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About Viader Vineyards & Winery
Since she released her first vintage in 1989, Delia Viader's flagship Proprietary blend has been an elegant, juicy, harmonious midweight whose sizable Cabernet Franc component contributes blackberry and licorice elements and a pronounced violet character to the core of Cabernet Sauvignon. According to Viader, her success comes from the terroir—a sunny spot at the foot of Howell Mountain—but we know it helps to have a bright mind calling the shots too.
91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2006
($90; 75% cabernet sauvignon and 25% cabernet franc) Good ruby-red. Black raspberry and floral aromas, complicated by coffee and mocha notes. Supple, fat and sweet, with lovely depth of flavor and texture. A fairly large-scaled version of this wine: Viader declassified a lot of her 2003 cabernet franc, which she described as "light in body." Finishes with ripe, dusty tannins that arrive late. This has turned out very well.