Venge Vineyards Scout’s Honor Red
This delicious red blend honors our late and beloved Yellow Labrador Retriever, Scout. When we first met in 1989 at the Napa rescue shelter, we recognized immediately that he was no ordinary Lab and we were right. Like a true winery dog, Scout helped us welcome visitors for seven magnificent years.
This wine is based on a tradition of producing a full bodied and delicious 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 vineyard Syrah. The result is an unpretentious, generous mouthful of red wine that we recommend be opened and enjoyed immediately upon release.
This vintage has a gorgeous, concentrated assemblage of violets, anise, honeysuckle, blue herbs, and a touch of vanilla. The palate is pure richness with loads black fruits and currants, pepper spice, and an enveloping masculinity of char and tannins from the Syrah, Charbono and Petite Sirah. A seamless balance and mouth coating deliciousness lead to a wine that is quite pleasing to the senses. Cellared correctly it will age for 5 to 8 years.
Venge Vineyards Scout’s Honor Red Notes To Your Senses:
- APPEARANCE: Dark purple
- AROMA: violets, anise, honeysuckle, blue herbs, and a touch of vanillin
- TASTE: Rich, dark fruits and currants, peppery spice, with well-balanced, firm tannins
- ABV: 15.5%
- PAIRING: Robust/flavorful dishes, steak