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Burgess Cellars Estate, Mountaineer

Red Blend (Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah)

Napa Valley, CA

Nose: The nose on the Mountaineer Red Blend offers complex aromas of boysenberry, gravel, earth and fresh herbs. The bouquet is an inviting mosaic, offering a preview of the layered and nuanced experience that awaits.

Palate: On the palate, the Mountaineer unfolds with opulence and structure. A wave of blueberries and blackberries, take center stage as ripe red fruits continue to unfold on the palate. Cherry, raspberry, and cola along with hints of strawberry are supported by velvety tannins and a judicious oak influence. Layers of cocoa and anise contribute to a palate that is both powerful and harmoniously balanced.

Finish: Silky tannins persist alongside a touch of savory, briary and dried flowers. Rich and full bodied finish, the Mountaineer concludes especially smooth with a good acidity.

Food Pairing: Pair the Mountaineer Red Blend 2013 with dishes that complement its robust and multilayered nature. A classic pairing would be a beef tenderloin or roasted lamb. For a more adventurous option, consider venison, duck or quail. If you want something hearty pasta with a mushroom sauce, Bolognese, or beef ragout. Some cheese pairings that will balance the bold flavors of the wine are aged cheddar, Gouda, or blue cheese.

Overall: The Burgess Cellars Estate Mountaineer is a bold and complex red blend that showcases the best of Napa Valley's mountain fruit. With rich aromas of dark berries, plum, and hints of spice, this wine offers a full-bodied palate with layers of blackberry, cassis, and subtle oak notes. The structured tannins and balanced acidity provide a long, elegant finish. Ideal for pairing with hearty dishes, this wine delivers depth, sophistication, and a memorable tasting experience.

Burgess Cellars Estate, Mountaineer
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