LONGTABLE “The Gathering” Red 2013
Mount Veeder, Napa Valley 2013

LONGTABLE “The Gathering” Red 2013

Mount Veeder, Napa Valley 2013
Longtable The Gathering
Retail Price: $60
DDWA Score: 91.5
Value Rating: 3.1
Very Good Value
Wine Factor: 2
Date Posted: January 6, 2018
Cases Produced: 100
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A Southern-Rhone style blend of 50% Grenache, 47% Syrah and 3% Petite Sirah from a single vineyard on Mount Veeder. It’s “Estate” in that the vineyard is winery-owned, but winemaking happens elsewhere, so it’s technically not.

Smell and taste deep, dark black and blueberries with allspice, black licorice, cola and smoked red meat back-ups. Strong wine, with firm, fine tannins and a small explosion of flavor as it sits in your mouth. Longtable waits almost five years after harvest to release The Gathering so it’s ready. It’s sort of ready…it’ll start peaking in 2020 is my guess.

Grapes are co-fermented with 10% whole cluster. Aged 30 months in French Burgundy barrels, 50% new.

 

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