2019 Venge Scout’s Honor Prop Red
2019 Venge Scout’s Honor Prop Red, Napa Valley
This vintage has a gorgeous, concentrated assemblage of violets, anise, honeysuckle, blue herbs, and a touch of vanillin. The palate is pure richness with loads black fruits and currants, pepper spice, and an enveloping masculinity of char and tannins from the Syrah, Charbono and Petite Sirah. A seamless balance and mouth coating deliciousness lead to a wine that is quite pleasing to the senses. Cellared correctly it will age for 5 to 8 years.
Red blend honors the winerys late & beloved Labrador Retriever, Scout. We start with a base of old-vineand build upon that with dry-farmed Petite Sirah, old-vine Charbono, and finish with mountain vineyard Syrah. The result is an unpretentious, generous mouthful of red wine that we recommend be opened and enjoyed immediately upon release.
IN THE VINEYARD: Harvest was normal due to a steady growing season, taking place between September 28th and October 21st, with an average Brix of 27.8 degrees. Grapes were farmed and harvested from four single vineyards in Napa Valley. The Zinfandel was picked from two, old-vine (60 to 100+ years old), dry-farmed vineyard sources: Venge’s newly acquired “Signal Fire Vineyard” estate, and the Frediani Vineyard—both located in the heart of Calistoga. The Charbono is from old, dry-farmed vines (60 to 100+ years old) also planted in the Frediani Vineyard. Robbie Mondavi’s Oso Vineyard located on Howell Mountain supplies the Petite Sirah— And, Napa’s finest Syrah from Stagecoach Vineyard, high in the mountains of the Atlas Peak AVA, completes the blend.
- LOCATION: Napa Valley
- VARIETAL DESCRIPTION: 63% Zinfandel, 16% Charbono, 12% Petite Sirah, 9%Syrah
- OAK TYPE: 50% new American Oak and the balance in once-used tight grained French Oak
- BARREL AGING:14 Months
- WINE STATUS: Current Release
- NEXT RELEASE: Spring 2021