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Mark Herold FLUX Proprietary Red California 2014

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Herold, our favorite science teacher gone wine guru, mastered the complexities of Cabernet Sauvignon and has long since moved on--and the results shocked us and the rest of Napa.

Flux is his labels “pin-up” girl of a wine--sexy, plush, and round in all the right places. A tribute to the Rhone, it combines fruity, sassy Grenache with brooding Syrah and floral Mourvedre in a blend we can’t put down. Strawberry, raspberry, white pepper, and cardamom come together in this house red where tannins play the baseline. There aren’t any big lots in Herold’s winery, so get this before it’s gone!

About the wine

Mad scientist Mark Herold didn’t set out to be a cult winemaker nor a Robert Parker darling, but after just a few years in the wine business he’s become both and then some.

After a single harvest, Herold abandoned his career as a science teacher and dove headfirst into winemaking. After taking over the cult Cabernet world at Merus, he started a new label and began focusing on blends and the unseen blending grapes of Napa Valley. Now, those underdogs shine in his namesake blends, and prove Cab isn’t the only grape to rack up 98+ point scores.

An homage to Rhone grapes that thrive under the California sun, Flux is an intense red that’s at once both robust and supple. Ample fruit leads the way on the palate, and a spicy, tannic backbone supports this full-bodied beauty. All too easy to drink now, this Napa red will easily improve over the next ten years...if its wild berry aromatics don’t seduce you sooner.

WinemakerMark Herold
- 97 pts, Laura Burgess, WSET Advanced
- 4.1/5.0 Vivino Users
Grapes: Proprietary Red Blend
Cooperage: 11 months in 100% French Oak


4.1 Vivino Users

"A fantastic American Rhone blend, this is the wine to keep you warm during winter. Black cherry and that wonderful earthiness. Truly a great wine." Eric

"Nothing like a Mark Herold Blend! Silky smooth with ripe rich berries..." -  James H.

"I actually had to stop and look at the glass...loved the Surprise!" - Matthew

97 pts, Laura Burgess, WSET Advanced

"Gorgeous ruby in color, winemaker Mark Herold’s latest take on California is a mesmerizing value that over-delivers on the flavor front.  Wild berry, plum, and vanilla dominate the nose and the dark fruit trend continues on the palate with blackberry and fig chiming in. Full-bodied with big tannins and a spice-driven finish, this red is ready to throw down, California style."

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Mark Herold is ‘Hands Down’ Napa Valley’s Most Electrifying Winemaker! FLUX Takes Artistry to A New Level!
Colossal Wine from Napa’s Most Electrifying Winemaker!
A Robert Parker Favorite
Last month we offered the Monumental Collide from 98pt Mark Herold. It blew the doors off! 450cs evaporated in a single day...he wants to do it again. Napa’s most electrifying winemaker has one more trick up his sleeve. Don’t hesitate...
Laura Burgess, WSET Advanced=97 / 100
Vivino Users, (4.1)
"Truly a great wine!”=4.1/5
2018-11-3 23:59:00
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