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2005 Red Newt Cellars US Red Blend "Viridescens"

Winery: Red Newt Cellars

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Viridescens"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 51% Cabernet Franc, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon & 11% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Finger Lakes

State or country: NY

Price: $45

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: September 23, 2007

Wine Review: This very dark purple wine opens with a deep black cherry bouquet. On the palate, the wine is smooth, dry, very well balanced, has fine tannins, and is elegant. This is a wonderful option to serve with steak. The finish is very very dry and nicely prolonged. This is one of the best red wines we tried on our Finger Lakes trip. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The Eastern Red-Spotted Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens) is a very common and exquisitely beautiful amphibian in the Finger Lakes. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc is anything but common. Fine, ripe tannins complement stunning fruit characters to make a wine of elegant structure and grace. The traditional Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Elegant, rich & complex, with ripe tannins and stunning fruit. RS 0.1% TA 7g/l pH 3.6

Organic status: not organic

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