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Venge Vineyards Scout's Honor 2014

The 2014 Scout's Honor comes from another spectacular vintage that honors our late and beloved labrador retriever, Scout. This wine is based on a tradition of producing a full-bodied, delicious, and enjoyable red wine. We start with a base of old-vine Zinfandel and build upon that with dry-farmed Petite Sirah, old-vine Charbono, and finish with mountain Syrah. The result is an unpretentious red wine that will satisfy time and time again. This vintage has a gorgeous, concentrated assemblage of aromas of stone fruit, crushed blue herbs, violets, cherry, anise, and a touch of honeysuckle. On the palate is pure richness from the old-vine Zinfandel with loads of super ripe blackberry, pepper, spice, and an enveloping masculinity of char and tannins from the Syrah, Charbono, and Petite Sirah. A seamless balance and mouth-coating deliciousness are found throughout the palate, with an extra-long finish with a touch of barrel tannin at the end. 2014 Scout's Honor is certainly a generous mouthful of red wine that we recommend be opened and enjoyed immediately upon release. Cellared correctly it will age for 5 to 8 years.

 Producer Venge Vineyards
 Region Napa Valley
 Country United States
 Varietals ZinfandelPetite SirahBonarda (Charbono)Syrah (Shiraz)
 Alcohol 15.2% alc/vol
 Vintage 2014

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About the Producer

Venge Vineyards
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Venge Vineyards

Calistoga, California, United States Calistoga, California, United States

The Venge (ven-ghee) family has farmed vitis vinifera varieties in Napa Valley for nearly half a century. It is a journey that began when Knud Venge emigrated from Denmark to the United States in the early 1900’s. Knud's son, Per Venge, found his passion in the wine and spirits industry and started Vencom...

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