Taken 2012 Red Blend, Napa Valley
Item Number: 28 20 278 12
Two young men from Napa Valley are taking the wine world by storm. Profiled in Forbes and Zagat 30 under 30, featured on the Today Show on NBC profiled in 40 Under 40 in Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Long time friends and from wine growing families, Carlo Trinchero and Josh Phelps decided to start their own wine making venture. As they thought of names and searched them for trademarks everything they liked was taken, so that's what they decided to call their business, Taken Wine Company. Their focus was to make great Napa Valley wine at affordable prices and having some close grower relations and wine grapes in their blood, they hit the ground running. This second release of their classic red blend is a true winner. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot aged 16 months in 50 % new French oak barrels. As we mentioned it's gotten lots of attention and a 93 point score from Robert Parker who said "It does not appear that this Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend is named after the Liam Neeson movies of the same name. However, there is no question I was “taken” by this 2012 Proprietary Red Blend Taken. It exhibits a dense purple color as well as glorious aromas of blackberries, blackcurrants, licorice, incense, and a subtle hint of oak. With spectacular opulence, a voluptuous texture and phenomenal concentration as well as purity, but no over-ripeness or heaviness, this beauty should drink well for 10-15 years. This cuvée is a joint project of Carlo Trinchero (from the family of White Zinfandel fame) and Josh Phelps, who have put together a killer red. As a wine lover, one hopes this is only the first of many more to come." Better grab it before the paparazzi snap it all up.