2016 Carte Blanche Proprietary Red Napa Valley

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Comprised primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance being Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc. This is a hedonist’s dream! Dunnuck notes “offers a St. Emilion-like feel in its blue fruits, tobacco leaf, crushed rocks, and cedary, spice-laced aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied, has a layered, balanced texture, and terrific tannin quality. It’s another powerful yet elegant wine from Keplinger”.
Those fortunate enough to purchase last year’s vintage can attest that this is one to savor for its perfect texture and balance.

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Helen Keplinger
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
22 Months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 100% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
Alcohol %:
14.9%
SKU #:
1038897
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JD 95
Jeb Dunnuck

Coming from Napa Valley, the 2016 Proprietary Red Wine is a blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot, all aged in new barrels. This cuvée is made with the idea to be slightly more accessible and offers a St. Emilion-like feel in its blue fruits, tobacco leaf, crushed rocks, and cedary, spice-laced aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied, has a layered, balanced texture, and terrific tannin quality. It’s another powerful yet elegant wine from Keplinger.

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2016 Proprietary Red is a blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot aged 22 months in 100% French oak barrels. Very deep purple-black in color, it displays intense blackcurrants, warm blackberries and blueberry compote notes with suggestions of tree bark, incense and tar plus a waft of iron ore. Medium to full-bodied and firm, with exquisitely ripe tannins, it delivers wonderful length and depth.

JS93
James Suckling

Subtle and complex with plum, chocolate and hazelnut character, but always reserved. Medium to full body, lightly soft tannins and a juicy finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, and petit verdot. Very drinkable now. Why wait?