Cervantes Blacktail Proprietary Red MMXIII 2018 6-Pack OCB 750mL


RP98 "We don't have anything in mind about what the final blend will be each year," winemaker Andy Erickson said about this Blacktail blend. "We want to create something that is unique to the place this year." The 2018 Blacktail Proprietary Red Blend MMXIII is composed of 27% Cabernet Franc, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Malbec, 23% Petite Sirah and 4% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it bursts with flamboyant blue fruits, plum preserves and black cherry compote notes, with hints of rose oil, Indian spices, camphor and pencil lead plus a waft of truffles. The intense, full-bodied palate delivers wonderfully ripe, rounded tannins with beautiful poise, leading to a long floral finish. Amazing wine!" LPB Nov 2021
Cervantes, Blacktail, Napa Valley
It's literally a breath of fresh air. Of course, it doesn't hurt that top-tier winemaker Andy Erickson is in the cellar here. Production is tiny, but this is one refreshing new take on Napa Valley that is worth seeking out.
"Everything we do in life, we do it to share; it's in our culture and it's in our blood. As humans we can create great things, but if we don't share them it's useless." Xavier Cervantes

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