Grand Napa 2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

GRAND NAPA 
2015 RESERVE
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
 
Grand Napa’s 2015 Reserve Cabernet is a perfect example of what we strive to offer you with our Saturday emails.  At the $85 retail price, this wine will bring a smile to your face, but at $39.99 it’s an absolute “must have.”  We painstakingly taste (tough job but someone has to do it,) more than 70 wines each week, searching for incredible bottles with even more incredible discounts.  Grand Napa’s 2015 Reserve Cabernet lures you in with a dramatic aromatic performance laced with candied red berries, espresso roast, blackberry, camphor, dark chocolate and dried violets.
 
This silky wine is rich, compact, and created in a style that you’ll love right out of the bottle, yet has the structure to go for more than a decade.  Composed of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petite Verdot and additions of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, this wine cascades across your palate and is wrapped with velvety tannins.  Don’t wait too long to secure a case.
 
GRAND NAPA
2015 RESERVE
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
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Winery Notes: “Black Cherry and cranberry flavors are complimented by caramelized oak and Christmas spices. A bright beam of red plum persists through the finish.
 
Cabernet Sauvignon 82% | Petit Verdot 10% | Cabernet Franc 5% | Merlot 3%

Vin Perdu 2015 Proprietary Red

VIN PERDU
PROPRIETARY RED
2015 NAPA VALLEY
Exceptional quality in the bottle is always paramount, but there’s something extra great about a wine that exceeds expectations in terms of quality and has great packaging to back it up.  Heidi Barrett is not only innovative in her winemaking, but she also has some of the most creative wine labels, and particularly with the 2015 Vin Perdu. The label changes as you view it from different angles making it stand out even more.  The wine is impressively deep and layered in lavish dark berries, sweet oak, minerals and milk chocolate.  It’s already earned 94 points from James Suckling and you might want to grab a case of it before this hologram disappears.
Arising from Amuse Bouche, Au Sommet, La Sirena and Fantesca vineyards, the 2015 is nearly 50% Cabernet Franc blended with Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.  As one of Napa Valley’s most talented winemakers, some of Heidi’s past and present clients includes Amuse Bouche, Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle, Grace Family, Revana, David Arthur and Barbour.  I strongly recommend  a case of this absolutely stunning Heidi Barrett made wine…
VIN PERDU
PROPRIETARY RED
2015 NAPA VALLEY
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“…dense, powerful and beautifully textured in the glass. Dark red cherry, plum, mocha, leather, licorice and sweet spices wrap around the palate. Supple and pliant, the Vin Perdu is super expressive.”

92 Points

I love the tension and chewiness to this young wine with blackberries, licorice and minerals. Full bodied, firm tannins and a fresh finish. So balanced.”

94 Points

 

 
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PARADIGM
2013 OAKVILLE ESTATE
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Your Price: $79.99/btl
Filling the glass with a divine and exotic tapestry, intertwined with intense black cherries, dark chocolate covered blackberries, espresso and classic Oakville minerality.  This absolutely stunning wine made by Heidi Barrett comes from the Oakville AVA of Napa Valley, an area widely considered the epicenter of Grand Cru quality Cabernet Sauvignon.  Paradigm’s Oakville neighbors include icons, Dominus, Harlan Estate, Opus One, To-Kalon and Martha’s Vineyard…
LA SIRENA
PIRATE TREASURED
2014 PROPRIETARY BLEND
Your Price: $64.99/btl
Wine doesn’t always have to be serious to be great… This wine is both fun and great at the same time, and it was authored by the ever Iconic winemaker Heidi Barrett. Heidi’s list of past and present clients includes Amuse Bouche, Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle, Grace Family, Revana, David Arthur and  Barbour. In 2000 Heidi made history at the Napa Valley Wine Auction when a single 6L bottle of ’92 Screaming Eagle sold for a record $500,000.

Parusso 2013 Barolo Bussia Piedmont Italy

PARUSSO
2013 BAROLO BUSSIA
PIEDMONT, ITALY
The meaning behind the name Parusso reflects among other things, generosity, wisdom, and romance.  The 2013 Parusso Barolo Bussia fully embraces each of these concepts and more.  Exceedingly generous in sheer power, flavor intensity and don’t forget the 97 point score…  Wisdom comes from nearly 50 years of winemaking.  Romance, is the moment you taste this wine, it sweeps you off your feet and makes you fall in love with Barolo.  Opening up to dangerously captivating aromas of crushed red berries, intermixed with floral, white truffle, rose and spices. While it’s remarkably deep and long on the palate, it is relatively short in supply… there’s simply not much of this 97 Point Blockbuster Barolo to go around…
Bussia, one of the “cru” vineyard/districts located in the commune of Monforte d’Alba is one of the most desirable growing areas in Barolo and is famous for the dynamic terroir which expresses a penetrating structure and focused concentration of fruit. Parusso perfectly captures the essence of Bussia giving a stern voice to this remarkable region and one that we love following.  I strongly recommend adding a case of this rare and gorgeous Barolo to your cellar.  With 97 Points from James Suckling and 95 from Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate it would be wise to place your order right away.
PARUSSO
2013 BAROLO BUSSIA
PIEDMONT, ITALY
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95 POINTS

 
97 POINTS
“…my favorite wine among Marco Parusso’s new releases. This wine shows an extraordinary level of richness and softness that speaks to the unique winemaking style proposed by this innovative producer…. This Barolo is articulate and profoundly expressive.”

95 Points

This is one of the greatest wines I have ever had from here. So much ripe cherry, raspberry and floral character. Medium body, super-refined tannins and a long and flavorful finish. So much going on here...”

97 Points

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LA RASINA
2012 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
Retails at:  $55/btl
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From James Suckling, “A wonderfully precise and clear red with cherry, plum and floral character. Hints of lemons. Full body and firm and velvety tannins. Long and tannic. Yet this still shows polish. Better in 2020.”
 96 Points
BIBI GRAETZ
2013 TESTAMATTA
TOSCANA, IGT
Retails at: $125.00/btl
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From James Suckling, “Very aromatic and exciting with citrus rind, plums, cedar and rose petals. Full body, fine and silky tannins and a long and beautiful finish. Love the persistence and intensity. Salty undertone at the end…
 97 Points

Hendry 2014 Zinfandel Block 20 Napa Valley

HENDRY
2014 ZINFANDEL
BLOCK 28, NAPA VALLEY
 
We taste many different Zinfandels during our weekly tastings, and most of them have origins right in our own backyard… Dry Creek Valley, Russian River or Napa, but we’ve had some from as far away as Croatia.  Few Zinfandels strike me the way that Hendry’s 2014 Block 28 Zinfandel did.  Remarkably penetrating and perfectly balanced, giving way to waves of briary cherry and raspberry fruit, intermixed with holiday spices, cracked black pepper and violets.  The previous vintage was named one of the Year’s Best Zins by Wine & Spirits, and the vintage before that was honored as one of the top 100 wines of the year by the same publication.  I think the 2014 is even better, so don’t wait too long to secure a case.
 
Nestled at the base of Mount Veeder, the Hendry’s have been farming the same vineyard in Napa Valley since the 1930’s… The lessons learned after more than 75 harvests are almost palpable in this extraordinary Zinfandel.  Kept for 15 months in oak barrels, the 2014 is wonderfully long and vibrant, without being the least bit overripe, heavy or jammy. This awesome Zin would be a remarkable compliment to food or delightfully pleasing on it’s own.
 
HENDRY
2014 ZINFANDEL
BLOCK 28, NAPA VALLEY
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From Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, “As for the 2014 Zinfandel Block 28, this is a briary, berry-scented and flavored Zinfandel that spent 15 months in French oak. There is a touch of new oak in the background, the wine shows minerality and earthy, spicy strawberry and black cherry fruit.” 90 Points

 

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GAMBA
2015 ZINFANDEL
STARR ROAD RANCH
Retails at:  $49.00/btl
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Fashioned from an organically farmed vineyard planted in 1920, the ancient vines have relied on winter rains as their sole source of irrigation for over 95 years.  Yielding just 1.5 tons per acre of strikingly intense, concentrated, pristinely focused fruit, the 2015 exhibits all the qualities that I look for in Old Vine Zinfandel.
CARLISLE
2015 ZINFANDEL
PAPERA RANCH
Your Price: $47.99/btl
From Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, “A killer effort… from a vineyard planted in 1934…  Moreover, he clearly gives the fruit plenty of attention so that it can strut its ripeness and full-bodied character, given the fact that he rarely uses more than 20-25% new French oak, and of course, the wines are bottled with no clarification by fining or filtering. This should drink well for up to a decade or more.”
92-94 Points

Le Pich 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

LE PICH
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2015 NAPA VALLEY
 
It feels good to be on the leading edge of a fledgling brand that’s soared into something as special as Le Pich and Purlieu.  We first introduced their inaugural 2009 vintage back in 2012 and we never stopped singing their praises.  As the second label for Purlieu, a rising cult producer whose Cabernets range $95-$200/btl, Le Pich delivers a amazingly high level of quality, without the lofty price tag that often comes with it.  This phenomenal Napa Cab is made by Julien Fayard, who learned his craft at Chateau Lafite Rothschild.  Julien then gained valuable, first-hand experience as Director of Winemaking for Philippe Melka at elite Napa Valley producers like Lail, Gemstone, Hundred Acre, Vineyard 29, and Mastery…
 
Kicking things up a notch or two in terms of quality, the 2015 Le Pich is gorgeously concentrated, dramatic and wonderfully expressive.  Drawing from several celebrated regions throughout Napa Valley, each vineyard and unique micro-climate elevates the final complex blend.  The net result is that Le Pich is one of our best selling brands of all times, for good reason.  I strongly recommend a case… you can thank me later.
 
LE PICH
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2015 NAPA VALLEY
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From Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate:
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Le Pich has expressive black and red currants notes with kirsch, spice box, earth and unsmoked tobacco notions. Medium-bodied, soft, supple, open and singing, the palate provides plenty of juicy fruit and a satisfying finish.
92 Points

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POST PARADE
2014 STRETCH DRIVE
CABERNET SAUVIGNON 
Retails at:  $65.00/btl
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Stretching the boundaries in just the third vintage, you’ll find this rising-star wine company and soon to be cult-classic producer in the winner’s circle after every race.  The Post Parade wines have gotten more profound with each vintage.  A pacesetter in the under seventy price bracket, Stretch Drive is the second wine produced at Post Parade, and oo
zes with provocative dark berries laced with crushed rock, cocoa and baking spices.  It’s made by Thomas Rivers Brown, whom you may recognize from Schrader, Revana, GTS, Maybach, Gemstone and Outpost…


AMAPOLA CREEK
2014 CABERNET SAUVIGNON
ESTATE, SONOMA VALLEY
Retails at:  $90.00/btl
 
From Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, “…Containing 7% Petit Verdot, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyard has a deep garnet-purple color and youthfully reticent nose, offering glimpses at blackberry and black plum notes over pencil shavings, garrigue, lavender and Mediterranean herbs. Full-bodied and packed with black fruits and earthy flavors, it is built like a brick house with a solid frame of firm, ripe tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long.” 
 
 
 93-95 Points

Mi Sueno 2013 Pinot Noir Los Carneros

MI SUENO
2013 PINOT NOIR
LOS CARNEROS
 
With an undeviating style that delights those lucky enough taste it, Mi Sueno’s Los Carneros Pinot is reliably long, round and deeply compelling.  After all, it was composed by Rolando Herrera, who gained valuable first-hand experience as Director of Winemaking for legendary winemaker Paul Hobbs.  He began his career in the 1980’s under the guidance of Warren Winiarski at Stag’s Leap Winery.  Now with more than 30 harvests under his belt, Rolando has applied all of the knowledge gained through the trials and tribulations during his impressive winemaking career and poured it into Mi Sueño, crafting a one of a kind, deeply captivating Carneros Pinot Noir.
 
Arising from the Tierra Blanca Vineyard located in the esteemed Carneros Appellation, this divine and wonderfully complete Pinot Noir spent 10 months in oak barrels before bottling.  Blossoming for over 3 years in the bottle, layers of fruit emerge in a tapestry woven with dried cherries, black tea, subtle sassafras and delicate floral notes.  If enjoying a high-level California Pinot Noir, without the premium price tag that normally comes with one sounds good to you, you’ll want to grab a case while supplies last.  If you choose to order on our website, you will need code sueno30 to unlock this dream discount.
 
MI SUENO
2013 PINOT NOIR
LOS CARNEROS
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Winery Notes: “Our Los Carneros Pinot Noir opens with inviting aromas of cherry, vanilla, tobacco, red guava, and pomegranate. Dark fruit  flavors of raspberry, cranberry, blackcurrant, and more cherry are joined by hints of pepper, spice and wet earth on the palate. Well-rounded, with great structure and balance of acidity and fruit, this is an elegant wine which can be enjoyed now and for years to come.”
 

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Humanitas 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

 

HUMANITAS
2012 CABERNET SAUVIGNON
REID VINEYARD, NAPA VALLEY
 
When we selected the Humanitas Signum as our number one wine in 2017, it sold out before noon… While this surprised some, it didn’t surprise me, because it’s difficult to come up with enough gushing superlatives that accurately describe how I feel about all the Humanitas wines.  While Signum was $100 Cab blend that we sold for $55, at under $40, the 2012 Reid Vineyard Cab is a wine that is a little easier to swallow… Pun intended.  Stunningly concentrated and dangerously hedonistic, the 2012 Reid Vineyard Cab is bursting with authoritative and alluring flavors of sensual dark fruits, chocolate espresso, scorched earth and pipe tobacco.
 
Expertly composed by winemaker Rob Lloyd, former winemaker at Rombauer, this 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon originates from a single vineyard on the North Eastern edge of St Helena.  A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, enhanced with Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and Merlot, the 2012 spent 22 months in oak and like many 2012 Napa Valley Cabs, this wine is really showing great now and should continue to evolve for another 5-7 years.
 
HUMANITAS
2012 CABERNET SAUVIGNON
REID VINEYARD, NAPA VALLEY
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Tasting Notes: “The aromatic bouquet blooms with red and black fruits, pipe tobacco, dark chocolate and hints of sun-baked earth. In the glass it is black as a starless night, ringed with rich, hedonistic blackberry, cassis, red berries and cocoa powder.  Though dense, this wine is nimble but with deep, dark black currant, mixed black berries, bing cherry and a touch of sweet vanilla that surrounds your palate in pure joy.  This is another sensational effort from a producer that is quickly becoming one of my favorites.”