VIADER Vineyards & Winery

VIADER Vineyards & Winery


VIADER "Liquid Cashmere" Proprietary Red Blend

94 VIADER 2014 Proprietary Red (Napa Valley).
The producer packs a powerful punch into this blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Cabernet Franc, aged two years in 70% new French oak. Big, hearty tannins wrap around curls of smoked meat, clove, sage and black pepper, finding common purpose in layered complexity. It should be best between 2022 and 2026. —V.B. Cellar Selection. (Feb 2017)

94 VIADER 2014 Proprietary Red (Napa Valley).
Fascinating aromas of plums, citrus fruit and peaches turn to forest-floor fruits. Full body, round and juicy tannins and a chewy finish. Lovely length and tension to this. Drink in 2018. (Jan 2017) . 

90+ VIADER 2014 Proprietary Red (Napa Valley).
Sitting on the lower slopes of Howell Mountain, Delia Viader’s 2014 Proprietary Red Blend Viader is 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Cabernet Franc. Delia Viader was one of the first in Napa to begin using significant quantities of Cabernet Franc in the blends. The 2014 shows nice forest floor, blueberry and raspberry fruit, light to moderate tannin and medium to full body, but the hallmark is elegance, purity and overall balance. This should drink nicely for 15 or so years. (12/29/2016; The Wine Advocate)

Praise for the 2013 VIADER
95 points
A red that shows lots of black currant and fresh floral aromas. Full body, velvety tannins and a flavorful finish.Yet reserved and very pretty.Refined at the finish.About half cabernet sauvignon and half cabernet franc. Drink or hold. (James Suckling, Jan 2016)

  …the 2013 vintage is one of the greatest ever for Napa Valley while the 2012 is very close in overall quality. The 2012s are so delicious to drink now and they really are crowd pleasers in every sense of the word. The few 2014s that I have tasted from barrel are also knockouts. Yet the 2013 is the vintage of Napa Valley reds that I want to buy my own, cellar and drink.

The Wine Enthusiast
93 points
A slight majority of Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with 47% Cabernet Franc to offer an explosion of chocolate, blackberry jam and bitter black tea against more classical undertones of brushy sage and cedar. A powerhouse of a wine, it finishes in grippy tannin and oak. Cellar through 2023.Cellar Selection. (VirginieBoone,May 2016)   

92+ points
Viader’s 2013 Red Wine is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and 47% Cabernet Franc from the lower slopes of Howell Mountain. A rush of dark red stone fruit, mocha, espresso, dried flowers and cedar races across the palate. Fleshy and pliant, but also backed by considerable structure, the 2013 is going to need time to fully come together. Expressive aromatic top notes from the Franc reappear on the finish. This is a typical 2013 built on power, intensity and substance. The new oak needs time to fully integrate, so readers will have to be patient. (Antonio Galloni,Oct 2015)
 90+ points
The 2013 Viader Proprietary Red Blend is their main cuvée of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and 47% Cabernet Franc, of which 1,350 cases were produced. This is the star of the trio, with a dense ruby/purple color, nice notes of graphite, damp earth, forest floor, blue and black fruits and some vanilla. There is plenty of tannin in the wine, the style clearly meant to be a more austere and angular. This wine was aged 22 months in French oak and needs a good 4-5 years of cellaring. It should last for at least 20 or more years. Drink: 2020 – 2040 (Robert M. Parker, #222,Dec 2015)

California Grapevine
90 points
Medium-dark ruby; fragrant, spicy, cassis, dark cherry, and framboisearoma with hints of espresso, anise, and dill; full body; tight,rich, spicy, red and black fruit flavors with herbal notes and abit drying on the finish; full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Needa good three to five more years of bottle aging. Very highlyrecommended. 14.9% alcohol; 1,350 cases; a blend of 53%CS and 47% CF; released Spring 2016. (Group Score: 16.1,0/0/0; My Score: 17 [[90/100]], ninth place) True Ranking: [[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]] [[8, 9]] (Nov 2016, vol. 42)