Seed Red Wine 2015
May 28, 2017—Bottle No. 0226 of a 120 case lot from this ultra-boutique winery, Seed. I first tasted this bottling six months ago, when it was still fairly closed—the profile remains unchanged—a heady melange of singed blueberries, black currants, sandalwood, and violets. It has the kind of lightness to it that one would expect from a Nuits St. Georges, not Mendoza. As such, this Malbec Cabernet blend is gracefully bound in fine, supple tannins, with a mineral thread twining bay leaf and green peppercorn. Perfection.
January 13, 2017—Generous and layered aromas of smoky boysenberries, black currant, plum, graphite, dark chocolate shavings, and violets fill the bowl of the glass. The 2015 Seed Red Wine is a poignant blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Malbec and 10% Cabernet Franc. As with the Seed Malbec, the Red Wine blend spends 16 months in new French Oak. 2015 proved to be yet another a cool vintage in Mendoza, gracing this wine with stunning purity and vivid freshness. An understory of fine tannins lends structure to a core of juicy black fruit that gradually subsides to a finish tinged in gravelly minerality, bay leaf, and green peppercorn. 13.7% ABV| Sample
As I always mention with the reviews for this label, Seed is one of my clients.