2014 Roy Estate Proprietary Red Napa Valley

$209.95
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Maybe a little flashier and more flamboyant than the Cabernet, the Proprietary red is a great complement to it. The Wine Advocate loved this 70% Cabernet’s “terrific fruit, including loads of blackcurrants, blackberry and licorice along with hints of truffle and camphor. The lushness of this vintage is brilliantly displayed in a vibrant, plum, succulent wine that has roundness, gentle tannins, and an appealing, sexy style.” We agree 100% - this is simply one of the best red wines made in our entire valley, year in and year out.

Some wines we offer you very clearly illustrate the mission of Bounty Hunter, and what sets us apart from our peers. Roy Estate, tucked away in Soda Canyon on the eastern edge of Napa Valley, is a prime example. We’ve been supporters since their inaugural vintage [2004], and now that the wine is garnering monster scores, we’re in prime position to get a great allocation of their incredibly small production. It’s what we do. With the help of Helen Turley, in 2002 Shirley Roy and her husband, the late Charles Roy, developed this very rocky site, once home to a Wappo indian village. Today the Roys’ Cabernet, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and vines are about 14 years old, and certainly coming into their prime. And with Philippe Melka on board—an alum of Petrus, Dominus, and Ridge—the winemaking acumen in play has next to no peers in the Valley. It shows in the wines, which are ripe and viscerally thrilling!

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Philippe Melka
Vintage:
2014
Aging:
18 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 100% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 11% Petit Verdot
Alcohol %:
14.9%
SKU #:
1WROY14PR3
WA95

Wine Advocate

The 2014 Proprietary Red Estate is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot aged 17 months in 85% new French oak. The wine has terrific fruit, including loads of blackcurrants, blackberry and licorice along with hints of truffle and camphor. The lushness of this vintage is brilliantly displayed in a vibrant, plum, succulent wine that has roundness, gentle tannins, and an appealing, sexy style