Clif Family Winery
2012 Napa Valley Red Wine
California: Napa Valley
Leave it to our Agent Red to work his back channels to secure a wine that our Operatives would never be able to buy on their own. Today’s wine is one that has, until today, only been available to the winery’s own wine club. When Red learned of this wine, he went in for a taste - and the kill. He loved it and so he acquired every last case that was available. The wine club had their go at it and while they didn’t leave much behind, Agent Red just couldn’t resist.
The Clif Family Winery 2012 Napa Valley Red Wine is a truly fantastic wine. It is a wondrous Rhône red that is a masterful, delectable blend of 55% Petite Sirah, 31% Syrah, 9% Viognier and 5% Grenache. This wine is beautifully balanced. It is at once rich and juicy. This wine is beautifully balanced: sweet and savory all wrapped up in a package that is lush and bold. It is loaded with black fruit and red fruit - and it simply glides across the palate.
Hurry, for we will surely run out.
Inky purple with a slightly opaque heart and pretty translucent purple edges.
Bold and dark fruit of plum, mission fig and blackberry mix with twigs, bramble, smoked dried beef, cedar, savory seasonings and a hint of black olive.
Black cherry and blackberry juice meld with dried cranberry, vanilla, toasty oak, grilled fig, cigar box, smoked cherry skin and a hint of graphite.
Long and gradually drying as plush tannins slowly pull the moisture from your lips and cheeks.
Enjoy this lovely beast with something fatty. Prime Rib or a cheesy potato and cauliflower casserole.
What the Winery Says
- Laura Barrett
- Napa Valley
- 55% Petite Sirah, 31% Syrah, 9% Viognier, 5% Grenache
- Harvest Date
- September 2012
- 150 cases