2015 Jon Nathaniel Bodacious
This wine makes me super happy. I'll be honest, I had to look up the meaning of the word Bodacious to even see if it was a legitimate word. I found very quickly that Bodacious should not be the name of the wine, but rather the wine review. Bodacious. That's all you need. Holy cow, this wine from Jon Nathaniel Wines is a head turner! I'll tell you what's in it soon, but what you really need to know is how it tastes and feels. This wine pops in the mouth with cherry cola, black raspberry jam, chocolate bits, some hints of coffee and what I can only describe as dust from an old book depository at the tail end of the finish. Weird? Sure. But accurate? You bet. Aromas of ripe red fruit, funky earthy dampness, cedar, vanilla and mocha are most prevalent. This is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (30%), Syrah (29%), Cabernet Franc (19%), Petit Verdot (11%), Merlot (10%) and Malbec (1%). Can you cram anything else into the bottle? Maybe, but why would you? Deep red to medium purple in the glass and unmistakably memorable, you'll be sad when you tip this bottle for the last time. Super easy drinking and one that I think you can enjoy right now! If you love wines with tasty fruit, get it!
Napa Valley, California
Suggested retail price: $60.00
Drink The Bottles score: 92/100