2019 VIADER “Black Label”
94 Points – The deep purple-hued 2019 Red Blend Black Label is an interesting blend of 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Syrah, 22% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Malbec, all from the estate vineyard on Howell Mountain. It offers up some subtle reductive, lactic notes that blow off with air to reveal an almost Saint-Emilion-like bouquet of ripe red and black fruits, chocolate, smoked tobacco, and hints of iron. Ripe, opulent, and full-bodied on the palate, it excels on its silky, polished tannins and terrific overall balance. There are 564 cases produced.