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Date Printed: 12/24/2014
Viader Proprietary Red 2001
Viader Proprietary Red 2001
(search item no. 60975)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/24/2014: $85.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Viader produces less than 5,000 cases per year. The blend of 60% Cabernet and 40% Cabernet Franc enhances the wine with great aromatics and bright cherry fruit. Viader prides itself in producing wines that are 100% organically grown, hand farmed with very low yields per acre.

Intense concentrated fruit with black currents, layers of chocolate, hints of licorice, anise, earth and leather, with a long, complex, and lingering aftertaste. Powerful nose and rich everlasting core of red and black fruits with well-incorporated tannins— though not overpowering—lead to an elegant and graceful gem. Although quite approachable, it will continue to age superbly over the next two decades. It is best to drink around 5 to 7 years from vintage date for added bottle bouquet & complexity.

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About Viader Vineyards:

The Viader Estate has 30 acres planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Petit Verdot. Founded in 1987, Viader is located northeast of St. Helena, at 1200 feet above the Napa Valley floor, on Howell Mountain. Their organically farmed vineyards, established by Delia Viader on land acquired by her father in the early 1980s, produce limited quantities of Bordeaux-style red wines and Syrah.