The Heir Apparent 2016 Proprietary Red Wine is a classic, bold Napa Valley blend. It offers red fruit aromas with currant, red raspberry, blackberry and powdered chocolate. Soft tannins lead to a long, broad finish. Cries out for red meat with an herbal twist: New York steak with thyme and garlic butter. Oh my…run, don’t walk for this pairing!
The 2016 Red Blend Heir Apparent is blended of 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 28% Petit Verdot and 2% Petit Sirah. It has a deep garnet-black color and lifted nose of black and red cherries, cassis and earth with wafts of menthol and chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, it is plush, juicy and spicy in the mouth and offers good length.