2011 VIADER "Liquid Cashmere" (750ml)
(66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Cabernet Franc)
Our signature wine, VIADER "Liquid Cashmere" or Proprietary Red Blend shows the typicity and consistency of the VIADER estate with its firm structure influenced by the steep and very rocky volcanic red soils of the eastern slopes of Howell Mountain, and the familiar elegance and harmony created through the combination of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: Delicate perfume of redcurrant, rose petal and earth. Supple and perfumed in the mouth, with a restrained sweetness to the vibrant flavors of red cherry, redcurrant, flowers, baking spices and herbs. Finishes long and ripe, with firm tannic spine and terrific buoyancy. Very successful for the vintage, and showing the floral character of this cuvee in spades. 92-94 points (May/June 2013)
Winemakers Notes: An outburst of sweet ripe red fruits on the nose recalling wild strawberry, marionberry, cassis, black cherry, and even rhubarb pie among aromas of vanilla, new leather, floral notes, fresh sage, and toasted marshmallow. The ripe fruit is complemented by a vibrant acidity bringing the mouthfeel into an impressive balance. The fine-grained firm tannins are elegant and attractive; their impression remaining on the palate throughout the long finish.