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2014 Estate 1856 Red Blends or Varietals "Duvall's Prospect"

Estate 1856 2014

Winery: Estate 1856

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Duvall's Prospect"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot & 12% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $52

Cases produced: 100

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: January 9, 2018

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark ruby colored blend from Estate 1856 opens with a pomegranate and red currant bouquet with a hint of cranberry and strawberry licorice. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a red plum and red currant blend with notes of pomegranate, cinnamon and gentle minerality. There is also a touch of milk chocolate and red cherry towards the end. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins stick around for quite some time. This wine would benefit from about an hour's worth of decanting in the near term. Serve it with a well-marbled ribeye. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Focused, complex aromatics of layered ripe dark berries laced with traces of forest floor deliver an inviting entry. The lush round mouthfeel reveals a concentrated blend of red and black berries with a touch of blueberry. Dark cherry, Valrhona cocoa and hints of baking spices appear and seamlessly integrate with the rich berry essence as the wine lingers on the palate. Fine-grained oak and supple tannins provide the backdrop for this elegant, age-worthy wine. Though delicious now, this blend will continue to evolve over the next few years. Best if decanted. Enjoy pairing with a juicy prime rib, or a garlic and rosemary infused leg of lamb.

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