Saturday, April 27, 2019

Gemstone Facets Napa Bordeaux Blend

Gemstone Facets Yountville Napa Valley Red Wine 2005

For a casual Friday evening at home after a long grueling week, and prior to an even more grueling extended business travel trip coming up next week, I pulled this from the cellar for some special enjoyable tasting with Linda with a selection of artisan cheeses. We'll look back on this weekend as a very special milestone in our family befitting this label. 

A unique small production premium label, a Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend, it is packaged in a painted bottle.

I've been saving this for a suitable occasion befitting the brand name.

Only 515 cases were produced of this Proprietary Red Blend. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate gave this 90 points. The blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc and 11% Petit Verdot, aged in 100% new French oak for 19 months prior to bottling.

This was dark garnet colored and medium full bodied, bold and bright vibrant, slightly obtuse, black and red currant and ripe plum fruits with accents of bright floral and cedar, mocha chocolate and notes of anise with moderate lingering tannins on the structured finish.

RM 91 points.