Bootleg Red Blend 2013

  • wa94
  • we91
  • ws90
Bootleg Red Blend 2013
$39.99
$35.99

SKU 3954

750ml

Share
wa
94
we
91
ws
90

The Bootleg Red Blend is a deep, dark, intense wine full of black fruit aromas, baking spices and espresso. On the palate it exhibits flavors of blackberry compote, licorice and mocha. It is full bodied and has creamy, round textures that give it a long, lingering finish.

27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Petite Sirah, 21% Zinfandel, 12% Syrah, 12% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot

Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California, Napa County, Napa County
Brand Bootleg
Alcohol/vol 15%
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Proprietary Red from Bootleg is a major sleeper of not only the vintage, but in its entire concept. There are just over 8,000 cases of this wine, which has been culled from KJ vineyards on Atlas Peak, Oakville, Mt. Veeder, Rutherford and Spring Mountain. The wine is a blend of 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Petite Sirah, 21% Zinfandel, 12% Merlot, and the rest Malbec and Petit Verdot. That's like throwing in the entire kitchen sink, but the result is a stunningly delicious, complex, big-time, sexy style of wine with a deep, opaque purple color, a beautiful nose of blackberries and blueberries, with some lavender Provençal herbs, licorice and a touch of espresso. The wine has a fabulous texture, a plush, full-bodied mouthfeel, and beautiful purity and depth. It's something that could only be made in California, given the blend, but it is off-the-charts in terms of its hedonistic appeal. At the same time, it is complex enough to satisfy the intellectual senses as well. Drink it over the next 5-6 years. A big-time winner.

  • we91

Wine EnthusiastThis is a successful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel, with smaller amounts of Syrah, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Black fruit, baking spice and chocolate flavors commingle in a full-bodied package that's rich, round and rewarding, with plenty of length.

Virginie Boone, December 1, 2017
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorA big, broad-shouldered effort, with a dense mix of flavors framed by sturdy tannins. Offers layers of dark berry, cedar, spice and graphite nuances. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2032. 8,091 cases made.

James Laube, December 31, 2017