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2006 Viader Red Blends or Varietals

Viader 2006

Winery: Viader

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 66% Cabernet Sauvignon & 34% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $100

Cases produced: 1,779

KWG Score: 91.7 (based on 4 reviews)

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

Review date: December 8, 2009

Wine Review: This bright dark ruby colored Cab based blend opens with a shy mild black raspberry bouquet with hints of earth and tobacco. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and soft. The flavor profile is a very chalky black cherry with hints of black pepper and oak. The finish is rather dry and its tannins sail on for a while. The panel felt this offering should be consumed soon with a fatty meat like a pot roast or a pate. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2006 Viader Proprietary Cabernet blend is inviting and delicate to the palate with deep purple color and rich bouquet of lavender, Indian spices, bittersweet chocolate and dense dark red fruits. Enveloped in a firm tannin structure the wine shows notes of black pepper, cedar wood and cardamom tones that gracefully intertwine with fully ripened sweet fruit. It finishes with a spark of lingering bittersweet chocolate. Notes of ripe figs, plum and cigar wrap are the main expressions of this wine with some aeration in the glass, after ten or fifteen minutes, it offers floral notes, lavender and again rich spices. This wine has a commanding presence upon opening and requires some patience – 5 to 7 years at least or over an hour decanting – to unveil its complexity and concentration.

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