2013 Bootleg Proprietary Red

Year: 2013
Appellation: Napa Valley
Country: USA - California
Wine Advocate: 94
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.0%
Price :
$29.95

"The 2013 Proprietary Red from Bootleg is a major sleeper of not only the vintage, but in its entire concept. There are just over 8,000 cases of this wine, which has been culled from KJ vineyards on Atlas Peak, Oakville, Mt. Veeder, Rutherford and Spring Mountain. The wine is a blend of 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Petite Sirah, 21% Zinfandel, 12% Merlot, and the rest Malbec and Petit Verdot. That’s like throwing in the entire kitchen sink, but the result is a stunningly delicious, complex, big-time, sexy style of wine with a deep, opaque purple color, a beautiful nose of blackberries and blueberries, with some lavender Provençal herbs, licorice and a touch of espresso. The wine has a fabulous texture, a plush, full-bodied mouthfeel, and beautiful purity and depth. It’s something that could only be made in California, given the blend, but it is off-the-charts in terms of its hedonistic appeal. At the same time, it is complex enough to satisfy the intellectual senses as well. Drink it over the next 5-6 years. A big-time winner." (WA)

Winery Notes:
Bootleg is a unique red blend produced from Napa County's finest vineyards. The wine is crafted by winemaker Brian Kosi, a graduate of UC Davis, who has held positions at Acacia, Opus One, Plumpjack, Beaulieu Vineyard and Freemark Abbey. Brian focused on creating a big, luscious red blend with loads of dark fruit and power.