Bootleg 2013 Red Wine (94WA)

Bootleg 2013 Red Wine (94WA)

  • Size: 750ml
  • Item Code: 863414000109
  • Vintage: 2013
$39.99 Regular: $44.99

“The 2013 Proprietary Red from Bootleg is a major sleeper of not only the vintage, but in its entire concept. There are just over 8,000 cases of this wine, which has been culled from KJ vineyards on Atlas Peak, Oakville, Mt. Veeder, Rutherford and Spring Mountain. The wine is a blend of 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Petite Sirah, 21% Zinfandel, 12% Merlot, and the rest Malbec and Petit Verdot. That’s like throwing in the entire kitchen sink, but the result is a stunningly delicious, complex, big-time, sexy style of wine with a deep, opaque purple color, a beautiful nose of blackberries and blueberries, with some lavender Provençal herbs, licorice and a touch of espresso. The wine has a fabulous texture, a plush, full-bodied mouthfeel, and beautiful purity and depth. It’s something that could only be made in California, given the blend, but it is off-the-charts in terms of its hedonistic appeal. At the same time, it is complex enough to satisfy the intellectual senses as well. Drink it over the next 5-6 years. A big-time winner.” (WA)

A graduate of UC Davis, and former Assistant Winemaker for Napa’s classic Freemark Abbey Winery, Brian Kosi has more than a decade of Napa winemaking experience. As many winemakers do, Brian has a behind-the-scene passion project that speaks to his love in the art of blending. While in the cellar, Brian is known for crafting unexpected combinations of red varieties. With 2012, one blend was too good not to bottle… and Bootleg was born.

Ratings and Awards

  • 94 Wine Advocate