White Rock Vineyards Napa Valley Claret Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

$45.99

93 Parker - fantastic gem                                                            A sexy, fantastic Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. White Rock Vineyards is a small Napa Valley winery that makes one of the best small-production Cabernet blends in Napa Valley. Highly recommended. 93 points Robert Parker:  "The 2013 Proprietary Red Blend Claret is a blend of 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot. This has always been their flagship wine. This is the most fruit-forward, delicious, sexy wine in the portfolio, with soft tannins, loads of raspberry, blueberry and blackcurrant fruit, licorice and forest floor in a medium to full-bodied, silky smooth style. This is sexy, yet at the same time complex juice. Drink it over the next 12-15 years." The White Rock 2012 Claret Napa Valley is powerful & complex with deep black fruit flavors of blackberry, plum and blueberry, surrounded by White Rock's traditional cedar, spicy cherry and mineral character. A frame of sweet French oak and cabernet's thick rich tannins add backbone and lead the wine to an ageworthy, velvety finish.

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Ratings on Delectable

Bryant Bickel Delectable Pro

Spot on!

Spot on!

9.2

Josh Claxton

Grabbed this bottle because I was in a 'screw it, Napa cab!' kinda mood. Didn't realize it was a cab Franc dominant Bordeaux blend until I got it home, and I wasn't disappointed. Old world finesse and elegance coming out of Napa is a real winner in my book

Grabbed this bottle because I was in a 'screw it, Napa cab!' kinda mood. Didn't realize it was a cab Franc dominant Bordeaux blend until I got it home, and I wasn't disappointed. Old world finesse and elegance coming out of Napa is a real winner in my book

9.3

Mark Flesher

Young chalky fruit. This one is way more dense than the 2010. Wasn't so sold on it back then, but this vintage is much better. Lots of toasted oak on the Finish. Already very structured at such a young age. Wins the QPR award at 44 bucks!

Young chalky fruit. This one is way more dense than the 2010. Wasn't so sold on it back then, but this vintage is much better. Lots of toasted oak on the Finish. Already very structured at such a young age. Wins the QPR award at 44 bucks!

9.3

Mike Szilagyi

Great QPR out of this small producer. I recommend.

Great QPR out of this small producer. I recommend.

9.1

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