2013 Futo OV/SL

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • tomoem Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 19, 2019 - The nose is all violet flowers to start which then gave way to more Bordeaux-Like aromas. The in mouth feel is delicate and elegant. Not a modern fruit bomb at alll. Briefly hinted at modern Cabernet but the palette was all Bordeaux. While I know that it is built on a platform of Modern Napa, I sensed the Old World structure in the flavors of this wine.

    Probably provided by the classic blend that this wine is a product of.

    All that said this wine is still too young but I see the potential future greatness of this wine. The flavors included Wild berries, anise, and dried herb follow through. Aftertaste is medium in length and has distinct cigar box feel to it.

    I would still HOLD for several more years

  • jgreco Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 10, 2018 - Wine Advocate: Grand Walkabout Tasting (NYC): Nose of black currants and black pepper spice. Lovely, but still needs a lot of time for the tannins to soften.

  • rylanreynolds wrote:

    April 24, 2017 - Needs more time in the bottle. I'm finding the 2013's quite unapproachable when they're young

  • dlcass Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 19, 2017 - Nice wine. Quite young and tight. Decanted. Improved after an hour or two but a little tight and linear. Nice density and acidity. Not that expressive or interesting at this point. 93-94 but leaning toward 93. Deep blue black color. Notes of graphite, flowers, blackberry but restrained at this point.

  • TexasBob Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 18, 2016 - Gorgeous medium red that really catches the light. Sweet red fruits and a strange bit of funk on the nose. Raw, powerful tannins with strawberries, slightly unripe raspberries, and a strange funky note that matches up with the nose.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type Red
  • Producer Futo
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation OV/SL
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 834 (84%)
  • Consumed 164 (16%)

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