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94 Points, James Suckling
Grifi is a particular highlight in Avignonesi’s impressive portfolio. It’s a large reason, Antonio Galloni called the winery “one of the most respected names in Tuscany”. The ½ Cabernet, ½ Sangiovese blend is a big boy, especially in the hot and dry 2017 vintage, but it also is very tightly structured with silky Sangiovese tannins and a great acidic backbone from the Cabernet that give it lift and elegance as well as ageability. The Grifi Toscana 2017 perfectly exhibits the true terroir of Tuscany – well deserving of the 94-points James Suckling reigned down on it, as well as his praise, “[The Grifi] really brings you through the glass”.
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.
Drawn from two choice spots in the critically scorching hot 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. Anne Sery can bring value no one else seems to be able to bring.
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.
91 Points, Wine Enthusiast
This one is simply way too stinking good for the price tag. In the 97pt Left Bank vintage in Bordeaux, this Baby Graves stands out as an exceptional value. It shows tremendous energy with bright, ripe fruit right up front along with the backbone to continue to gracefully age if you have a few years of patience. A beautifully well-balanced ready to drink Bordeaux at an unbeatable price.
92 Points (Top 2018 Cru Bourgeois), Vinous – 91 Points, James Suckling
Bordeaux expert Neil Martin at Vinous looked in-depth at the 2018 vintage and offered that it was “a wellspring of wines of exceptional quality and unbeatable prices at decent quantities.”He went on to name some of the Cru Bourgeois from the entire vintage and at the top of his list was the 2018 Chateau Prieure de Beyzac Haut-Medoc. With incredibly gravelly, clay limestone soil, the tiny, swanky producer is able to make some staggering Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Clearly the wine made an enormous impression with Martin, who lobbed a 92-point score on a wine he deemed, “absolutely superb.”
92 Points, James Suckling
Double Canyon continues to prove themselves amongst the best producers in Washington State with their third consecutive vintage of at least a 92 point score for this Cabernet. The 2017 Horse Hills comes roaring right out of the gates with beautiful, clean red fruits. On the attack, the wine offers intricately woven youthful tannins that give the wine a delicious and slightly chewy taste.
98 Points (Cellar Selection), Wine Enthusiast
The world’s most notable critic, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, declared, “Some of the 2018’s are potential career wines and the wines from DuMol are the best I have ever tasted.” Wine Enthusiast clearly agreed. The 2018 DuMol Napa Valley Cabernet that Smith crafted is straight otherworldly. It’s highly perfumed with intense notes of a medley of dark fruits: wild blackberry, plum, huckleberry with a touch of sage & spice. The fresh fruits parade continues on the palate with black cherries and crushed cassis giving way to more complex notes of tobacco and dark chocolate.
92 Points, James Suckling
Don’t let the price tag fool you. Herve Fabre’s Cabernets consistently taste and smell like Napa Cabs of three times the price. The 2019 is bursting with young energy and is an absolute treat. Purple/black in hue. A California like nose filled with ripe black fruits, cassis, cocoa, and a hint of leather on the finish. A product of savvy old-vines, this one is ripe and long. There’s a reason this is a quintessential Nicholas Wines Tuesday nighter. It’s a great wine to enjoy all year long, it’s versatile and it’s Cabernet from a great source at a fantastic 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 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.