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Por Que No? Red 2016

The 2016 ¿Por Qué No? is a four grape blend, starting with Cabernet Sauvignon at 48% followed by Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and finally Petit Verdot (1%). It’s part from Tres Sabores’ Rutherford Bench “Estate” vineyard and Calistoga. It tastes of freshly-picked and summer-ripe raspberries, blueberries, pomegranate and red cherries. Cedar, black licorice and freshly-baked bread compliment the fruitiness. The Cabernet Sauvignon (which is the highest % of Cab the “PQN?” has ever had) adds grace and layers to the wine. Medium acidity and gentle tannins. It’s very good now, but I’m guessing it will unwind, add flesh and be at […]
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Owned/made by Napa’s Tres Sabores winery. It’s a prototypical “Modern Red Blend” of 50+% Zinfandel, 33% Petite Sirah then Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. The grapes come partly from Tres Sabores’ Estate vineyard on the Rutherford Bench, partly from Calistoga and another vineyard in Rutherford. I admit a long-standing love affair with Por que no? Res as it made me look good as a wine merchant many, many times during my retail career. Every vintage, the wine is delicious, easy for everyone to like, unique and, to most customers, an introduction to something new. And finally, it’s an excellent value in […]