Venge Scout's Honor 2016
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Winemaker Kirk Venge combines 70% Zinfandel with 14% Charbono, 9% Petite Sirah and 7% Syrah to great effect, offering a jammy expression of blackberry, brown sugar and vanilla. Soft integrated oak supports the rounded rich fruit and gives it an impressive framework of structure and likability.
The Zinfandel-dominated 2016 Red Blend Scout's Honor is a value-priced release from this team that has overflowing notes of sweet plum and blackberry fruits, spice and incense. It's plump, flamboyant, and sweetly fruited, and ideal for drinking over the coming 3-4 years. The blend is 70% Zinfandel, 14% Charbono, 9% Petite Sirah, and the rest Syrah, aged in 50% new American oak.