Lion Tamer Napa Red Blend 2016 Rated 93WE
Lion Tamer Napa Red Blend 2016 Rated 93WE red530
$89.99 $81.97 price per bottle
Wine Enthusiast Review
This is a blend of 40% Malbec, 27% Zinfandel, 21% Petite Sirah, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and smaller amounts of Mourvedre, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Together, they work to offer inviting elements of baking spice, cherry vanilla and a creamy palate of integrated tannins and toasted oak. The fleshy, lush feel benefits from a fresh backbone of acidity.
The signature of Lion Tamer is a generous palate of black raspberry and surprisingly lush tannins. Malbec serves as our "tannin tamer" in this wine, but on its own brings heady floral aromas of violets and bold, juicy flavors upon entry. Layering in Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon create complex notes of black plum and blackcurrant with subtle elements of cocoa. The wine's plush texture and ripe, juicy core of black fruit are brightened by 2% of Mourvedre that delivers the perfect amount of cheerful red fruit. The blend together creates a wine with delicious notes of black plum, cassis and boysenberry that are concentrated in the mid-palate and enveloped in bright cherry notes that deliver a graceful elegance and balanced finish.
40% Malbec, 27% Zinfandel, 21% Petite Sirah, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Mourvedre, 1% Petite Verdot, and 1% Merlot
Alcohol 14. 8%