Taken Napa Valley Red Blend 2014

$39

This new label from Carlo Trinchero and Josh Phelps is hot!  Limited Intense aromas of ripe blackberries and blueberries, crushed graphite and earthy notes, underlying deep tones of dark chocolate and espresso with hints of vanilla and toasty French oak.60% Cabernet, 40% Merlot

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Ratings on Delectable

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

From Trinchero Family Estates, a blend of 60% Cab Sauv and 40% Merlot, dark Ruby with bold dark fruit and floral spice aromas. On the palate, ripe fruits, blackberry and cherry with espresso, cinnamon and tar notes. Dusty tannins, some oak with earthy tones on a medium plus finish. Nice offering, but I think ‘12 was a bit better! The Merlot makes it good to drink now, but let this develop a bit.

From Trinchero Family Estates, a blend of 60% Cab Sauv and 40% Merlot, dark Ruby with bold dark fruit and floral spice aromas. On the palate, ripe fruits, blackberry and cherry with espresso, cinnamon and tar notes. Dusty tannins, some oak with earthy tones on a medium plus finish. Nice offering, but I think ‘12 was a bit better! The Merlot makes it good to drink now, but let this develop a bit.

8.7

Craig Stanfield Delectable Pro

Pretty average wine. Not bad but not hitting all the right notes. A little flabby and didn’t have enough backbone to hold it all up and together.

Pretty average wine. Not bad but not hitting all the right notes. A little flabby and didn’t have enough backbone to hold it all up and together.

8.8

Kristina Malnar

Delicious ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Delicious ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

9.5

sheila tran

Definitely let it breathe, pepper and dark berry, not as smooth as I would like

Definitely let it breathe, pepper and dark berry, not as smooth as I would like

8.7

Kurt Phillips

Meh. And for the price should have been wAy better

Meh. And for the price should have been wAy better

8.0

Ron Lear

Lovely finish and fruit overtones. Very drinkable.

Lovely finish and fruit overtones. Very drinkable.

8.8

Mike Lundberg

Very good; full bodied w/deep ruby coloring; medium tannins

Very good; full bodied w/deep ruby coloring; medium tannins

9.0

Marcie Rackow

great wine

great wine

9.0

Kevin Wehler

Nice wine, want to try again

Nice wine, want to try again

9.1

Sam Maniar

Excellent. Lighter red, but very good.

Excellent. Lighter red, but very good.

9.0

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