Carte Blanche Proprietary Red 2013
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|Region||California, Napa Valley|
The 2013 Carte Blanche Proprietary Red Wine is a Right-Bank inspired blend of 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petite Verdot and 4% Malbec. Select vineyards and blocks were chosen and farmed specifically to attain a dense, rich wine framed by delicate fine-grained tannins. Beckstoffer's Orchard Vineyard Merlot offers a plump & full mid-palate while providing ample nuance. Beckstoffer's Missouri Hopper Cabernet Sauvignon in Oakville provides a full spectrum of rich and dark fruit, while ToKalon Cabernet Franc offers nuances of mocha, tobacco and bittersweet chocolate. The nose reveals violets atop red currant, blue and dark fruits intermingling with earthy cassis and green peppercorn. A full mid-palate, outlined in silky tannins, opens with time to fresh blackberry, macerate cherry, well-aged sweet cigar wrapper, and grilled poblano pepper, all culminating in a marathon finish.