Kuleto "Native Son" Napa County 2013 Red Wine, $11.89-$24.99, 93 points, poured core black trending maroon toward the broad clear wine ring and leggy glass wall.
Briary blackberry, loam, and cedar aromas were excellent.
Full-bodied with good acidity, supportive layered underlayment of tannin, and delicious flavors of cinnamon, clove, cedar, licorice, wild black fruit with lovely subtle hints of cardamom and savory notes were delivered with the wine's luscious texture.
Finished long, slightly astringent on the trailing palate, easy spices, and a warm sweet-spot 14.8% alcohol.
Varietals were 58% Zinfandel, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Sangiovese, 4% Syrah, 3% Petite Sirah, 2% Alicante Bouschet.
Paired perfectly with my loaded pizza with spiced organic cucumbers.
At under $12, this is without doubt the best value in a red wine I've had this year, and just might be at a much higher price!
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