Emulating the bold statement that famed automotive designer Gordon Buehrig made with his 1936 Auburn Boat Tail Speedster, AuburnJames showcases it's immensely popular proprietary blend "Speedster." Like its namesake ghosted on the label, this winemaker selection is a powerful, complex and sophisticated wine. This wine is a head nod to a time when weekends included an open air drive into the countryside with close friends for rich wine and fire grilled alfresco cuisine, stimulated by a powerful core with unparalleled styling.
The 2012 Speedster is a sumptuous blend with a base of powerful yet elegant Petit Verdot, backed by the brute force of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Mimicking it's namesake, this wine attains pure elegance of balance with soft, rich Merlot complimented by bright acidity of Cabernet Franc to tie together unparalleled beauty of design in this blend. Layer after layer, hedonistic flavors of dark berries await your palate with vanilla, cedar, chocolate, and black pepper showing undertones of grilled meats and a slightly gamey quality with a hint of black currant leaf. The tannins are deliciously gripping yet supple and well balanced with an astute richness, leading into a long lingering finish showing great length.
45% Petit Verdot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc.
216 cases produced.