Ellman Brothers Proprietary Napa Red Blend
Ellman Brothers Proprietary Napa Red Blend

Ellman Brothers Proprietary Napa Red Blend 2018 Rated 94VM

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Rated 94
The 2018 Proprietary Red Blend Brothers Blend is dense, plush and explosive. A rush of black cherry, menthol, licorice, cloves and mocha gives the 2018 its exuberant personality. This fleshy, voluptuous red has so much to offer. Bright floral notes and a burst of red raspberry fruit punctuate the finish. This is a terrific entry-level red. Drink 2022-2030. (By Antonio Galloni on December 2020)

Wine Tasting Notes
The Brothers Blend is an apt entree into the Ellman line-up of wines. Approachable, and then some, it offers a deep, opaque violet cast, billowing with intense aromas of creme de cassis, blackberries, espresso and cigar box. On the palate, complexity abounds with lush red and black fruits, from cranberry and raspberry to black cherries and plums, giving way to notes of cacao, as well as hints of herbal and floral notes such as rosemary and violet. Incredibly soft and polished, it packs excellent density without a rough edge in sight. With mouth-coating tannins giving way to a fresh finish, it pairs instantly with your favorites on the grill from a nice boerewors or Presa Iberico, to the garden's bounty, like summer squash and zucchini.

94% Cabernet Sauvignon (Ellman The Estate Vineyard) and 6% Merlot (Bench Vineyard)