Red

2001 Viader Proprietary Red

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 134

  • BernieMSY wrote: (94 points)

    September 9, 2016 - Continues to be a terrific wine. Deep purple, deep flavors. Improves in the glass for at least 45 minutes. Latour-like in character. Lingering finish and enough tannins to indicate that perhaps a decade of life lies ahead.

    Bought this year's ago based upon a tip of someone I met in Napa. Wish I had bought more.

  • bravo.solares Likes this wine: (92 points)

    August 14, 2016 - Still very good. Visually, less evidence of age than one may think for a 2001 - only slight bricking. Less developed than my previous bottle, in fact. Lovely nose. Black and blue fruit, tobacco. A touch of cigar box. Palate along the same lines of the nose - black and blue fruit, touch of tobacco. Good acidity, moderate alcohol levels for a new world Bordeaux blend. Paired well with rich dishes at Diavola (i.e. charcuterie, pasta with a pork cheek ragu, and trippa a la fiorentina).

    Will revisit in 10-12 months. Only two bottles left, sadly.

  • Shangri-la cellars wrote:

    August 11, 2016 - Went bad. Waited too long to drink...

  • bravo.solares Likes this wine: (93 points)

    December 13, 2015 - Decanted for 60 mins, then drank over 2.5 hrs. With hindsight, I would decant for at least 120 mins. Ruby color, plenty of rim variation (brown/orange hue), with slight bricking. Fair amount of sediment. Medium alcohol, medium acidity. Initially plenty of leather, wood, and cigar box on the nose. Fresh pencil shavings, graphite. Then fruit emerged more forcefully, mostly black and red fruit (blackberry, black and red cherry), but also some blue fruit. Some coconut - modest oak. Cassis. Beautifully balanced on the palate: fruit (black and red, some blue), non-fruit characteristics (leather, earth, wood), acidity. Fine tannins, well integrated. Developed wine, but should drink well for at least two or three more yrs, maybe more. Enjoyed tremendously. Happy to have several more bottles. Will revisit in 6-12 months.

  • daniel.jay wrote: (93 points)

    November 8, 2015 - 30 min decant - drinking surprisingly young. Good acidity, well integrated tannins, leans more toward red fruits (strawberry, raspberry) than to the dark blue fruits. Plenty of life left.

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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 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 Code 1000000000273

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,613 (55%)
  • Consumed 1,336 (45%)

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