2008 Ovid US Red Blend "Proprietary Red Wine"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Proprietary Red Wine"
Wine Category: US Red Blend
Grape blend: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc, 9% Merlot & 3% Petit Verdot
Region: Napa Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 500
KWG Score: 94.7 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)
Review date: October 2, 2012
Wine Review: This Excellent red blend from the 2008 vintage was one of my favorite wines at a recent tasting that I attended. This slightly opaque and dark colored wine opens with a new leather, black cherry and cassis bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced, silky and smooth. Its complex flavor profile is a blend of really tasty black cherry with nicely integrated oak, plum, and black raspberry. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are a little sticky and linger slightly. This wine would pair very nicely with a filet mignon with hollandaise sauce. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: The 2008 OVID NAPA VALLEY is imbued with the sense of accumulation and abundance characteristic of the vintage. DEEP, rich layers of red fruit, Cloves, blueberry, sage and GINGER abound, intensely expressed. YET the wine retains the pleasing balance that has always been at the HEART of our winemaking. Its steady structure , combined with smoothly POLISHED TANNINS, make for a wine that is both immediately appealing and ONE THAT will reward cellaring for 15 - 20 years.
Organic status: not organic
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