2017 VIADER Proprietary Red Blend
The flagship 2017 Viader Proprietary Red Blend is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon yet includes 31% Cabernet Franc, with the high Cabernet Franc component always being the defining feature of this cuvée. There are roughly 800 cases produced. Its deep purple color is followed by a complex bouquet of red and black currants, iodine, leafy herbs, chocolate, and tobacco. This carries to a medium to full-bodied wine that has a rounded, mouthfilling texture, solid mid-palate depth, and the hallmark chewy tannins of the vintage. It’s a solid, outstanding wine from this family-run estate that will benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and keep for 15 years or more.
– Jeb Dunnuck (1/31/2020)