Saturday, July 9, 2016

Kuleto "Native Son" Napa County 2013 Red Wine

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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  1. Why such a spread in the prices?

    1. VG: The NHLS-outlets made over Two billion dollars last year, they can afford to buy huge volumes of wines, and that's my guess. This was considered their "Power-Buy" and while American wines (at least 12 count)awarded me 15% off as well; I wait for these sales, and sometimes I'll wait 10 or 11 months for them to happen!