Venge Scouts Honor Red Blend California Napa 2014

Venge Scouts Honor Red Blend California Napa 2014


RP94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The highly successful Venge 2014 Scout's Honor is, in this incarnation, a blend of 71% Zinfandel, 7% Petite Sirah, 16% Charbono and 6% Syrah, tipping the scales at 15.3% natural alcohol. A major sleeper of the vintage, this is a killer wine that sells for a song for as good as it is. Inky purple with blackberry and cassis fruit, licorice, incense and graphite, the wine is full-bodied, unctuously textured and a thrilling mouthful of wine that satisfies both the hedonistic and intellectual senses. This is one of the best Scout’s Honor I have ever tasted. Kudos to Nils Venge’s son Kirk, the current winemaker.