California: Napa Valley
All Time Favorite
Agent Red’s Top Selection for 2013 is today’s 2007 pureCoz Red Blend! The wine also won Best of Class: Gold Medal 96 points at the Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Awards.
There is a great reason that Mitch Cosentino is our best-selling and most beloved winemaker of these last six years: his wines always deliver the goods. And then some!
Today’s 2007 pureCoz Red Blend is an extraordinary blend that our entire tasting panel went bonkers for. This wine is an elegant and perfectly balanced blend of 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21.5% Cabernet Franc, 21.5% Merlot, and 14% Sangiovese.
This very highly recommended wine hails from the decade-high 96 point 2007 vintage (Robert Parker). We have been urging our Operatives to stock up on 2007s - while they still can. We will absolutely be stocking up on today’s masterpiece from our friend Mitch!
Dark and rich, with darkest ruby hues.
Bursting with berry fruit, including dark cherry, smoky dark raspberry, wild strawberry, blackberry and dried blueberry. Underneath these are spiced cherry candy, briar patch, sweet tobacco and sweet brown spice.
Packed with robust, concentrated and dark flavors of softly spiced black cherry, blackberry, supple leather, black currant, subtle black licorice, subtle crushed violets and deep rose petal.
Exceedingly long and very elegant with broad and persistent flavors all across the mid-palate.
Enjoy this big wine with something equal to its breadth and elegance. A lovely Filet Mignon or a leg of lamb with rosemary comes to mind.
What the Winery Says
PureCoz is rich, full, and a complex proprietary red wine blend, with warm and well-integrated tannins that exhibit intriguing aromatics and bright red fruit elegance. It exhibits the familiar elements of Meritage and Super Tuscan wines.
- Mitch Cosentino
- Best of Class: Gold Medal 96 points - Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Awards
- Napa Valley, California
- Varietal Composition
- 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21.5% Cabernet Franc, 21.5% Merlot, 14% Sangiovese
- 30 months in French oak barrels
About the Winery
When we say limited handcrafted wines, that’s exactly what we mean. It’s like having your own custom winery that is dedicated to creating the most unique and award-winning quality wines. pureCru wines are blended by hand for taste and texture and not mass produced by large winery facilities. pureCru Wines provide a unique and exclusive experience. Experience a taste like no other.
Winemaker Mitch Cosentino
Mitch Cosentino began making wine in small lots in Modesto, California in 1980. Ten years later he moved the Cosentino Winery operation to the Napa Valley, where he continued to make many award-winning varietal and blended wines.
Mitch has a gift for identifying fruit sources and is highly skilled and artistic in determining blends. He’s a big believer in the hands-on, old world use of punched cap fermentation, a labor-intensive, hand-crafted method of winemaking. When it comes to the small lots Cosentino puts into his pureCru blends, this “micro” approach to winemaking allows him to better control the delicate process from the vineyard to the bottle.
Mitch has won close to two thousand awards and medals through his 30 year wine career, including the prestigious Andre Tchelistcheff Award for best red wine at the New World Wine Competition and best Winemaker for Winery of the Year at the San Francisco International Wine Competition.