2001 Viader Proprietary Red

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 130

  • 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.

  • no leashes wrote: (91 points)

    July 19, 2015 - Very tasty fully mature blend, cabernet franc comes through with dark fruit, tar, leather and earth flavors. Well balanced and smooth.

  • Derek Darth Taster wrote: (93 points)

    June 5, 2015 - Over dinner at University Club. Poured into decanter and drank over 2 hours.
    Appearance is clear, deep intrnsity, dark ruby with garnet rim. Legs.
    Nose is clean, medium+ intensity. Initial intermittent aromas of greeness and cardboard which blew off with air, revealing aromas of dark chocolate, earth, leather, menthol, cedarwood. Creamy chocolate and coconut after 1.5 hours. Developed.
    On the palate, dry, medium+ acidity, medium+ (14%) alcohol, finely integrated medium+ tannins, full body. Medium+ flavour intensity, with flavours of dark chocolate, cedarwood, dark red cherries, blueberries, blackberries, blackcurrant, plums, leather, earth. Complex and layered with nice sweet fruit. Long finish. Elegance and refinement rather than blockbusterism.
    Very good quality. Drink up over the next 2-3 years. Give it some air before drinking.
    55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Cabernet Franc.

  • SonnyChiba wrote: (94 points)

    May 28, 2015 - Beautiful wine. Still on the young side actually! Big amount of cabernet franc and it comes through. Very balanced and elegant, some green and earth notes but dominated by ripe red fruit flavors like cranberry and strawberry, red licorice, so delicious.

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

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    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 1,627 (55%)
  • Consumed 1,314 (45%)

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