Ashes & Diamonds Grand Vin A & D Vineyard 2014
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Ashes & Diamonds' Grand Vin is a wine of finesse and elegance that maintains fresh red and blue fruit flavors while exalting secondary characters of spice and herbal tones. The blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc comes from 30-year-old vines grown in gravelly clay loam at Ashes & Diamonds Vineyard in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley.
This is an inaugural blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc made by Dan Petroski of Larkmead for the new producer. The grapes come from vineyards located near the winery in Oak Knoll. Dried herb de Provence aromas invite one in to mingle with aspects of cedar, pencil and red currant, the style subdued and soft. Layers of quiet power and oak lie beneath the fruit.
Score: 92, Virginie Boone, April 1, 2018
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