Round Pond Estate – Gravel Series – Scholar’s Gate 2013 – Rutherford – Napa Valley

Round Pond Estate – Gravel Series – Scholar’s Gate 2013 – Rutherford – Napa Valley

The nose offers fleshy, elegance, a certain delicacy as well as a slight richness. It reveals notes of blueberry cream and slight notes of ripe / fleshy redcurrants, black cherry combined with slight / discreet juicy fleshy strawberry hints, subtle violet hints, an imperceptible hint of grove, olive black, pepper gray (in the background) as well as slight touches of liquorice and chocolate. The palate is fruity, nicely well-balanced, mineral, a bit aeral and offers a pretty juicy frame, a beautiful tension, righteousness, a nice finesse / delicacy as well as a fine fleshiness / juiciness. On the palate this wine expresses notes of fleshy cassis, blueberry, black cherry and slight touches of fleshy redcurrant combined with slight hints of black olive, Zan as well as subtle hints of tobacco, soil and subtle touches of chocolate (in the background). Tannins are fine and well-built. Good length. There are subtle touches of chocolate, caramelization, a very discreet hint of almond (ripe seeds) and hazelnut on the persistence.

Note (Score): 17.25/20

Note (Score): 94-95/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 2018/01

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)