Taken Red Wine Napa Valley 2014 | Phelps & Trinchero… You can take it to the bank!
93JS | A full-bodied red with polished and chewy tannins and chocolate and currant character. Taken Red Wine Napa Valley 2014 shows focus and tension. 60% Cabernet, 40% Merlot. Better in 2020.
A joint project of Josh Phelps and Carlo Trinchero. So this 60% Cabernet Sauvignon / 40% Merlot is dense purple in the glass. In addition heady aromas of blackberries, currants, licorice, and vanilla that lead into an opulent array of flavors that dance on the palate. While concentrated layers of dark fruits and spice transition into a fleshy mid-palate and lingering finish. That makes it nearly impossible not to have another sip. Most of all at a tariff that is sure to deliver value in spades. Hence, this is one you definitely shouldn’t pass up.
From the Winery
Dark garnet red with a purple hue. The nose of this classic Cabernet-based blend is incredibly flashy with aromas of fresh blueberries, blackberries, super ripe black cherries and underlying tones of earth, crushed graphite, toasted espresso beans and dark chocolate. The French oak is subtle yet present.
This powerful wine boasts copious amounts of ripe red fruit, blueberry, and plum. Dark chocolate and tastefully integrated oak add complexity to the full-bodied mouthfeel, while the texture and flavors linger on the palate for a good 30 seconds after enjoying. Ready to drink now and should continue to evolve for 8 – 10 years.
Taken Wine Company
So, Taken Wine Company was crafted with a simple philosophy: great wines to share with friends. Most of all, Taken wines offer quality at affordable price points that celebrate the winding paths that take us from vineyard to glass. In a corner of the world steeped in heritage, yet unrestrained by convention, Taken crafts wine entirely from Napa Valley fruit. We view this traditional region through a decidedly of-the-moment lens, capturing the unmatched terroir of Napa as an ever-evolving narrative. Taken Red Wine Napa Valley 2014 delivers a story of flavor, complexity, and depth.
WBOTD Just the Good Stuff Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar? Taken Wine Company’s mission is to craft great wines to share with friends. Winemakers Josh Phelps & Carlo Trinchero over deliver on this 2014 Napa Red Blend | You can take it to the Bank! Why now? Up to $40 elsewhere – only $24.99 | Best price we could find! WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating Expert Ratings 93JS What is it? Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend What’s in it? Cabernet Sauvignon · Merlot | ABV 14.5% When to drink? Now to 2025+ Pair with: Pairs w/Red Meat, Comfort Foods & Hard Cheese Serving Temp: 60-65°F Drink with: Good Friends & Family Occasion Dinners & Get Togethers with Burgers, BBQ or Steaks If you want to drink now... Decant 30 Minutes Recommended purchase Qty: 6+