The 2016 Viader Proprietary Red is a stunning wine which is sourced from the rocky volcanic soils of the eastern slopes of Howell Mountain. It begins with alluring aromas of ripe blackberries, dark cherries and creme de cassis woven together with violets, graphite, loamy minerals, herbs and hints of spices all developing in the glass. On the palate this delivers wonderful full-bodied richness, with remarkable overall balance, structure and concentration. Plush and generous. this gorgeous red impresses with layered of beautifully ripe dark fruits that envelop the palate and linger effortlessly on the finish. This is an absolutely sensational effort from the winemaking team of Delia and Alan Viader, which should cruise in the cellar for nearly two decades.