Product DescriptionTasting Panel Review
e opaque red-black hue of this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Petit Verdot, and other reds - produced with 100% renew-able wind energy and aged in French and Hungarian oak for 14 months - denotes a concentration that aptly matches its moniker. A nose of blackberry preserves and dark chocolate also shows depths of soil. Tongue-drying roasted-coffee tannins are a driving force to take the palate to a higher level: tarry, chewy, bold, and passionate. Within a balanced structure, VDR possesses power and energy that truly deliver.
Wine Tasting Notes
It's almost impossible to not notice the dark color of VDR. Whereas many dark wines are referred to as "inky," this goes beyond that to a rich, deep, dark garnet color. The nose first entices you with ripe black cherry, blackberry, and boysenberry, all intermingled with floral hints of lavender. The dark fruit aromas seamlessly carry through on the palate with vivid notes of black cherry, blackberry and boysenberry accompanied by Bing cherry and pomegranate. With each sip, the wine continues to unfold revealing underlying essences of mocha, black tea, and sweet Madagascar vanilla. Supple tannins and cascading flavors that continue to evolve with each sip make VDR an excellent candidate for savoring on its own, as well as sharing over a meal.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Petit Verdot