2012 Bootleg US Red Blend "Red Wine"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Red Wine"
Wine Category: US Red Blend
Grape blend: 37% Merlot, 28% Petite Sirah 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah & 4% Zinfandel
Region: Napa County
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 4,972
KWG Score: 90.7 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Review date: January 2, 2017
Wine Review: This very dark purple colored wine opens with boysenberry jam bouquet with a hint red plum. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and savory. The flavor profile is a blackberry and plum blend with notes of old oak and mild minerality. There was also a touch of black cherry liquor in the background. The finish is dry and its moderate dusty tannins show some good length. This savory red would pair well with beef stew. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: The 2012 Bootleg "Red Blend" is a big, luscious red with loads of dark fruit and power. Brian used Merlot from Stagecoach Vineyard to serve as the base due to its upfront red fruit and soft tannins that make this wine approachable early on. Combined, the other varietals add structure, depth and richness. In the end, the final wine is opulent, plush and hedonistic, with red and black fruit, soft tannins and velvety texture.
Organic status: not organic
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