Red

2016 Relic Wines Ritual

Red Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • PTCwinenerds wrote: 95 points

    October 16, 2021 - This wine is in its prime drinking window right now. Still lots of fruit and brightness but expressive of all the grapes in the blend.

  • DougSamuel Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 8, 2021 - Rich, ripe hedonistic wine. Expressive nose of blackberry, kirsch, blueberry explodes from the glass with hints of herbs and chocolate. Full body with grippy tannins frame a smooth finish.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • EpochMD Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 2, 2019 - Tasted @ RELIC: dark fruit, 46% Grenache, 26% Syrah, 18% Carignan, 5% Petit Syrah, 5% Charbono. Long finish, hint of licorice present, chocolate.

    *This was undoubtedly one of the highlights of my most recent Napa trip, the winemaker Mike Hirby (previously of Realm) and his team are making a broad selection of small production wines, all of which are really, really excellent. Try some if if you can. The breadth of their portfolio is refreshing - awesome stuff*

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • InternationalWineReport wrote: 90 points

    October 17, 2018 - The 2016 Ritual is a blend of 46% Grenache, 26% Syrah, 18% Carignane, 5% Petite Sirah and 5% Charbono. It opens with inviting aromas of ripe blackberry, blueberry crumble, dark currants, tobacco, dried herbs and floral nuances. Full-bodied with ripe juicy black and blue fruits that expand through the rich, velvety finish.

    2 people found this helpful Comment

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    North Coast Part 1: Napa Valley's Incredible 2016s, 1/31/2019 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Relic Wines
  • Varietal Red Blend
  • Designation Ritual
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 10 (4%)
  • In Cellars 159 (63%)
  • Consumed 82 (33%)

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