G.B. Crane Vineyard El Coco Red 2014

$71.39

SKU CRANEELCOCO

750ml

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Aromatics, abound and complete, the 2014 El Coco is replete with a wide spectrum from boysenberry jam and black plum to candied raspberries and nutmeg. The palate is ripe with dark stone fruits, blueberries, a hint of meatiness and confectionary orange, akin to mandarin encased foie gras. With just enough tannin to bind the flavors together, the wine finishes elegantly with a salivating savoriness that lingers.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation St Helena
Brand G.B. Crane Vineyard
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Wine AdvocateThe third blend Dave Phinney and winemaker Kevin Fox are turning out is the El Coco Proprietary Blend Composition. The 2014 is 45% old vine Zinfandel, 41% Petite Sirah and 14% Merlot. There are 490 cases for this vintage. It is a spectacular wine, with an opaque purple color and a big, sweet kiss of pen ink, graphite, blackberry, blueberry and violets. Its supple, sweet tannin is amazing, and the wine builds incrementally to reveal terrific viscosity, fruit intensity and extraction, with a savory spiciness. This is a stunner to drink now and over the next 15+ years.

Robert Parker, October 28, 2015