2004 Blair Estate Napa Red SKU #1079948

Price: $19.99

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Tasting Notes

The 04 Blair Estate Red, a Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot, represents a rare treat for any traditionally-minded connoisseur seeking a deal in pedigreed Napa wine at the onset of its prime drinking window. Located on the high-draining alluvial soils between St. Helena and Calistoga on the Silverado Trail, the Blair Vineyard has been the source for premium Cabernet and Cabernet-based productions by the likes of Duckhorn, Rombauer, and S.P. Drummer (it is adjacent to Duckhorn's famed Three Palms vineyard) over the years in addition to a small amount of estate-produced wines. Having benefitted from a few years ageing in bottle, the 2004 is showing exceptional development. Aromas and flavors of blackcurrant and dried fig with hints of cedar, tobacco, and baking spice jump from the glass. On the palate, the wine unfolds in complex, creamy layers with a medley of sweet and savory accents. Fine tannins carry you through the long, earthy finish. Enjoy tonight with a juicy steak or hold for even further development in bottle!

Staff Reviews

  • Kirk Walker
    By: Kirk Walker
    1/31/2012
    K&L Staff Member
    This is too good of a deal to last. This is a big, rich, full bodied wine but with a touch of bottle age to soften out some of its tannins. This is a wine built to thrill.
  • Illya Haase
    By: Illya Haase
    1/29/2012
    K&L Staff Member
    I love a big, rich California red! For $19.99 this is one of the biggest steal's in the store. This just scream's for thick grilled steak. Topped with mushrooms and blue cheese. Sorry, I must stop typing and fire up the grill.
  • Jeff Garneau
    By: Jeff Garneau
    1/27/2012
    K&L Staff Member
    An astonishing value in a ready to drink Napa red blend (63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot). Rich fruit and spicy oak on the nose. Tart blackberry and sweet black cherry fruits. Black licorice. On the palate the super rich texture and extraordinary concentration are balanced by lively acidity and soft tannins. This wine is simply pure pleasure to drink. Dare I say hedonistic? Throws a bit of a sediment, so you'll want to decant this. Don't worry about getting the leftover wine back in the bottle; there won't be any.
  • Steve Bearden
    By: Steve Bearden
    12/29/2011
    K&L Staff Member
    This is a great bottle that is well priced and combines the ripe and rich elements that you expect from Napa cabernet with subtle restraint and deft precision. The creamy middle fruit is very plush but never edges into over ripeness and the fine limestone minerality keeps the finish long and detailed. Several years of bottle age have landed this bargain squarely in the beginning of its drinking window so enjoy now and over the next decade.
  • Christie Brunick
    By: Christie Brunick
    12/29/2011
    K&L Staff Member
    If you want an amazing Napa Bordeaux Blend that drinks like $50 but only is $20, then look no further. This wine is deep and intense with layers of savory black fruit and spice. On the nose, a touch of toasty oak black cherry, and the mid palate is full of ripe black olive and anise, with a touch of eucalyptus and fresh herbs. Dense and full bodied, this wine has weight and good length on the finish. Can be consumed now or put in the cellar for a few more years.
  • Steve Greer
    By: Steve Greer
    12/28/2011
    K&L Staff Member
    Blair is back! The 2001, 02, 03 and 05 sold very fast with lots of people coming back for more. The subtle nose shows spice, blackberry and dusty cedar. The palate still shows nice black fruit but it is muted with spice and leather. The finish has only a slight astringency with a lingering cedar aroma.

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