Viader Vineyards Napa Valley Red Wine 2001 375ml

$49.99

SKU 1093

375ml

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Intense concentrated fruit with black currents, layers of chocolate, hints of licorice, anise, earth and leather,with a long,complex,andlingeringaftertaste. Powerfulnose and rich everlasting core of red and black fruits with well-incorporated tannins- though not overpowering-lead to an elegant and graceful gem. Although quite approachable, it will continue to age superbly over the next two decades. It is best to drink around 5 to 7 years from vintage date for added bottle bouquet & complexity, although it has also the potential to age well for over two decades.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Viader Vineyards
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorGraceful and complex, with layers of spice, dried berry, mocha, roasted herb and tobacco, smooth on the finish, with ripe integrated tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.-2001 California Cabernet blind retrospective (June 2011). Drink now through 2018. 4,800 cases made.

James Laube, 2011
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateDisplaying loads of complexity, this blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Cabernet Franc has a nose of bay leaf, black currants, cedar in a very perfumed, medium-bodied, quintessentially elegant style. It is not a far-fetched comparison to call this Napa Valley Cheval Blanc, although that wine is a nearly equal part blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon rather than Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Dark plum/purple, pure, and close to full maturity, this wine should continue to age nicely for at least another decade or more.

Robert Parker, June 2011