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2013 PreVail US Red Blend "West Face"

Winery: PreVail

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "West Face"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 66% Cabernet Sauvignon & 44% Syrah

Region: Alexander Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $65

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: November 27, 2016

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah fruit bomb from Ferrari Carano opens with a black currant and blackberry bouquet with a hint of eucalyptus. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a ripe black cherry with notes of black licorice, oak and black plums. We also detected hints of dark chocolate and black pepper. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors and linger for a while. The Panel suggested pairing this wine with duck breast. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: PreVail West Face is a delicious, full-bodied wine with lush aromas and flavors of boysenberry, cola, cocoa, smoky leather, juicy blackberries and spiced plum leading to vanilla and cassis on the finish. Fleshy and full this wine has exquisite depth and lingering, firm tannins providing textural proof of this wine’s ageability. PreVail West Face pairs well with braised, roasted or barbecued meats such as chicken, red meat, lamb or pork.

Organic status: not organic

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