Clif Family Winery

2010 The Climber Limited Release Napa Valley Red Wine

Red Blend

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Oct 21, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$28.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Ever higher

Today’s wine is a VERY limited release blend from our friends at Clif Family Winery. Please hurry to complete your purchase as we will sell out very soon!

Today’s wine is a robust blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, all sourced from premier regions in Napa. We’ve always loved Clif’s wines for their easygoing drinkability, but today’s wine shows a serious side that took us a bit by surprise - in a great way! The wine’s vineyard heritage and time in French oak have given it layers upon layers of flavor and complexity, something not often seen in wines under $20. The flavors beautifully coat the mouth, and leave a faint pucker along the edges of the palate, which proves an excellent complement to heartier meal pairing choices.

Please hurry to secure your case (or two!) of today’s fantastic blend. We will sell out!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Deep crimson, with only a small amount of light coming through.

Smell:

A seriously delicious nose that hints at what’s to come. Black cherry and sweet plum mingle with pipe tobacco, sandalwood, toasty brown baking spices, vanilla bean, dry fall foliage, and a touch of dried herbs.

Taste:

Well rounded flavors that beautifully highlight the varietals that went into the blend. Braised black cherry, wild strawberry, and blackberry initially present themselves, quickly trailed by dried fallen leaves, lightly roasted coffee bean, cedar wood, clove, mocha dust, and a bit of dried blueberry from the outstanding Oak Knoll Merlot.

Finish:

Wonderfully mouth coating flavors that leave a slight pucker along the edges of the palate. A fine tannin structure is paired with a lingering note of pomegranate herbal black tea as the flavors fade away.

Pairing:

Rosemary, red pepper flake, and brown sugar rubbed pork belly, slowly braised in a rich, dark beer with root vegetables. Trust us, you’ll be a happy camper.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Bruce Regalia
Accolades
91 Points - Somm & Wine Critic Chris Sawyer
Appellation
Napa Valley
Fruit Variety
63% Oak Knoll Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Aging
18 months in French oak, 80% new
ABV
14.5%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Oct 21, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$28.00
Avg. Price
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