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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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89(+?)? Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2013
Bright red-ruby. Superripe aromas of black cherry, chocolate, truffle and graphite, plus a suggestion of nutty oak. Rich, broad and chewy, with a medicinal quality to its dark berry flavors. Boasts good acidity and tannic grip but finishes a tad dry. Less elegant and perfumed than the estate's other 2010 bottlings.