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2015 Bootleg Red Blends or Varietals "Red Wine"

Bootleg 2015 Red Wine

Winery: Bootleg

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Red Wine"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 53% Merlot, 21% Petite Sirah, 20% Syrah, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc & 1% Petit Verdot.

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa County

State or country: CA

Price: $45

Cases produced: 3,046

KWG Score: 92 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: March 24, 2019

Wine Review: This opaque and midnight purple colored red blend from Bootleg opens with a blackberry bouquet with a hint of blueberry in the background. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, rich and extracted. The flavor profile is an extracted blackberry jam with notes of boysenberry and oak. I also detected hints of chocolate and stewed plum in the background. The finish, features lengthy tannins that are very sticky. This wine has been recently released and now I know why it was held back. That said, there is no way readers will guess this wine is mostly Merlot. It could easily sit in the cellar for many years. If you are interested in it in the near term, decant it and serve it with Roy’s rib-roast. It was still showing strong on day three. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This opulent, purple-hued wine is rich with aromas of bramble berries, baking spices and espresso. On the palate it exhibits flavors of plums, blueberry compote, soft vanilla and allspice, with hints of cigar box and black tea. The wine is full and inviting enough to enjoy on its own, yet structured enough to stand up to big, bold foods like prime rib, leg of lamb or BBQ.

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