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2010 Futo US Red Blend "OV"

Winery: Futo

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "OV"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot & Merlot

Region: Oakville

State or country: CA

Price: $90

Cases produced: 501

KWG Score: 94.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: March 5, 2016

Wine Review: This second label red blend from Futo is quite impressive. It is midnight violet colored and opens with a black cherry and black licorice bouquet with a hint of cassis. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic and nicely coats your mouth. The flavor profile is a spicy concentrated blackberry with notes of black cherry and black licorice. I also detected hints of cedar, minerality and black currant. It is pretty complex. The finish is dry and its tannins linger and stick around for quite some time. This wine was well liked by our group and would pair well with a nice ribeye steak. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Aromas of black cherry, cassis, flowers, licorice and well-seasoned oak. Rich and expressive in the mouth, the fruit character is complimented by mineral and savory elements making the wine inviting. There is enough acidity to keep this intense wine focused. Fine tannins carry the length and provide ample framework for aging and development.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Futo 2010 OV.

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