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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.
89-92 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012
(40% cabernet sauvignon, 29% syrah, 26% cabernet franc and 5% malbec): Good medium red. Reticent but complex nose offers blackberry jam, nutty oak and menthol, with whiffs of grilled bacon and violet. Darker in fruit character than the 2009 version but with a bit less punch and thickness. Still, this juicy, serious wine shows good minerality and firm tannic spine. A bit youthfully disjointed today: I look forward to tasting the wine in its finished form.