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The 2018 Titus Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is plush and vibrant – with aromas of black cherry, pomegranate, and fig. Cherry, purple berries, and gentle spice give way to plum and light oak with a tight finish that seemingly never ends. It’s drinking phenomenally now, but will continue to improve for another decade.
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.
96 Points, Wine Spectator
Can I say for certain this baby is going to wind up on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list this year? Not for certain, I suppose but it definitely follows their formula. This is a lights out new Super Tuscan release from a back vintage that Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate praised for showing the, “exuberance, softness and richness of the vintage”. I’m not at all surprised to see Wine Spectator shower it with a big 96-point score, it is an elite 2015 bottling. A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot — this is a knockout SuperTuscan, that you’ll want to snag a few of the 42 bottles total I have.
It’s always nice to be in good standing with one of the most beloved wine brands in America! Our special relationship with the Wagner has granted us a first dibs offer on the brand new release! 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, full-bodied, revved up and ready to go, this new Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet is the definition of a crowd pleaser.
2x Wine Spectator Wine of the Year Winner
Year in, year out the Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon from Caymus is one of the very best Cabernets produced in Napa Valley and everywhere else. There just never seems to be any bad vintages. Every year, Caymus sets aside the best barrels of our Cabernet Sauvignon to produce their ‘Special Selection’. It’s so incredibly smooth with fine, velvety tannins and no hard edges. It’s one of those wines that’s “good to go” almost immediately, but can also be aged up to two decades and enjoyed along the wine. It’s a sophisticated beauty, for sure.
Chad’s newest Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from the ultra-juicy 2019 vintage is immaculate at this price. It bursts out of the bottle with a shimmering violet color and hedonistic, complex fruit and inviting aromas of blackberries, sage and blueberry pie. It’s deeply concentrated yet high-toned, one of the signature touches in what is sure to be a classic vintage. Chad continues to amaze, this time taking Napa Valley’s Mountain fruit, and painting a Mona Lisa with it.
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 their flagship Cabernet. The 2017 Horse Heaven Hills Cab 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. It’s a crowd pleaser – one of Nicholas Wines’ all-time customer favorites.
Soon to be Rated
With Herve and Fabre Montmayou wracking up NYT features, huge scores, gold medals and lifetime achievement awards, I’m left with one choice: get in now or be left in the cold. Waiting for the scores to roll in is a luxury that we know longer have with Fabre Montmayou. Good for the winery, but not so good for us. Rest assured though, the 2020 Cabernet Franc Herve sent me is fantastic, and will surely be minted with the same kind of high-flying praise as the vintage before it. But by that time, you’ll only have a bottle or two left in the cellar.
95 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, the 2019 received this wines’ highest score to date. That could have been one of two things: 1. 2019 was an exceptional vintage in Napa that produced beautiful fresh and lively fruit that is drinking wonderfully in its youth. 2. The 2019 Faust bottling is a racy mix of Coombsville fruit from Atlas Peak that absolutely roars out of the bottle. 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 2019 Fiancetto Howell Mt. Cabernet is restrained at first, needing air to develop its full signature of cedar laced cassis nose and mid palate of chocolate-covered cherries and savory spices. Full and plush it finishes long and fresh. This is a serious Cabernet for serious Cabernet fans. The price is crazy for Howell Mountain Cabernet at just $54 per bottle but that’s what Ry Richards and Fiancetto is all about.