2009 Big Pour Napa Red
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Big Pour is the companion label to Kelly Fleming Wines. Winemaker Celia Welch blended 84% Cabernet Sauvignon from our estate vineyard and 16% Merlot from a distinctive vineyard in Oakville. The grapes were fermented separately and aged for 20 months in 50% new French oak barrels before being blended. The wine was not fined, nor filtered. We made only 756 cases.
Very vibrant ripe raspberry aromas dominate the aromas of this fully mature, elegant red wine. The lighter fruit tones are balanced with deeper undertones of sweet almonds, vanilla, lavender, and a touch of dark mocha. On the palate, the wine is bright and crisp at entry, with a refreshing pop of fresh raspberry flavor. As the wine warms, black pepper and dark sweet spicy tones come forward. Soft enough to fully enjoy now, the texture offers enough concentration and structure to age nicely for the next six to eight years.