- Producer: ROY Estate - read about the Estate
- Winemaker: Philippe Melka
- Region (AVA): Napa (Napa Valley)
- Blend: 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot
- Vintage production: 600 cases
- Winery location: Soda Canyon
- Owners: Shirley Roy
- First Vintage: 2004
- Drinking window: 2020-2035
About the Wine:
2015 was a fantastic vintage for Napa. The fruit ROY Estate's Mr. Evans Proprietary Red (100% Estate) was harvested between 22nd and 287th September, and macerated for 21 days in concrete tanks before 100% barrel fermentation. It was then kept in 100% new French (Taransaud) oak for 19 months prior to bottling on 26th June, 2017. It was then loving aged in ROY's cellar before release.
ROY Estate's Mr. Evans Proprietary Red wine demonstrates the heights of what can be achieved by artful crafting. This single vineyard, Estate grown Proprietary Red, produced in limited quantities of 400 to 800 cases, is a wine of striking complexity, beautifully polished with substantial structure.
ROY Estate Mr. Evans Proprietary Red 2015
“Composed mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon (64%) with smaller parts of Merlot (21%) and Petit Verdot (15%), the 2015 Proprietary Red Estate gives a deep garnet-purple color and nose of crushed blackberries and warm black cherries with touches of Provence herbs, charcuterie and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, the palate offers up expressive red and black fruit preserves with appealing herbal and savory accents, framed by grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing on a minty note."
95 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown (The Wine Advocate, Dec. 2017)