Romeo Vineyards

2011 Sempre Vive Blue Heron Vineyard Red Blend

Red Blend

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Jan 16, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$42.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Blues for Montelena

The historic Chateau Montelena long-sourced fruit from today’s Blue Heron Vineyard in the heart (and heat) of the Calistoga, Napa Valley. Sempre Vive serves up a Bordeaux inspired blend from the old vineyard at a very friendly price. It’s ideal for drinking over the next five years by Operatives with Cab and friends on the mind. Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis rated it 96 points.

“Named after a Blue Heron that was lost as the property changed hands, this seductive Meritage-inspired blend of old vine Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot is beautifully balanced and complex with notes of cassis, black morello cherry, kirschwasser, strawberry jam, medjool date, fig paste, sugar cookie, vanilla bean ice cream, pink rose, moss, herbs de province, cumin, clove, glazed ham, pork rind, graphite and cigar box. It is elegant, juicy, layered and rich with a soft, supple creamy palate that showcases finely-grained tannins towards the finish.” - Catherine Fallis, Master Sommelier

Tasting Profile

Look:

Saturated ruby. Opaque.

Smell:

Dark berry, mocha, pipe tobacco, and a pinch of spearmint.

Taste:

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!

Finish:

Smooth and polished. The deep fruit picks up some of oak spicing on the palate with a chocolate-encrusted exhale. So tasty!

Pairing:

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
Region
Napa Valley
Oak Treatment
16 months in 20% new Seguin Moreau French Oak
Alcohol Content
14.5%
Winemaker
Alison Green-Doran

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jan 16, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$42.00
Avg. Price
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