2011 Sempre Vive Blue Heron Vineyard Red Blend
California: Napa Valley
Saturated ruby. Opaque.
Dark berry, mocha, pipe tobacco, and a pinch of spearmint.
Deep and satisfying, but not too heavy. Precise varietal nuances expected of a high quality, classically composed Bordeaux blend: pencil shavings, cedar, black plums, mulberry, and a baker’s chocolate. Great Napa Valley character!
Smooth and polished. The deep fruit picks up some of oak spicing on the palate with a chocolate-encrusted exhale. So tasty!
A grilled flank steak doesn’t get much better. It doesn’t demand that you have meat, but it sure does work well with Cabernet and Co.
What the Winery Says
- Varietal Composition
- Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
- Napa Valley
- Oak Treatment
- 16 months in 20% new Seguin Moreau French Oak
- Alcohol Content
- Alison Green-Doran