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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.
93 Points, James Suckling
The second year of Volpaia’s 100% Cabernet ‘Prelius’ is already outshining and outpointing its debut bottling. Made from organically grown grapes, this one is super energetic yet elegant with refined tannins and a lingering finish. Meant to be enjoyed in its youth, you could also make an argument that this wine will continue to shine for upwards of a decade. It’s a full-bodied Super-Tuscan and for a wine with a very modest price tag, there are plenty of intricacies and layers to peel back here.
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.
The 2019 North Coast vintage in Napa and Sonoma for Cabernet Sauvignon is outrageously good. The big three wine critics have already come in calling it one of the best of the last few decades. Of course, Chad Alexander finds himself in the right place at the right time. If there’s someone who can churn out full-bodied, well-structured Cabernet Sauvignon that can compete with the big boys at a fraction of the price, it’s Chad. Cherry cola, blackberries, fig jam and a hint of sage on the palate with plenty of depth and complexity. This has a solid, juicy core and a smooth, lingering finish. This baby should drink well for two decades at least.
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.”
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.
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.
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!
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.”