2002 Viader - V 750ml

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IWC 88   Collector 91
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

($90) Moderately saturated ruby-red. Musky aromas of blackberry, licorice and dark chocolate. Full, plump and sweet, with a slight edge of acidity giving it good vinosity. Finishes with substantial dusty, slightly drying tannins. A bit less refined than the estate's fla gship wine.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 120

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 96
Author: AJFox
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 03/02/2010
Drink Dates: 2010-2012
Wow what a wine. Luscious is a great descriptor: silky but spine-stiffening tannins from the P. Verdot, black fruits together with subtle floral notes and earth/brown tobacco/tar mated very nicely by the presence of balanced oak. This is what Howell Mountain fruit can do, I wish I had more.

Rating: 92
Author: rrrobins
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 12/31/2011

Rating: 88
Author: William G201
Tasted On: 01/07/2006
Really loved it. Velvety and full of fruit, but solid! Order more.

Rating: 87
Author: MVerble
Trust Rating: 83
Tasted On: 05/24/2009

Average rating: 88, based on 5 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

193 bottles owned by 72 collectors.

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About This Producer

VIADER is a leading Napa Valley winery estate established in 1986 by Delia Viader, and recognized for consistently producing high quality red wines. The estate is located 1200 feet above the Napa Valley floor just north-east of St. Helena on the steep, rocky slopes of Howell Mountain.

Since its inaugural vintage in 1989, the VIADER Proprietary blend has featured Cabernet Sauvignon with a significant component of Cabernet Franc. The second lable "V" is exclusively Petit Verdot. The estate VIADER Syrah is a blend of Barossa and Hermitage clones. DARE by Viader focuses on single varieties from select vineyards in the Napa Valley blended with their estate fruit. DARE Cabernet Sauvignon features fruit sourced from Lewelling Vineyards in St. Helena. DARE Cabernet Franc uses fruit from Stagecoach Vineyards in Oakville. DARE Tempranillo is made from a Ribera del Duero clonal selection sourced from the northeast side of the Napa Valley. VIADER also produces a very limited amount of Cabernet-based dry DARE Rose.

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