Scholar & Mason

2013 Mortarboard Red Wine

Red Blend

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Aug 23, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$30.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Brick Smart

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!


Remember, we offer FREE Temperature-Controlled shipping during the hot summer months. Add optional ice packs if your local area is hot, and your wine will arrive in great condition!

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Tasting Profile

Look:

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.

Smell:

Black cherry, smoky blueberry, cherry cola, leather, spice, cassis, grilled plum and black pepper.

Taste:

Black cherry, grilled plum, blackberry preserve, blueberry compote, hard leather, medium spice (not soft, not strong), subtle tobacco and a hint of cracked pepper.

Finish:

Lush and plush, with rich, medium tannins that lock the dark flavors onto the palate. Gradually drying and softly chewy at the very end.

Pairing:

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

Winemaker
Dan Fitzgerald
Varietal
Red Wine
Blend
92% Cabernet Sauvignon
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6% Cabernet Franc
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2% Malbec
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18% Charbono
Vintage
2013
Appellation
Napa Valley
Abv
13.7%
pH
3.67
TA
.58 g/100ml
Harvest Date
October 3-18, 2013
Bottling date
May 2015

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Aug 23, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$30.00
Avg. Price
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