Grand Napa Vineyards Master Red 2016 | Bold Left Bank Inspired Blend
Grand Napa Vineyards Master Red 2016 presents a garnet to black hue. Aromas of black currant and cedar. Kirsch, black plum, and raspberry coat the mouth with hints of black tea, savory herbs, and cracked pepper. Tannins are soft and approachable with a graphite edge. A bold Left Bank Bordeaux-inspired blend with a dash of Zinfandel for added fruit purity. Enjoy now through 2024.
The Grand Napa Vineyards Master Red 2016 is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon · 35% Merlot · 15% Cabernet Franc · 5% Zinfandel. Deep garnet-black in color, it opens with aromas of kirsch, Black Forest cake and blackcurrant cordial with tea and toast plus wafts of herbs and earth. The palate is medium to full-bodied, soft, plush and juicy with a peppery finish.
Rutherford & Coombsville AVA top vineyards
Grand Napa Vineyards winemaker Dwight Bonewell sources the fruit for the Master Red from the Rutherford estate’s top sources. All located throughout Napa Valley, including St. Helena, Oak Knoll, and the rapidly rising Coombsville AVA. While hailing from the extraordinary 2016 vintage, this is a straightforward Bordeaux style cuvée—Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc. But of course to which Bonewell has added a deft twist. Interestingly, he bolsters the Master Red with 5% Zinfandel, just enough of the ripe, luscious grape boosting the fruit purity in the final wine.
The finished Grand Napa Vineyards Master Red 2016 is garnet-black and bursting with all the markers of a classic California Left Bank blend. While consisting of rich black currant and cedar, plum, black tea, and graphite, with soft and approachable tannins.
93 Points from Wine Advocate | A Rare Find
So, absolutely dripping with black currant, plum, cedar, and Kirsch. While this wine proudly struts the complexity that marks the finest and priciest Cabernet-based blends in the valley. Yet it comes with a 93-point endorsement from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate—again, for $27.99. We don’t have to tell you how rare that is.