2017 Ovid Proprietary Red Napa Valley

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Rich, luxuriant and seductive, 2017 OVID balances its trademark display of power with terrific energy and vibrancy. 73% Cabernet Sauvignon is all wrapped up in Cabernet Franc with a little Merlot and Petit Verdot to build a racy, sumptuous Prichard Hill red that’s loaded with character. Mulberry, bay leaf, blackberry and licorice lay the groundwork on this classy, classic Proprietary Red. Prepare yourself for decades of pleasure.

Proprietary Red
Austin Peterson
21 months
Oak Treatment:
60% new French oak
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot
Alcohol %:
SKU #:
750 ml Bottle


The 2017 Ovid is rich, ample and seductive. Layers of dark Cabernet fruit wrap around the palate in a fleshy, racy Pritchard Hill wine loaded with character. Black cherry, blueberry, lavender, mint, espresso and sweet spice build as this racy, sumptuous wine gains volume with air. The 2017 is powerful, but it also retains terrific energy while showing the more vibrant style favored at Ovid these days. I can't wait to see how it ages.


Jeb Dunnuck

Deeper colored, the 2017 Proprietary Red Wine is based on 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot that saw the same 60% new French oak for 21 months. It offers an incredibly classic, classy style as well as notes of black raspberries, cassis, jammy raspberries, toasted bread, dried flowers, and tobacco. Rich, full-bodied, concentrated, and structured, it's another elegant, seamless wine that's going to benefit from short-term cellaring and keep for 20-25 years or more.