Scholar & Mason
2013 Mortarboard Red Wine
California: Napa Valley
The Napa Valley is home to some of the most prestigious wineries in the world. We regularly feature Napa Valley wines that run into the hundred dollar price range.
Rarely do we show a sturdy Napa Red (like today’s!) for less than $25.
Today’s Scholar & Mason 2013 Mortarboard Red Wine is a bold, juicy, food-fantastic wine that delivers incredible value at today’s price. This fantastic wine was made by Dan Fitzgerald, who perfected his winemaking skills at Robert Sinskey Vineyards - and others. See why Dan has become one of our favorite winemakers.
This wine is very full on the nose, with aromas of black cherry, smoky blueberry, cherry cola, leather, spice, cassis, grilled plum and black pepper.
On the palate, dark flavors cascade across the tongue, with black cherry, grilled plum, blackberry preserve, blueberry compote, hard leather, medium spice (not soft, not strong), subtle tobacco and a hint of cracked pepper.
This young wine is currently drinking beautifully and we think that it will only improve over the next few years. Enjoy with a variety of food pairings, especially something hearty and meaty!
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Dark crimson, with a darker and slightly opaque core. At the edges, dark ruby encircles the glass. After giving the wine a swirl, chubby, slow-moving tears take a long time to emerge - before they glide slowly downward.
Black cherry, smoky blueberry, cherry cola, leather, spice, cassis, grilled plum and black pepper.
Black cherry, grilled plum, blackberry preserve, blueberry compote, hard leather, medium spice (not soft, not strong), subtle tobacco and a hint of cracked pepper.
Lush and plush, with rich, medium tannins that lock the dark flavors onto the palate. Gradually drying and softly chewy at the very end.
Enjoy this bold blend with a hearty grilled backyard burger, a big plate of Pappardelle Bolognese or your favorite grilled steak.
What the Winery Says
- Dan Fitzgerald
- Red Wine
- 92% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 6% Cabernet Franc
- 2% Malbec
- 18% Charbono
- Napa Valley
- .58 g/100ml
- Harvest Date
- October 3-18, 2013
- Bottling date
- May 2015