Carte Blanche "The Mark" Napa Valley 2017

Bordeaux Blend|Napa Valley

The Allen family has been in the Napa wine business for over a century; with superstar winemaker Helen Kiplinger (Paradigm, Kenzo Estate, etc.) on board the wines have never been better!

This "proprietary" Bordeaux blend consists of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit Verdot, making for a textbook left-bank Bordeaux-style blend.

Digging into the sources for any bottle of Carte Blanche reads like a trip through Napa Valley's "Rodeo Drive" of vineyards, including the Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper vineyard in Oakville; the Beckstoffer Orchard vineyard; and the Sage Canyon vineyard east of Rutherford. World-class, indeed.

Critics agree, with scores from 93 to 96 points, describing "nuanced bouquet, terrific purity, and integrated, ripe tannins. It’s a classic, balanced Bordeaux blend from Napa Valley to enjoy over the coming 15+ years or more."

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