Red

2001 Viader Proprietary Red

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 141

  • rmalloy Likes this wine: (93 points)

    June 2, 2017 - Excellent. The cassis fruit is still going strong; indeed, it is so deep as to become almost tarry. The nose is full of cedar and spice. Full-bodied and decadent yet serious due to the balanced earthy flavors and the strong tannins. Drinks great now, but I'm not sure it's reached its peak yet; no hurry here.

  • kman1972 wrote: (94 points)

    February 6, 2017 - Fantastic. At its peak. Tannins have softened. Velvety finish. Drink now.

  • BernieMSY wrote: (93 points)

    January 18, 2017 - Medium dark purple, a hint of bricking at the edges. Slight hint of violets on the nose.
    Delicious, chewy wine. Densely flavored with great depth of flavor. Tannins still present, but I think this wine has peaked.

  • no leashes wrote: (90 points)

    January 7, 2017 - Drinking beautifully (out of half bottle). Dark fruit, mineral flavors with shiny of earth. Smooth and well balanced.

  • spectrumphoto wrote: (94 points)

    December 24, 2016 - This is drinking great. Its noticeably softer than recent vintages but its also 15 years old. Beautiful representation of Howell Mtn fruit Red Blend with Cab Franc and Cab Sauv. Always a solid wine....

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/4/2004 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2004, IWC Issue #114 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2003, IWC Issue #108 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/21/2012 (link) 92 points

    (Viader Proprietary Red) Very dark ruby color; intriguing, lifted, tobacco, cigar box nose; mature, tobacco, cigar box palate; medium-plus finish 92+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/17/2004 (link) 93 points

    (Viader Proprietary Red) Coffee, caramel nose; very tasty and elegant, coffee, caramel palate; medium-plus finish 93+ pts. (55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Cabernet Franc)

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/13/2003 (link) 93 points

    (Viader Proprietary Red) Blueberry, eucalyptus nose; cassis, espresso, chocolate, licorice palate with resolved tannins; medium finish (55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Cabernet Franc)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type Red
  • Producer Viader
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Proprietary Red
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Codes 000000528771, 1000000000273

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,632 (53%)
  • Consumed 1,418 (46%)

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