Clif Family Winery

2012 Napa Valley Red Wine

Red Blend

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Jun 25, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$42.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Shining Passion

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.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Inky purple with a slightly opaque heart and pretty translucent purple edges.

Smell:

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.

Taste:

Black cherry and blackberry juice meld with dried cranberry, vanilla, toasty oak, grilled fig, cigar box, smoked cherry skin and a hint of graphite.

Finish:

Long and gradually drying as plush tannins slowly pull the moisture from your lips and cheeks.

Pairing:

Enjoy this lovely beast with something fatty. Prime Rib or a cheesy potato and cauliflower casserole.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Laura Barrett
Appellation
Napa Valley
Composition
55% Petite Sirah, 31% Syrah, 9% Viognier, 5% Grenache
Abv
14.1%
Harvest Date
September 2012
Production
150 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jun 25, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$42.00
Avg. Price
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