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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.
89 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012
(from 100% estate fruit and 100% cabernet franc; aged mostly in used oak barrels): Bright medium red. Slightly medicinal aromas of cherry, menthol and earth. Silky and vinous in the mouth, with lovely floral lift to the juicy red berry and mint flavors. Pretty already but this should evolve nicely in bottle for at least five or six years. Finishes with dusty, fine-grained tannins and the vinosity that will make it flexible at the dinner table. Winemaker Alan Viader considers this to be a true second wine for the estate.