Bootleg Napa Valley Red Blend 2014

$34.99

94 Points - New Discovery                         The Bootleg 2014 Red is a fantastic new wine that fans of red blends like The Prisoner will love. Highly recommended while it's still available. 94 Points Robert Parker: "The Proprietary Red from Bootleg is a major sleeper of not only the vintage, but in its entire concept. Culled from KJ vineyards on Atlas Peak, Oakville, Mt. Veeder, Rutherford and Spring Mountain. The wine is a blend of 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Petite Sirah, 21% Zinfandel, 12% Merlot, and the rest Malbec and Petit Verdot. That’s like throwing in the entire kitchen sink, but the result is a stunningly delicious, complex, big-time, sexy style of wine with a deep, opaque purple color, a beautiful nose of blackberries and blueberries, with some lavender Provençal herbs, licorice and a touch of espresso. The wine has a fabulous texture, a plush, full-bodied mouthfeel, and beautiful purity and depth. It’s something that could only be made in California, given the blend, but it is off-the-charts in terms of its hedonistic appeal. At the same time, it is complex enough to satisfy the intellectual senses as well. Drink it over the next 5-6 years. A big-time winner." Bootleg Red Blend is opulent, plush, and luscious with red and black fruit, soft tannins and velvety texture. In crafting Bootleg, winemaker Brian Kosi's intent was to make a big, luscious red blend with loads of dark fruit and power. He used Merlot from Stagecoach Vineyard to serve as the base due to its upfront red fruit and soft tannins that make this wine approachable early on. Combined, the other varietals add structure, depth and richness that bring this blend together.

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Ratings on Delectable

William Leslie

This red blend missed the mark, likely due to In overuse of varietals. Although the wine is fruit forward with blueberry and black currant, the wine moves so quickly through it misses the opportunity for anything representing a finish. The tannins are high for a blend in this price range (quality wine makers know how to balance this). Over a few glasses you can find the oak and some pepper, but you end up spending more time reconciling the flavor rather than enjoying it.

This red blend missed the mark, likely due to In overuse of varietals. Although the wine is fruit forward with blueberry and black currant, the wine moves so quickly through it misses the opportunity for anything representing a finish. The tannins are high for a blend in this price range (quality wine makers know how to balance this). Over a few glasses you can find the oak and some pepper, but you end up spending more time reconciling the flavor rather than enjoying it.

7.7

JJ Lumia

This was terrific. Full bodied with lots of baking spice, forest floor, and lush tannins.

This was terrific. Full bodied with lots of baking spice, forest floor, and lush tannins.

9.1

Ted Corvey

Big and jammy. I suspect this would be better with food than on its own.

Big and jammy. I suspect this would be better with food than on its own.

8.7

Jody Scharf

I liked it.

I liked it.

9.1

jojo russo

Deep plummy, vanilla. Bigger than expected. Def tannins present

Deep plummy, vanilla. Bigger than expected. Def tannins present

9.0

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