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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.
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.”
100 Pts, Jeb Dunnuck – 99+ Pts, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Hands down one of the best wines made in the world in the 2018 vintage. This is a little slice of history in a bottle; a time capsule present for yourself – a rare shot at a perfect wine from an iconic producer. But do not wait long – even though we are first in line this year and this will only be offered as a pre-arrival, quantities are extremely limited. Don’t miss your shot at Napa winemaking history!
94 Points, James Suckling
From the outstanding winemaking team of Michel Rolland, Charles Thomas, Andy Erickson and David Jelenik comes the Faust Napa Valley Cabernet. Always one of the best QPR Cabernets Napa has to offer, 2018 saw this bottling receive its highest score to date. That could have been one of two things: 1. 2018 was an exceptional vintage in Napa that produced beautiful fresh and lively fruit that is drinking wonderfully in its youth. 2. The 2018 Faust bottling is a racy mix of Coombsville, Oakville and Rutherford Estate fruit (much of it goes into Quintessa). Either way, this is truly one of Napa’s great bargains and a must have at this price.
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 Gravelly Loam cuveé comes from two well-placed sources on the in East Napa Valley with wonderfully porous, gravelly soil — home to some of the greatest Cabs in Napa. Roots dig deep in the poor soil, drawing mineral groundwater for fresh, vibrant grapes. The vineyards’ position on the valley floor guarantees excellent sun exposure providing for superb concentration. The result is knocked-out Cabernet, loaded with juicy black fruit and a finish that lasts a minute. Don’t be afraid to lose a few of these bottles in the cellar. It’s built to last. The price is crazy, get it while it’s here!
93 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Mike Grgich’s 1973 Chateau Montelena was chosen as the best white wine in the world, sending shockwaves throughout the wine community and cementing the U.S. winemaker’s legacy amongst the world’s best. Since then, he’s oft referred to as “The King of Chardonnay”. In 2017, he earned his highest score ever from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate for his Estate Grown Chard with a delicious Chardonnay in his signature style. Opting to forego malolactic fermentation, this wine is extraordinarily crisp and vibrant with notes of Granny Smith Apple, Meyers lemon, melon and a hint of nuttiness. This is another winner from the legend.
If you’re a fan hedonistic Howell Mountain Cabernet, then this should be missed. Packed with immense fruit, this is a Napa Valley powerhouse. Ruby-garnet in color this bold wine presents bright cherry flavors with nuanced undertones of chocolate and clove. Beautiful tannins prop up a sophisticated and persistent finish that just goes on for days.
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.
93 Points, Wine Enthusiast
This is one of those ‘one offs’ at half price that you’ll never see again. If you’re looking for perfectly aged, ready to drink now, big plush Napa Valley Cabernet then today is your lucky day. Pulled from the back of the recently inventoried Summers cellar are the last 20 cases of the 2014 Summers Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s classic Napa Cab with black cherry and cassis flavors a velvety texture and superb tannic structure.
The Mascot is a blend of Harlan, Bond and Promontory barrels, Cabernet Sauvignon from some of the most spectacular vineyards in the Napa Valley. It’s a bit steep, a Saturday nighter for sure. But when you consider Harlan Estate goes for about $1000 a bottle and Bond and Promontory come in around $500, the Mascot almost looks like a Tuesday nighter. Almost..