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Fly By Proprietary Red Blend 2012 Napa; CA Regularly $29.99 NOW $22.99

“Winemakers in Napa Valley were not only elated by the quality and quantity of the 2012 harvest, but a few saw a level of excellence that superseded past vintages, going back decades.” – James Laube/Wine Spectator (November 14, 2012).

“This is a vintage for followers of classic, big, fruit-dominated Napa wines. The resulting wines are exactly what we have come to expect from top years in Napa Valley - exuberant and boisterous, filled with oodles of ripe fruit, exceptional purity and fleshy, succulent, mouth filling, crowd-pleasing personalities of considerable character and richness. The low acidity, sweet tannins and high, but not excessive, alcohols have resulted in a great vintage that appears to be a no-brainer when it comes to consumers’ interest.” – Robert Parker/Napa Valley’s 2012 Vintage (October 31, 2013)

This is a classic Bordeaux-inspired blend of Cabernet and a smaller percentage of Merlot, a partnership that has proved itself in almost every major wine-growing country on Earth, including Napa Valley. Cabernet Sauvignon typically provides the blend's weight and tannin structure, while Merlot offers generous red and black fruit flavors.

The Merlot grapes used for this production were from the warmer Napa climate of Calistoga; the Cabernet came from the cooler Oak Knoll Napa district, with each complementing one another extremely well. Cabernet-Merlot blends also have an excellent affinity for oak, and so the Cabernet was aged in 75% New French Oak among a variety of coopers (casks) while the Merlot was unequally aged in 20% New French Oak

Winery’s notes: “The 2012 Fly By Proprietary Red Blend (Napa Valley) shows layers of structure, yet is extremely approachable at a young age. Ripe and flavorful, this wine will definitely develop for 5-7 years and, of course, become even more enjoyable with time. Currants, blackberries and licorice come through on both the nose and the palate. With a classically long finish and weighty mid palate, this wine is a great example of the quality wines produced in the Napa Valley.”

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