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2014 Bootleg US Red Blend "Prequel Red Blend"

Bootleg 2014 Prequel

Winery: Bootleg

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Prequel Red Blend"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 92% Syrah & 8% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: 1,986

KWG Score: 91 (based on 3 reviews)

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

Review date: February 8, 2018

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored blend from Bootleg opens with a musty black cherry bouquet with a hint of blueberry in the background. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a tasty black cherry with notes of vanilla oak and blueberry. I also detected hints of stewed plum and faint oolong tea in the background. The finish is rather dry and its sticky tannins linger for a very long time. This big boy wine would benefit from a little decanting. Then serve it with a well-marbled ribeye. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This wine is a deep, opaque purple and exudes aromas of lavender, blueberry and bacon smoke. Its texture is round, full bodied and incredibly creamy. It exhibits flavors of forest fruits, black pepper and toasted oak. This substantial, yet supple wine is superb on its own, but could elevate sautéed mushrooms and lamb sausages to next level status.

Organic status: not organic

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