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Drawn from two choice spots in the Columbia Valley where Washington’s high desert land meets the Columbia River – the 2018 Cascade Heights is a juicy, inky purple, full-bodied Cabernet. Despite the bright tannins that argue for a successful drinking window of over 10+ years, this big, juicy cab is drinking excellent right now. The ‘X’ factor though is the price. At just $15/btl on bottle 1, this is unrivaled value territory.
91+ Pts, Parker’s Wine Advocate – 91 Pts, Stephen Tanzer (Vinous)
This is arid, high altitude Cabernet (think Howell Mtn.) from vineyards at over 3,000 ft in elevations. It’s bright, bright Cabernet with zip and zest – due to its perfect acidity – which makes this an over-the-top food friendly wine. However, don’t let how easy it is to drink full you, there are so many interesting notes of leather, spice, tobacco, …. And as Mr. Tanzer points out it “This serious Cabernet finishes with excellent length.
Chad’s new 2018 Walla Walla Cabernet is an anomaly. Cut off one of the hottest AVAs in the world right now, the Cuvée is sourced from the basalt-cobblestone gravelly soils of Walla Walla. With a dark-purple color all the way to its rim, the wine is aromatically complex, with classic Crème de cassis mingled with violets and savory spice. On the palate, it’s classic, medium to full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with notes dark currants, sweet tobacco and impeccable balance. The finish is long and silky with no hard edges and fine tannins.
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!
95 Points (Gold Medal), 2020 Decanter Wine World Awards
Well… I guess the cat is out of the bag on this one. Couldn’t keep it from Asimov at the New York Times or Decanter. Don’t let the price tag fool you. The 2019 Fabre-Montmayou Cabernet Franc is a gorgeous & serious wine that should be enjoyed like a Saturday nighter. Dark color and full throttle as you might expect out of the gate, giving way to pure fruit and a touch of that Cheval Blanc type jalapeno flavor that so intrigues lovers of world class Cab Franc.
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 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!
Last year’s wine was our 96pt Super Tuscan of the Year. This year? Oh boy. It’s hard to believe but the 2019 Grattamacco is even better than last year’s. It’s always a powerhouse with a youthful charm you can enjoy now but with the structure to age for a very long time. But, the 2019 takes it up a notch as the vines struggled, pulling water from deep within the earth and adding yet another level of complexity. When this one gets scored, it’ll be game over.
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.
Brit Nichols’ newest release is a knockout Cabernet. Her debut Knights Valley Cabernet is a return to her own roots. Her Origins cuvee is a shimmering, black-purple hue all the way to its rim, with lifted aromas of cassis, cocoa and cedar. The wine is jammy, with incredible concentration, finishing fresh and long, another signature of precious Knights Valley Cab. This is a fantastic Cabernet deal.