2008 Roy Estate - Proprietary Red 750ml

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VF    WA 93   IWC 90   Collector 93
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


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Drink Dates: 2012-2026
Author: Elizabeth Grubel


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Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

The 2008 Proprietary Red (75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot aged 18 months in French casks) is performing exceptionally well. Its dense plum/purple color is followed by a big, sweet kiss of camphor, white chocolate, blackberries, cassis and earthy/foresty notes. Full-bodied with beautiful texture, purity and length, it should drink well for 15-20 years.

Drink Dates: 2010-2030
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 192

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

(75% cabernet sauvignon, 20% merlot and 5% petit verdot; aged 18 months in all new French oak): Cool aromas of black cherry, menthol and licorice. Slightly streaky acidity accentuates the penetrating quality to the cassis, licorice and kirsch flavors. Building tannins are joined by a firm acid spine on the end, which features some rocky, almost syrah-like notes. This fruit comes from "the beginning of Atlas Peak, the south part of Stag's Leap," noted winemaker Philippe Melka, who told me yields were low in both 2009 and 2008. Dense, fresh and cool for Napa Valley wine, with good acid lift.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 156

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 93
Author: Phillip
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 02/06/2014

Average rating: 92, based on 4 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

17 bottles owned by 6 collectors.

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About This Producer


Charles and Shirley Roy began their life as vintners in 1999 when they moved to Napa from the East Coast. They asked the noted viticulturist Helen Turley to develop their 17-acre Soda Canyon site, and planted it to the Bordeaux varieties Cabernet, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Under the direction of winemaker Philippe Melka, the winery produces a Proprietary Red and Cabernet Sauvignon. Production is small at less than 300 cases for each wine.

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