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Austin Hope hasn’t just been Paso Robles’ hottest commodity, but arguably one of the country’s brightest rising stars with his Top 10 debut in last year’s Wine Enthusiast’s annual “Top 100 Wines of the Year” list. But as Paso prices start to catch up to their Napa Valley foes, Hope’s greatest trick with his ‘Quest’ bottling is how he manages to pack so much punch in a bottle that can be had today for less than $25/bottle.
If you haven’t yet had any of the wines from Castello di Volpaia, now is the perfect time to change that. This one, their most affordable in the crowd, is their bid for Nicholas the ultimate Super Tuscan Bargain of the Year. A predominantly Sangiovese blend that also features Cabernet, the “Citto” is made in 100% stainless steal vats to properly showcase the intense and vibrant youthful fruit. The perfect compliment to pizza, this is one to drink now while it’s fresh, silky and oh so juicy.
92 Points, James Suckling
This Cabernet dominant blend, cut off of mediterranean quartz soils, provides a wonderful dark fruited, chocolatey mix that Wine Spectator’s former Italian Editor-in-Chief, James Suckling called “serious richness”. It’s a crazy food friendly wine, but I wouldn’t waste my time pairing this with a salad, this has pizza wine written all over it. At today’s price, it shouldn’t need convincing, just some space cleared in the wine fridge.
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.
92 Points (Best Buy) Wine & Spirits Magazine
92 Points, Decanter
As much as customer’s raved about last year’s Double Canyon, the 2016 blows it away. The 2016 Horse Hills comes roaring right out of the gates. On the attack, the wine offers intricately woven youthful tannins that give the wine a delicious and slightly chewy taste with beautiful bright red fruit. A ‘Best Buy’ designate from Wine & Spirits Magazine and a matching score courtesy of Decanter who called out the wine’s “wonderful, bright cassis fruit” and “velvety, soft tannins”.
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.
95 Points (#74 Top Cellar Selection 2020), Wine Enthusiast
The 2017 Far Niente Bella Union Napa Valley Cab combines luscious estate Cabernet with a sprinkling of Bordeaux varieties from select vineyards nearby. The result is a luscious wine featuring aromas of dark cherry, anise, and spice with big, lip-smacking dark fruit. Both fresh and primary, but with nice tannins that will allow for years of aging. Though still a little underground, it’s impossible to think things will stay that way. The wine already has a 95 point score and made Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2020 list.
From the same vineyard sources, winemaking facilities and winemakers of the famed Napa winery, the Post & Beam is a Cabernet Sauvignon that’s made to drink in its youth. Boisterous notes of juicy plum, dark cherry and blackberry fruit. A great nose of leather, cedar and sage aromas with a backbone that keeps the wine lifted and bright. With silky smooth tannins and impressive dark fruit, this an ideal Napa Valley Cabernet, especially for the 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.
A Restaurant Nicholas customer favorite! Seamlessly woven in black cherry and cocoa, Frank Family Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 is sumptuous and seductive in structure and complexity. The palate offers flavors of hazelnut, baked plum, and cloves while brilliant acidity on the finish balances the concentration of flavors and tannins.
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.