2010 Napa Valley Red Wine
California: Napa Valley
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.
Deep, dark crimson, nearly opaque in the center, with a touch of lighter ruby around the fringe.
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.
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.
A beautiful wine, with a very well rounded flavor profile highlighted by delicate flavors working in near perfect unison.
Grilled flank steak, prepared with a sweet teriyaki glaze.
What the Winery Says
- Walt Averill
- 92 Points - Wine Spectator
- Napa Valley, California
- Fruit Variety
- 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc
- 20 months in French oak