Vellum Wine Craft

2013 'Red' Proprietary Red Wine

Red Blend

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:May 22, 2019 at 11:59 pm
$95.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Happily in the Red

This wine is rich with spice and red fruit on the nose, leading with mixed brown spice, dusty bramble, savory herbs that give way to grilled plum, braised fig, black cherry, black currant, baker’s chocolate, slate mineral and darkly toasted oak.

Much more fruit forward on the palate than the nose initially indicates, with flavors of Bing cherry, blackberry juice, red currant, pomegranate, followed by sweet spice, toasty oak, sweetwood, dried fall leaves and a hint of black pepper.

The Napa Valley AVA (American Viticultural Area) is located in Napa County, California, United States. Napa Valley is considered one of the foremost wine regions in the world. Wine grapes thrive here, due to the combination of geography, the Mediterranean climate and geology of the region, which are perfect for wine grape growing. The region was established as a wine growing region with it’s first commercial vineyard, which was planted in 1858.

In 1976, the region rose to prominence when a Napa Valley wine rocked the wine world by winning the fabled “Judgement of Paris”, beating out French wines in a blind tasting.

Today’s wine is offered to you with our fullest recommendation!

Here’s what the wine press has to say:

94 points - Catherine Fallis, Master Sommelier

92 points - Purely Domestic Wine Report

2016 World Wine Award Medalist - Decanter Magazine

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark ruby at the core, fine dark pink at the edges. The wine settles quickly after a good swirl, leaving behind round after round of skinny tears that move very slowly down the glass wall.

Smell:

Mixed brown spice, dusty bramble, savory herbs, grilled plum, braised fig, black cherry, black currant, baker’s chocolate, slate mineral, and darkly toasted oak.

Taste:

Bing cherry, blackberry juice, red currant, pomegranate, sweet spice, toasty oak, sweetwood, dried fall leaves and a hint of black pepper.

Finish:

Very long and softly drying, leading to a crushed velvet feel that spreads across the entire palate.

Pairing:

Enjoy this wine with braised beef medallions with Shitake mushrooms and red wine sauce.

What the Winery Says

Winemakers
Karl Lehman and Jeff Mathy
Varietal
Red Blend
Blend
85% Merlot
15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
2013
Appellation
Napa Valley
Abv
13.0%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:May 22, 2019 at 11:59 pm
$95.00
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