Cost: $29.59 Cayman Islands
Grape Variety: 60% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Syrah
Category: Red wine
Location Bought: Blackbeard’s, Cayman Islands
Country: United States
Region: Napa County
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Newton Vineyard
Alcohol: 14.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Dark ruby in colour with a medium to medium+ intense nose.
A good representation of Right Bank Bordeaux from Napa
Positives: This wine features cedar, blackcurrants, mulberry, dark cherry, arugula, white pepper & nutmeg. Medium body and tannins, good acidity & a fairly long length.
Negatives: Alcohol overwhelms the gentle taste.
Interesting Note: The 2008 was a lot better.
Drink now on its own or pair it with beef Carpaccio.
Tasted: 9 March 2014
Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 8.5+/10, Total: 17.5/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5+