Heir Apparent Proprietary Red 2016 | Plush, Juicy & Spicy | Made for Steak
The Heir Apparent Proprietary Red 2016 delivers a classic, bold Napa Valley blend. While offering red fruit aromas with currant, red raspberry, blackberry, and powdered chocolate. Soft tannins lead to a long, broad finish. This cries out for red meat with an herbal twist. Think New York steak with thyme and garlic butter. Oh my…run, don’t walk for this pairing!
92WA | The Heir Apparent Proprietary Red 2016 blends 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 28% Petit Verdot and 2% Petit Sirah. While pouring a deep garnet-black color. And lifted nose of black and red cherries, cassis and earth with wafts of menthol and chocolate. Medium to full-bodied. Most of all plush, juicy and spicy in the mouth and offers a good length.
An Unfair Advantage
If all wines were created equal, then their flavor profiles would be rather boring. Luckily, that is generally not the case—especially when it comes to proprietary red blends which allow winemakers to craft signature wines with the finest fruit they can get their hands on. As the wine opens up, these flavors are balanced with soft tannins, tangy acidity, and a long finish that is a great compliment to a wide range of comfort foods and spicy cuisine.
Suggested Food Pairings: Rich cheeses with wild berries, stuffed mushrooms, gourmet sandwiches, wood-fired pizza, pomegranate chicken, slow-roasted pork ribs, and grilled steaks.
Heir Apparent Winery | A Legacy of Richness
These wines are born of nurturing our vines with passion and perseverance, a tradition both of hand-crafted care and whole-hearted resolve. This wine is our reward – and now, it is yours.
Match our patience and cellar it for a few years to enjoy all of its deep, complex pleasures. Hold it longer still, and pass it on to heirs of family or of spirit, and you’ll create a legacy of richness treasured and shared across generations.