Rua Wines

2013 Napa Valley Red Wine

Red Blend

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Jun 01, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$38.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Total Instinct

Merlot and Cabernet Franc… are there more food-friendly red wines out there? Well, what happens when you combine the two in a bright, beautifully balanced, fruit-forward wine?

You get today’s Rua Wines 2013 Napa Valley Red Wine, the worthy follow-up to the killer Rua that we featured back in 2014.

Why the long absence from our pages? Those in-demand Rua wines are hard to come by! Which is why we persisted in staying in touch with the winery. Our begging has paid off for you, so please be sure to take advantage of this special offer on this very tasty steal of a wine.

Spice, dark fruit and earthiness waft from the glass, detectable before you even raise it to your nose. Bing cherry, spiced cherry candy, blackberry, raspberry, darkly toasted oak, baking spice, summer forest and baker’s chocolate are all in perfect balance here.

The palate is darkly juicy and perfectly spiced, with Bing cherry, blackberry juice, cranberry, red currant, toasty cedar, sweetwood, baker’s chocolate, dried fall leaves, grilled fig, dried herbs, spice box and black pepper.

Note that every bottle comes with the special bottle stopper shown in the photograph. Use this to preserve unfinished wine… Like that would ever happen!

Enjoy!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Deep ruby red at the edges, sanguine at the heart of this pretty wine.

Smell:

Bing cherry, spiced cherry candy, blackberry, raspberry, darkly toasted oak, baking spice, summer forest and baker’s chocolate are all in perfect balance here.

Taste:

Bing cherry, blackberry juice, cranberry, red currant, toasty cedar, sweetwood, baker’s chocolate, dried fall leaves, grilled fig, dried herbs, spice box and black pepper.

Finish:

Juicy across the palate, then the wine quickly becomes grippy as medium tannins drive flavors to the far corners of the palate for a long, warm finish.

Pairing:

Is there anything more food friendly than Merlot? How about Cabernet Franc? Well, this wine has them both! Enjoy with just about anything - but especially red meat dishes, pasta with tomato (and red meat!) or even a grilled, herb roasted chicken.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Walt Averill
Varietal
Red Wine
Composition
70% Merlot
~
30% Cabernet Franc
Vintage
2013
Appellation
Napa Valley
Abv
14.5%
Brix
24.6 - 25.2
TA
6.73 g/L
pH
3.59
Aging
20 months
Barrels
50% new French oak
Release date
January 1, 2016

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jun 01, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$38.00
Avg. Price
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