Protege Napa Valley Red Wine 2016
We sure did hella-love the ‘16 Protege when we sold it last year (without any scores) and you did too, so when Wine Spectator comes in with a 92 score, what do you do? Call the winery and ask for more!! Best price anywhere…but this is definitely the last we will see of it…! If you’ve gotten this before...well, you KNOW!
The world-class ‘16 vintage is ALL OVER this ripe, effusive, happy-making bottle of Napa Valley love -- a juicy, plush blend of Cabernet, Syrah and Petite Sirah that is inky, rich and heady with toasted vanilla, fruit compote, coffeeshop/bakery scents, licorice... wowwowowow!! Heady stuff!
Inside scoop: This is from winemakers Ryan Darrall (he’s worked at Caymus since he was like 12 years old), and Mathew Torres (who is part of the Trinchero family), and if you love the lush, showy style of Caymus or The Prisoner and other pedal-to-the-metal Napa Cabernet blends, you need to get your fingers flying over your mobile device, PC, or literally ANY Internet-connected thing (your toaster maybe?) to LOCK SOME IN. While it lasts…!
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“Inky, dark and brooding, with deep blueberry and blackberry flavors accented by smoky meat, anise and pepper notes, finishing with polished tannins. Syrah, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon.”
Approachable yet serious. Protégé has a bright aroma and the fruit to attract the novice wine drinker, but also the balance and full body to satisfy an experienced connoisseur. This wine offers an enticing bouquet of vibrant blackberry, vanilla, and eucalyptus. The palate is a mouth coating, extracted dark fruit flavor with a hint of smokiness. 18 months aging in French Oak makes for a smooth finish and soft, chalky tannins.
- Country: USA
- Region: Napa Valley
- Appellation: Napa Valley
- Blend: Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah
- Varietal: Proprietary Red
- Winemaker: Ryan Darrall & Mathew Torres
- Alcohol: 15.10%
About The Producer
Simply put, the logo is a modern looking version of a knot. The perfect representation of everything coming together. Highlighting the creative partnership between Ryan and Matt, the blend of the varietals in the wine itself, and the process from viticulture to winemaking and everywhere in between.
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