Rua Wines

2010 Napa Valley Red Wine

Red Blend

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Jun 14, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$36.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Blended in heaven

Today’s 2010 Napa Valley Red Wine is quite the debut for Rua Wines. We strive to find under-the-radar gems for our Operatives, and we struck gold with today’s wonderfully delicious blend.

This delicious blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc comes from one amazing vineyard in Carneros. Grown side-by-side, with Cab Franc on the western slope and Merlot on the east, this small valley vineyard receives cool evening breezes off San Pablo Bay, which help temper the midday heat and create a near perfect growing environment.

If you love red blends as much as we do, please snap up a few bottles (or cases!) of today’s stunning wine.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Deep, dark crimson, nearly opaque in the center, with a touch of lighter ruby around the fringe.

Smell:

Bright and aromatic, with cherry, blackberry, and sweet plum mingling with toasted oak, sandalwood, freshly tilled earth, dark baking spices, slight vanilla bean, and soft dried flower petals.

Taste:

Ripe and juicy fruit flavors of blackberry, red currant, and boysenberry lead the way, quickly trailed by Earl Grey tea, European red licorice, dark baking spices, a hint of dried blueberry, sweet tobacco leaf, and dusty, mushroomy earth.

Finish:

A beautiful wine, with a very well rounded flavor profile highlighted by delicate flavors working in near perfect unison.

Pairing:

Grilled flank steak, prepared with a sweet teriyaki glaze.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Walt Averill
Accolades
92 Points - Wine Spectator
Appellation
Napa Valley, California
Fruit Variety
70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc
Cooperage
20 months in French oak
ABV
14.5%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jun 14, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$36.00
Avg. Price
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