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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. Wine Spectator called this one a “rich and showy style”.
Chad called me just a stone’s throw from Shafer with news that for the first time ever – he had finally hit pay-dirt in Stag’s Leap, with a single-vineyard Reserve Cabernet. I didn’t believe him. But, the wine is made from a vineyard more than hundred years old and a part of dozens of historic Stag’s Leap Cabernets, so in fact, Chad really did hit paydirt in Stag’s Leap in 2019. Packed with fruit – cranberry waves atop blackberry all balanced along a tightrope of acidity and a huge aging potential, this wine clearly belongs among the top wines of the Valley.
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.
From two New Jersey natives comes something special from Napa Valley. First the Faustini’s bought grapes from the historic Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard for their first test batch. Next they brought in Opus One & Clos du Val alum Kian Tavakoli to head up the winemaking. Throw in an outrageously good 2016 vintage in Napa and what you have is the recipe for a knockout wine that is starting to come into its own and will be great for the next 10-20 years!
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.
This is a few step ups from the Restaurant Nicholas customer favorite Napa Valley bottling! It comes exclusively from the Rutherford vineyard and is a seamlessly woven monster that peals back layer by layer. This big hitter is seductive both in structure and complexity. The palate offers flavors of hazelnut, blueberry pie, blackberries while brilliant acidity on the finish balances the concentration of flavors and tannins. It’s a sneaky good Cabernet at a great price!
95 Points, James Suckling
The legend of Burgundy & President of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Conti, Aubert de Villaine partners with his cousin, Larry Hyde “The King of Carneros“. Both are masters of the Burgundian varieties with a literal trail of 90+ scores in their wake and countless appearances on top 100 lists. But together – they’re even more unstoppable. Hyde Vineyard may be the best vineyard in the US for high-end Chardonnay. Every year a few wines with the ‘Hyde Vineyard’ tag are designated in Top 10 lists across every publication. The ‘Debut’ Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay is a treat. Asian pear, Candied apple, and lemon pudding that finishes with a drop of citrus and white peach. It’s beautifully built, refreshing and vibrant.
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.
93 Points, Wine Spectator
The core of 2018 Salvestrin Napa Valley Cabernet (a little over 60%) comes direct from the Dr. Crane vineyard and its unmistakable traits are on full display. It’s a beautiful, very concentrated and full-bodied Cabernet, bursting with flavors of blueberry, raspberry and blackberries. It has the textbook Dr. Crane Vineyard opulence and richness that is backed by a solid tannin backbone, making it an especially age-worthy Cabernet and easily worth the three digit price tag it should command.
The newly released 2019 Sueno Profundo is already drinking incredibly but is clearly just getting started. It’s jet-black to the rim with dense, layered purple and black fruits, creme de casis and a bit of coffee and cocoa on the finish. It shows great depth and boasts a mouth watering finish. What is special to me is that it’s deeply concentrated yet high toned. The 2019 vintage of Sueno Profundo has all the makings of Ry’s best one yet.