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Othello Christian Moueix Named Varietal Blends-Red 2008 Wine Review

Othello Christian Moueix Named Varietal Blends-Red 2008

Othello Christian Moueix Named Varietal Blends-Red 2008

Napa Valley, California, United States

Community Score:93/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $41.95

Drink: Now

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Othello

Agent: Rogers & Company

More Vintages: 2009 

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Kimberly Inksater - Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

This dry red blend from the Napa Valley is a collaboration between Othello Wine Cellars and Christian Moueix of Bordeaux. I cellared it until December 2015 but it could with the level of tannins I believe it could have withstood more time in the cellar. The aromas were an enticing blend of black currant, anise, pepper baking spices, savoury herbs, and dark berries. The wine is medium plus body with leather, anise, bitter chocolate, eucalyptus and clove flavours. Othello is well structured with balanced acidity and tannins. It is dry with leather and anise on the finish and paired well with a prime rib roast.
Beware of jealousy from wine collectors! Forsooth, Christian Moueix’s Othello is only available in two markets in the whole world: Japan and Ontario. Christian Moueix brings Bordeaux style to Napa Valley with this elegant and well-structured meritage blend. The layered nose reveals aromas of cassis, woodsmoke, leather, black olive, anise and mineral. It’s very dry, medium full-bodied with a dense black fruit core surrounded by refined tannins and balanced by ample acidity. This is all about structure and restraint and should easily evolve over the next 5-8 years. Source: Vintages Wine Panel

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