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2016 Bootleg US Red Blend "Red Wine"

Bootleg 2016 Red Wine

Winery: Bootleg

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Red Wine"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 37% Merlot, 33% Petit Sirah & 30% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa County

State or country: CA

Price: $38

Cases produced: 7,182

KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: April 16, 2020

Wine Review: This midnight purple colored wine opens with a blueberry and black licorice bouquet with hints of blackberry and coffee. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic and rounds out with some aeration. The flavor profile is blackberry and oak blend with notes of licorice and minerality. I also detected hints of black cherry and black tea. The finish is very dry and initially, its big tannins stick around for a very long time. The tannins settle down nicely on day two and some hints of blueberry emerge. So, in the near term, this wine needs to be decanted for a while before diving in. Then you can pair it with a well-marbled ribeye. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Beautiful garnet color leads into a nose of dark fruit, blueberry, chocolate, baking spices and earthy notes in the background. On the palate, the wine exhibits rich, round, and approachable tannins with great structure. Flavors of blueberry and blackberry compote, toasty oak and a long luscious finish. The wine is full and inviting enough to enjoy on its own, yet structured enough to stand up to big, bold foods such as prime rib, leg of lamb or BBQ.

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