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The Carneros Reserve bottling cherry picks the family’s favorite lots to blend into a harmonious explosion – nearing a sensory overload. The nose is like sticking your face in a freshly baked peach/apple cobbler pie. Equally assertive flavors of melon, apples, and pears swim around the palate. Everything you expect from a classic Cakebread.
This year, the Eastside Cuvee hails from a primo vineyard just off the Silverado Trail– perfectly positioned next to neighbors Caymus and Frog’s Leap and just down the road, Quintessa. Amongst the elite, Carl Roy’s team locked into some incredible fruit, with gorgeous blackberry jammy opulence, firm grippy tannins and that signature Rutherford earthiness to the finish that many try to emulate but can only be produced off the special soil from which this beauty was created.
It’s good to be in good standing with one of the most beloved wine brands in America! Our relationship with the Wagner family has given us seconds while many others still way for firsts. These won’t last long! This is an opulent, powerful dark-fruited Cabernet with tightly woven tannins, that is just raring and ready to go. Textbook Caymus in a great year in Napa. This might be their best rendition in a decade.
93+ Pts, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 93 Pts, James Suckling
This bottle embodies everything you’ve grown to love about mountain Cabernet – bold flavor, thought-provoking aromatics and a finish that goes on for days. Dark purple in the glass with notes of plums, currants and black cherries – and a touch of dark chocolate. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate perfectly captured the drinking window: “Open for business now, this wine can easily be cellared for 20 years or more.”
In the excellent 2016 vintage in Napa, winemaker Kian Tavakoli (Opus One, Clos du Val) had little work to do. With ideal weather conditions throughout harvest, clusters came in dark and juicy from both the Coombsville and Rutherford Vineyards where this delicious Napa Valley Cab was crafted from. Deep ruby to the rim with excellent concentration, notes of Bing cherries, raspberry pie and hints of vanilla. On the palate, big wonderfully jammy fruit with young but impressive tannins and great length. The finish leaves notes of black cherry, and baked blueberry pie. This is a steal for the price.
The 2016 vintage in Napa was nearly perfect for winemaker Kian Tavakoli (Opus One, Clos du Val). With ideal weather all throughout harvest, he crafted the Faustini Money Road Chardonnay off the famous vineyard located in the coveted Oakville AVA. The picturesque vineyard off Oakville Crossroad is platinum rated, known for its ideal combination of soil & climate and the big A list names that routinely source fruit. Kian’s Money Road Chard is still youthful despite having a few years of age, probably as a result of its 18 months of slumber in 1/4 new Oak.
The 2019 Fiancetto Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon is easily the highest pedigree bottling of Fiancetto to date– the product of a special deal made by an insider with a lot of the right kinds of connections. Opulent and decadent, it’s a sensational full-bodied Cabernet with a beautiful dark purple hue, aromas of violets, cocoa and juicy black fruits. $233/bottle on release for something not too dissimilar to today’s wine. But Ry’s version checks in at a price that reads like a misprint.
94 Points, Wine & Spirits – 93 Points, Wine Enthusiast
The 2015 Oakville Reserve from Groth is an absolute lights out bottle of Napa Valley Cabernet. It’s big but well structured with perfectly integrated tannins. As always with Groth wines, they have the signature Oakville bones and structure to enjoyed for half a century, but if you enjoy drinking Napa Cabs early, then this one is ready for you. Magnums or “party size” bottles of something this rare are hard to get your hands on, even harder to secure for the best price in the country. This is another one of those bottles thats a part of wine history. Napa Collectors won’t want to miss this.
97 Pts, Decanter – 96 Pts, Wine Enthusiast
“Trailside Vineyard has been a Rutherford estate site for Heitz Cellar since 1984, and produces one of the most undersung Cabernets in the Napa Valley. Martha’s Vineyard may garner more attention, but the Trailside bottling is every bit its equal in terms of complexity. Softer and more nuanced than the rustic Martha’s, the nose and texture here are dictionary definitions for Rutherford: dusty, plush and long. The finish is astounding in its power and relative weightlessness. A superb wine!” –Decanter
Steve and Jill Matthiasson are two of the best farmers in Napa Valley though they are as humble and down to Earth as they come. Steve has been nominated six times for the James Beard award for outstanding wine, an amazing feat given he barters his expertise in vineyard management in exchange for grape contracts each year that he uses for his wine. He even committed to donating the proceeds from this year’s Village Cabernet to Covid-19 restaurant relief funds. The wine itself is outstanding. Wonderful, youthful, intricate Cabernet that NYT’s Eric Asimov famously called, “As fresh, lively and alive as the best produce from a farmers’ market.”
94 Points, James Suckling – 92 Points, Vinous
By now, I’m sure you heard of the difficulties in the 2017 vintage, but you also know by now that the best of the best winemakers never miss– not even in the toughest of vintages. Antonio Galloni and Vinous agreed, calling the wine “gorgeous” and “racy” and declaring that the wine, “captures all the best the vintage has to offer within its peer group”. That’s for sure. It’s incredibly lively and fresh with a solid, firm tannins and a medium to full-bodied weight. This has Paul Hobbs’ mastery written all over it.
With seemingly infinite access to some of the absolute very best vineyards in the most choice AVAs in the valley, the Wagner’s set out to make Quilt– a Cabernet blend from a patchwork of the top sites in Napa (Oakville, St Helena, Atlas Peak, Coombsville, Calistoga, and Howell Mountain.) The 2018 is deeply concentrated, rich and a truly show stopping Cabernet. It’s a dark, hedonistic blend that combines elegance with power and pairs the two together effortlessly.