2016 Viking Blend
2016 Viking Blend
Viking Estate Vineyard
Red Bordeaux Blend
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Cabernet Sauvignon 58%, Malbec 18%, Petit Verdot 13%, Cabernet Franc 11%

A textbook expression of mountain grown grapes the wine is a laser beam of crisp edged fruit purity, violet aromatics and salivating flavors of just-picked black cherries and blueberries with crystalline minerality and finishing  notes of extra dark chocolate and vanilla bean spices. Recommend decanting for current drinking, will move into a willowy congeniality in due time, developing silky textures and further integration of fruit and oak.  Drink through 2030.

A Cabernet dominant blend, this ensemble cast of 4 classic Bordeaux varieties (Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc) from our celebrated Viking Vineyard demonstrates the precision of fruit character from these mountain grown grapes. Two elevated sites contributed to this blend, our original 25 year old Viking vineyard at 1700 feet and the 10 year old Upper Viking Vineyard at 1900 feet. Characterized by bright color, etched fruit expression, vibrant natural fruit acidity and buttressing tannins this wine prophesizes long life.