2019
Leopard

Red Blend
SKU: JRELE193
$150
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$120.00 Member Price*
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Description

The Leopard is an uncommon Napa Valley blend with enticing energy and heart. The lush, velvety femininity of the Cabernet Sauvignon unites with theanimalisticspice and power of Syrah and the graceful acidity of Cabernet Franc. It is rich and dense, while delicate and feminine… It is wild and harmonious! An inspiration from the wild, the Leopard is UNTAMEABLE. Comprised of the three elements… this wine brings together vine, earth and water in an exotic blend. It is mysterious and wild, the EXOTIC and the SAUVAGE, the harmonious balance of earth and freshness.

SCORE: 94 | JEB DUNNUCK | SCORE: 92 | JANUARY 1, 2022 | VINOUS/ANTONIO GALLONI

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Aromas of black currant and tobacco.

Palate: 

Complex in the mouth, a hint of cedar compliments bold juicy flavors of reduced black cherries with an underlying herbaceousness. Empowering tannins and strong stewed fruitiness makes this a captivating wine to enjoy, and intriguing to collect.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

As unique as the leopard itself, this wine combines three varietals to create a balance like no other. 56% Syrah, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 12% Cabernet Franc.

Tech Notes
  • Varietals:
    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Syrah
    • Cabernet Franc
  • Region: Napa Valley
    • Three Napa Valley floor vineyards
  • Aging:
    • Aged in 100% French oak
    • 28% New oak
    • 18-20 Months
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Thick Juicy Sirloin Steaks
Cheese & Nuts:
Stilton or Blue Cheese
Sauces:
Blue Cheese Sauce