2015 Carte Blanche Proprietary Red Napa Valley

$149.95
JD98

Comprised primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon (59%) and the balance Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Malbec, this is a hedonist’s dream! Dunnuck loved its “sensational notes of currants, blackberry liqueur, graphite, espresso roast and leafy herbs. Full-bodied, ripe, opulent and incredibly concentrated.” 

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Helen Keplinger
Vintage:
2015
Aging:
18 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 100% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Malbec, 18% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot
SKU #:
1WCBL15PR3
JD98

Jeb Dunnuck

Leading off the 2015s from this estate, the 2015 Proprietary Red is a much more Cabernet-dominated blend than the 2014 and is 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and the rest Malbec. Brought up all in new French oak, this monster effort boasts a deep purple color as well as sensational notes of currants, blackberry liqueur, graphite, espresso roast and leafy herbs. Full-bodied, ripe, opulent and incredibly concentrated, this killer effort needs 2-3 years to shed some baby fat, but it’s going to keep for 2-3 decades.