2016 Chester-Kidder Proprietary Red

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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JS 94

jamessuckling.com, April 2019

This Bordeaux-inspired red blend has a rich, ripe array of dark berries that are framed in sweetly spicy oak and delivered in a seamless style that is a hallmark of this producer. Such long and noble tannins. Impressive...
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, April 2020

The 2016 Chester Kidder is an interesting blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, and the rest Petit Verdot, all aged 30 months in 85% new French oak. Jammy blackberries, cassis, graphite, scorched earth, and crushed...
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2020

92+ Made from a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah and 12% Petit Verdot, the 2016 Chester Kidder begins with a dense and chewy nose, opening to concentrated black fruit and dark red fruit aromas with dusty black...
VN 92

Vinous, December 2019

92+ Bright, full ruby. Sexy violet lift to the aromas of cassis, blackberry and kirsch, along with medicinal mint and an herbal pyrazine element. Plush, broad and classic on the palate, with dense black fruit, licorice...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region Washington
Sub-region Columbia Valley
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.9%
Closure Screw Cap

Introducing the 2016 Chester-Kidder Proprietary Red, a remarkable wine that showcases the excellence of Washington's Columbia Valley. This red blend is a true gem, composed of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, and a touch of Petit Verdot, resulting in a wine of unparalleled complexity and depth.

As you pour the wine into your glass, its deep, alluring red color captivates the eye. The aromas that emanate from the glass are nothing short of enchanting. Jammy blackberries and cassis take center stage, accompanied by notes of graphite, scorched earth, and crushed flowers. These enticing scents intertwine harmoniously, promising a sensory journey like no other.

On the palate, the 2016 Chester-Kidder Proprietary Red reveals its full-bodied nature and opulent texture. Layers of flavor unfold, with the black fruit character being beautifully complemented by subtle vanilla oak tones. The wine displays impeccable balance, showcasing the skillful craftsmanship of the winemaker. The finish is nothing short of great, leaving a lasting impression that lingers on the senses.

Wine critics have bestowed high praise upon this exceptional creation. Jeb Dunnuck awards it a remarkable score of 94 points, describing it as a powerful yet balanced wine that will continue to evolve over the next 15-20 years. James Suckling echoes this sentiment, awarding the same score and commending the wine's seamless style and noble tannins. Vinous, with a score of 92 points, praises its brightness and classic character, noting the contribution of the Petit Verdot to its elevated stature. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, also awarding 92 points, highlights the wine's chewy mouthfeel, firm tannins, and the lingering flavors of bitter dark chocolate, black spice, and cassis.

The 2016 Chester-Kidder Proprietary Red is a wine that demands attention, a true testament to the outstanding quality of Washington's Columbia Valley. With its remarkable depth, complexity, and the potential to age gracefully, it is a wine that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on any oenophile fortunate enough to experience it. Pair it with hearty dishes or savor it on its own, and allow yourself to be transported to the mesmerizing world of this exceptional wine.