Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Right Bank Proprietary Red Blend 2009
Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Rounded sweet tannins, full bodied on the mouth, ripe rich black fruit, mocha and chocolate with a generous rich finish. The presence of forward, bright fruit with pure varietal character and the much-favored extended hang time has not come with excessive ripeness. Vintners and growers are delighted with 2009!
"The 2009 Proprietary Red Right Bank offers up sweet dark cherries, mint, licorice, dried flowers, scorched earth and tobacco, all in a gracious, mid-weight style. A bit rough at first, the 2009 opens up beautifully with time in the glass as the aromatics find their focus and the tannins soften a bit. Ideally, the 2009 is best cellared for another fewyears, which should help the elements to come together a little bit more.Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027."
The Wine Advocate
"The 2009 Right Bank shows good up-front juiciness and sheer appeal in its red fruit, flowers, licorice and spices. This is a more supple, fleshy style than the 2008.
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
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