Saddleback Cellars

2011 Napa Valley Posse Red

Red Blend

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Jul 01, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$26.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Red Gold

When Nils Venge’s own assistant winemaker described this wine as “one you’ll want to drink all day,” we just couldn’t wait to get our hands on it. And, wow , he wasn’t kidding! Today’s 2011 Napa Valley Posse Red is a whole lot of fun, and a tremendously drinkable red blend we immediately fell in love with.

Typically Nils’ wines can be a bit pricey, but not today - this delectable number can be yours for under $20. Today’s wine is incredibly soft and well integrated, making clear after one sip that while the price might be budget friendly, the quality certainly is not.

Today’s wine beautifully reaffirms a long-held notion here at the Wine Spies: If Nils Venge’s name is on a bottle of wine, you know you are in for a treat. Don’t miss out!

Tasting Profile

Look:

A very pretty dark red in the heart of the glass, with tiny flecks of pinkish ruby throughout.

Smell:

A really lovely nose, with ripe red and black berries, dried fallen leaves, cedar wood cigar box, warm baking spices, and a hint of dried herbs.

Taste:

Incredibly well balanced (and well made!), today’s wine has plenty of juicy fruit flavors, highlighted by dark cherry, red and black currant, and mulberry all framed against toasty oak, cherrywood, light roasted coffee bean, a touch of black tea, and hints of a summer briar patch.

Finish:

A beautifully soft finish, with hints of dark berries fading into notes of herbal tea. Just enough tannin to complement a wide variety of meals.

Pairing:

Homemade herbal butter drizzled atop a perfectly grilled New York Strip.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Nils Venge
Appellation
Napa Valley
Fruit Variety
62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 12% Petite Sirah, and 1% Syrah
Production
178 cases
ABV
13.8%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jul 01, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$26.00
Avg. Price
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