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PEIRSON MEYER PROPRIETARY RED "MAQUETTE", NAPA VALLEY 2015
Antonio Galloni - Vinous
The 2015 Maquette is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. A burst of explosive red-toned fruit and floral notes makes a strong opening statement. Precise and nuanced for the year, the Maquette is a real joy to taste. The wine's vibrancy and sheer deliciousness are impossible to ignore. The flavors are really popping today. Don't miss it.
NVWE Notes: This pretty Meritage has a big future. The nose is a complex if youthfully reserved medley of black raspberry, black cherry, blueberry, Cassis, black fig, dark rose, violet, cola, star anise, cedar and vanilla scents. Youthful zest and some tannic grip bring firmness to an otherwise polished mouth-feel, where the aromatic profile is well replicated, but with more spice and an emerging core of wild cherry and red currant. The finish is showy, as there is a big push of red plum, sour red cherry, red currant, pomegranate, star anise, date, sweet tobacco and peppercorn at the end. Expect this classy, flavorful bottling to improve significantly over the next five years. A blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot & 20% Cabernet Franc, from the Kenefick Ranch, 350 cases made.