World's End 'Wavelength' Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard Red Blend 2010
Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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Wavelength's claim to fame lies in the unusual pairing of Syrah and Cabernet Franc – fifty/fifty. It is unlike any other wine that we make – or any other people make – that we know about. The cool climate of Sugarloaf Mountain coupled with deep aging in barrels produces a great wine.
Blend: Syrah 65%, Cabernet Franc 35%
"The 2010 Wavelength Proprietary Red is an intriguing blend of 65% Syrah and 35% Cabernet Franc. Its saturated purple color is followed by aromas of flowers, blueberries, blackberries, forest floor and spice. The wine hits the mouth with medium to full body, glorious fruit, sensational purity, wonderful texture and length, and a finish that lasts 40-45 seconds. Usually blending Cabernet Franc and Syrah together would not be a high priority on most winemaker’s agenda, but Maltus marches to the beat of a different drummer and clearly has something special on his hands. This is a brilliant Syrah that should evolve for at least a decade. "
The Wine Advocate
"Rich and hearty, it’s an unusual Napa Valley blend of 65% Syrah and 35% Cabernet Franc, fruity in bright red raspberry and dark plum. High-toned amidst its luxurious mouthfeel, it’s well-developed with plenty of structure and mellowed tannins. The herbal element is underplayed, with the tobacco more prominent."
"Bright red-ruby. Black raspberry, blackberry, mocha and licorice on the nose, plus a decadent suggestion of underbrush. Dense, lush and rich, with dark berry flavors complicated by game, earth and chocolatey oak and lifted by a floral element. A very successful, harmonious blend in which both varieties come through clearly. Finishes with building oak tannins that call for patience. 92(+?) points"
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Described by Robert Parker as a 'visionary, self-styled revolutionary' and the 'English winemaking guru,' Jonathan Maltus cut his teeth in the fine wine business during the 'garage revolution' in Saint Emilion, France during the 1990's. Chateau Teyssier, a Saint Emilion Grand Cru Estate, has expanded from 14 to 125 acres, into one of the main players of Saint Emilion (capturing three 5 Stars from Decanter with the 2010 vintage – including its flagship wine, Le Dôme).
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