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2017 Viader Black Label Estate Limited Edition

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Latest Sale Price

June 2, 2024 - $66



93Vinous / IWC

...plush and creamy. Done in a racy, sumptuous style, the Black Label is rich and exotically ripe, with layers of dark jammy fruit, crème de cassis, sweet oak, pencil shavings and sweet spice that open up effortlessly with a bit of air.

92Jeb Dunnuck

...lots of black fruits, road tar, dark chocolate, and a whiff of espresso...medium to full-bodied end of the spectrum, the Syrah and Malbec fill out the mid-palate nicely, and it has present yet ripe tannins, good overall balance, and a great finish.



Viader Vineyards is on the slopes of Howell Mountain. It was founded in 1986 by Delia Viader, who was born in Argentina and educated in Europe before earning graduate degrees in the U.S. The estate’s 23-acre vineyard is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Syrah. Viader is known for its Bordeaux-style blends. Viader typically receives complimentary reviews and scores in the 90s. California Wine Writer James Suckling has noted that at Viader “quality is very high; the wine is distinctive, complex and elegant.”


United States, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain

Howell Mountain AVA in Northeastern Napa Valley was the first of Napa Valley’s sub-appellations, earning its own designation in 1984, just a year after Napa Valley became an appellation. As the name suggests, the AVA is in one of the highest elevations in the area. Every vineyard in the appellation is at least 1,400 feet above sea level. Some vineyards are as high as 2,200 feet and because of their altitude most of the AVA’s vineyards receive more sun than vineyards at lower elevations, which are affected by fog from the Pacific Ocean and the San Pablo Bay. Howell Mountain was home to vineyards in the late 19th century, but winemaker Randy Dunn is considered the area’s most influential modern pioneer. Dunn moved to Howell Mountain in 1979, acquired property and began making exceptionally rich Cabernet Sauvignon. The AVA also grows Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. There are 600 vineyard acres within Howell Mountain AVA.