TASTING NOTES

2014 The Smuggler’s SoN

The Smuggler’s Son is a delightful and approachable micro-production California Red Blend of Old Vine Zinfandel blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah from Napa Valley, and Petite Sirah.

2014 The Smuggler’s Son is a Cabernet forward, smooth, rich and complex red blend. Elegant ruby in color, with fragrant dark fruit and subtle aromas of vanilla, cocoa, and cinnamon on the nose.

Enticing flavors of black cherry, blueberry, and black raspberry abounds with accents of toasted almond, dark chocolate, light peppercorn spice, and licorice on the finish. A well balanced wine with smooth tannins and light delicate oak.

An accessible wine that drinks well now and whose complexities and balance will continue to shine over the next 3 to 5 years. Our blending style maximizes the richness of each varietal in the blend. 2014 The Smuggler’s Son is the seventh award-winning vintage from Virgil’s Vineyard.

The Smuggler’s Son is hand-crafted to be enjoyed with family and friends. All grapes were sourced from Napa and Contra Costa County premium wine country vineyards whose quality fruit has graced outstanding commercial wines in California for years. Aged 18 months in French Oak. Annual wine production of The Smuggler’s Son has been increased to 500 cases with the 2014 vintage.

 

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