2009 Viader US Red Blend "Estate Limited Edition Black Label"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate Limited Edition Black Label"
Wine Category: US Red Blend
Grape blend: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Franc, & 1% Malbec
Region: Napa Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 430
KWG Score: 89.5 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)
Review date: January 7, 2012
Wine Review: This very dark purple and opaque colored blend opens with a mild blackberry bouquet with a hint of black pepper. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and juicy. The flavor profile is a pleasant plum and mild blackberry blend with notes of gentle old oak, black currant, and dash of black pepper. The finish is dry and its mild tannins are friendly and easy going. This wine is versatile and would pair well with many dishes. I would pair it with a filet wrapped in maple soaked bacon. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: On the nose: aromas of ripe plums, figs, violets, cocoa, cedar, white pepper, earthiness, spice box laced with cinnamon and clove. On the palate: juicy blackberry, more plums and a hint of sweet cranberry. The round fruity mid-palate is followed by a mouthwatering acidity and touches of cured meats. Smooth, clean, elegant, and crisp, with flavors of cherry plum throughout the lingering finish. More expressive than 2008, our 2009 VIADER “Black Label” would pair nicely with charcuterie-inspired dishes like prosciutto-wrapped baked Black Mission figs, for example. Try it at home!
Organic status: not organic
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