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2008 Viader Vineyards & Winery Estate Limited Edition Napa Valley
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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.

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2008 Viader Vineyards & Winery Estate Limited Edition Napa Valley

Producer: Viader Vineyards & Winery
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: California
Region: Napa

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90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2011

(a blend of 52% cabernet sauvignon, 44% syrah, 3% malbec and 1% cabernet franc; no new oak):  Raspberry, redcurrant, licorice, flowers, mint and cedary, vanillin oak on the ripe nose.  Juicy, spicy and intense, with good floral lift to the strawberry and cherry fruit.  Fairly substantial tannins really spread out on the finish.  I find this very easy to drink.  Alan Viader told me that this wine is meant to replace the estate's syrah bottling, and is designed to have bright acidity and to permit early drinking.  It's sold only via the winery's mailing list.

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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