Venge Scout’s Honor Proprietary Red 2021
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The Venge Scout’s Honor Proprietary Red Blend 2021 brings together a powerful lineup of old-vine Zinfandel, Charbono, Petite Sirah, and Syrah. Winemaker Kirk Venge carefully cultivates grapes from four vineyards in Napa Valley and Sonoma County to craft an unpretentious red wine that is organic and deeply flavorful.
This full-bodied blend pours a deep ruby red color with a nose of violets, dried cinnamon, white flowers, and a trace of barrel toast. On the palate, it is characterized by intense flavors of black fruits, sweet currants, and pepper spice, all lending to a powerful masculinity of char and tannins. A seamless balance provides a mouth-coating experience that is truly enjoyable.
The blend of Zinfandel from Venge’s Estate “Signal Fire Vineyard” and the Frediani Vineyard, Charbono from the Frediani Vineyard, Petite Sirah from Robbie Mondavi’s Oso Vineyard, and Syrah from the Atlas Peak AVA come together to form this impressive proprietary red. Each lot of grapes was destemmed and fermented for an average of 20 days before being aged in 50% new American Oak and the balance in once-used tight grained French Oak for 14 months. No conventional pumps were used at any stage, only diaphragm air pumps and gravity transfers, preserving the pure fruit integrity.
Reviews of this vintage have reached a high rating of 90 points from Jeb Dunnuck for its “sweetly fruited” Zinfandel-bomb character and “forward” finish. Enjoy this delicious wine now or cellared correctly for 7 to 10 years for an even more pleasing experience. Scouts Honor Proprietary Red Blend 2021 is sure to please any red wine enthusiast.