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murasaki

A Majestic Offering - murasaki, meaning purple in Japanese, also signifies the color of royalty. This wine appropriately follows suit with its opulent purple hue and expressive, delicate essence. murasaki is Kenzo Estate’s homage to the Merlot-influenced blends from Bordeaux’s famed Right Bank producers. Alluring, supple, elegant.

93 points ~ Wine Spectator

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“This is a peppery, spicy wine that has a leathery, full-bodied feel. Succulent waves of blueberry are velvety smooth on the palate, offering an impressive marriage between richness and balance”

Wine Enthusiast’s Virginie Boone on murasaki

2016

Awards

93 points | Wine Spectator

Color

Vibrant purple

Bouquet

Brambleberry pie, vanilla extract, mocha espresso with a hint of cinnamon and minerality

Palate

Dark, succulent fruit framed by round, silky tannins that lead to a long, memorable finish

Origin

​Estate Bottled, Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Merlot (57%), Cabernet Sauvignon (31%), Malbec (6%), Cabernet Franc (3%), Petit Verdot (3%)

Volume

1.5L, 750ml, 375ml

Alcohol

15.2% 

Barrel Aging

20 months in 50% new French oak, 50% neutral French oak

 

2015

Awards

95 points | The Wine Enthusiast

Color

​​Dark violet

Bouquet

Forest floor, toasted brioche, blueberry cobbler, Bing cherry, crushed slate, smoked maple bacon, cigar box

Palate

Dark, succulent fruit, round, silky tannins, long, memorable finish

Origin

​Estate Bottled, Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Merlot (73.5%), Cabernet Sauvignon (17.5%), Cabernet Franc (3%), Malbec (3%), Petit Verdot (3%)

Volume

1.5L, 750ml, 375ml

Alcohol

15.2% 

Barrel Aging

20 months in 50% new French oak, 50% neutral French oak

 

2014

Color

​​Dark violet

Bouquet

Forest floor, brioche, blueberry cobbler, minerality, crushed slate, smoked maple backon, cigar box

Palate

Dark, juicy fruit supported by round, velvety tannins followed by a long, memorable finish

Origin

​Estate Bottled, Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Merlot (83%), Cabernet Sauvignon (11%), Malbec (3%), Cabernet Franc (1.5%), Petit Verdot (1.5%)

Volume

1.5L, 750ml, 375ml

Alcohol

15.2% 

Barrel Aging

20 months in 50% new French oak, 50% neutral French oak

2013

Awards

94 points | James Suckling

Color

Auburn red

Bouquet

Minerality, black cherry, blackberry, crushed limestone

Palate

Fresh acidity, velvety tannins, confectioner’s sugar

Origin

​Estate Bottled, Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Merlot (79%), Malbec (17%), Malbec (3%), Cabernet Sauvignon (2%), Cabernet Franc (2%)

Volume

1.5L, 750ml, 375ml

Alcohol

15.2% 

Barrel Aging

20 months in 60% new French oak, 40% neutral French oak

2012

Color

Dark auburn red

Bouquet

Toasted spice, plum, blackberry, dried herbs, black licorice, hints of white pepper

Palate

Ripe blackberry and boysenberry, lush mid-palate tannins balanced by medium acidity, with notes of dark plum and cherry

Origin

​Estate Bottled, Napa Valley

Vintner

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Viticulturist

David Abreu

Cépage

Merlot (75.6%), Cabernet Sauvignon (18.9%), Cabernet Franc (2.4%), Petit Verdot (3.1%)

Volume

1.5L, 750ml, 375ml

Alcohol

15.2% 

Barrel Aging

20 months in 60% new French oak, 40% neutral French oak