Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Provenance Vineyards DeadEye Red Blend Napa Valley 2016
For lovers of bold Red Blends the Provenance DeadEye is a must-experience wine. This wine is proof-positive that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This unique blend is made with a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petite Sirah, 5% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, and 2% Malbec. The grapes were sourced from outstanding lots from selected locations in the Napa Valley. Nearly half of the grapes (45%) came from St. Helena with contributions from Howell Mountain, Oakville, and Spring Mountain among others. All of the grapes were harvested at night and then cold-soaked to ideally extract color and varietal character. Fermentation was conducted exclusively in barrel and then further rested in oak for 18 months. The resulting wine is richly textured with superb length and balance.
Provenance Vineyards are Cabernet specialists in the Napa Valley with a bit of Merlot, Malbec, and Sauvignon Blanc thrown in for good measure. They feature wines from selected vineyards and appellations such as Rutherford and Howell Mountain. Their name “Provenance”, French for origin, reveals their philosophy of wine possessing the character of its unique provenance. Their wines are distributed nationally found in better wine retailers and restaurants or you could join their wine club.
Brilliant, dark crimson color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of cassis and black cherry with supporting notes of blackberry, five spice, black tea, and vanilla bean accented oak. The palate echoes the nose delivering a black fruit-driven core with flavors of black fruits, plum, rich cocoa, and vanilla. The finish is long and lingering with supple tannins. Full-bodied and nicely balanced with a voluptuous texture.
How to Serve
Serve at cellar temperature (60 F) and please decant this complex wine to release its full potential. Serve with grilled lamb, game, or bold vegetable dishes. Enjoy today or cellar for five to 10 years.
Price: $ 50
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