So, Nils Venge has been making great wine in Napa for decades.  This is a family project and his son Kurt makes the wine.  IIRC, this is my first time trying this wine and it was amazing.  Inky purple in color.  The nose has cassis, cedar, smoke and the slightest graphite note.  On the palate, this is one of those wine with so much energy it seems every sip is a bit different than the last.  Of course, it is young and that will probably change as it settles down.  Firm tannins at the moments.  Juicy cassis fruit with some underlying char.  Clean with great balance.  Long finish.  This would go great with big meat or roasted veggies right now but seems like a twenty year wine easily.  Also great for drinking on its own.  This is a list worth signing up for.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
96
Vintage: 
2015
Current Price: 
$150.00USD

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