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Wine of The Week

Block 88 Wine

2013 Napa Valley Red Wine

Red Blend
California: Napa Valley: St. Helena


NOTE: This wine has SOLD OUT. We'll be sure to let you know when we introduce our next, specially curated wine selections.

Welcome to our latest curated wine offering. Today's Block 88 Red, a Cabernet, Merlot, and Petite Sirah blend, hails from the best vintage in recent memory. Robert Parker awarded the 2013 Napa Cab vintage a record-busting 98 points. And Wine Enthusiast awarded the vintage a stellar 95 point score.

Hurry, this wine deal expires at Midnight - unless it sells out sooner.

Read our detailed review
Napa Valley Red Wine

DETAILED REVIEW

Red
California: Napa Valley: St. Helena

This wine really delivers the goods. It is really difficult to make a Napa Valley wine of this quality for a price this low. Be sure to get your order in early, as we are very likely to sell out.

Today’s selection is the Ultra QPR (Quality to Price Ratio) - and ultra delicious - Block 88 Wine 2013 Napa Valley Red Wine, a rich and elegant wine with savory flavors of fruit, earth, and spice.

On the nose, you’ll enjoy rich aromas of stewed fruits of blackberry, plum, raspberry, wild strawberry, and smoky blueberry melded with cigar box, rustic pipe tobacco, mixed spice and subtle earthen clay.

On the palate, this Napa red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot is bold and balanced, with equal parts fruit, savory, and earthy. Black cherry and blackberry preserve, smoky blueberry, cedar, tobacco leaf, savory spice, black pepper, and dusty earth.

Cheers to you… for partaking of this really superb wine!

Napa Valley Red Wine

TASTING PROFILE

Look: Dark black cherry juice at the core. Bright ruby at the edges. Short, slow-moving, wine-stained tears fall slowly down the glass wall.
Smell: Stewed blackberry with red plum, raspberry, wild strawberry and smoky blueberry melded with cigar box, rustic pipe tobacco, mixed spice, and subtle earthen clay.
Taste: Black cherry and blackberry preserve, smoky blueberry, cedar, tobacco leaf, savory spice, black pepper, and dusty earth.
Finish: Extra long and very elegant, with plush, gradually drying tannins that slowly spread across the palate as flavors fade.
Pairing: This solid Napa Red will contrast beautifully with our spicey and tangy [General Tso’s Grilled Wings](https://betterbegrilled.com/recipes/general-tso-grilled-wings”). Both the wine and this recipe pack a punch!
Napa Valley Red Wine

WHAT THE WINERY SAYS

Winemaker Thomas Guilliams
Varietal Red Blend
Vintage 2013
Appellation Napa Valley, St. Helena
Abv 14.5%

WHAT THE WINERY SAYS

The 2013 Block 88 is a 100% Napa Valley blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot. This fruit forward wine offers flavors of raspberry, blackberry and cherry, with a creamy, velvety finish that stays on the palate. This complex wine has full tannins and is ready to drink now.