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Relic Artefact Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Product #29025 (In Stock)
Relic Artefact Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Relic Artefact Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Mike Hirby picked a great time to gain access to Cabernet Sauvignon from one of Napa’s most exciting sites – the Kenefick Ranch in Calistoga.  A great Calistoga site like this - across the road from Frediani and Araujo’s world-famous Eisele Vineyard – was the key to making good wine. Blending in juice from Oakville and adding dashes of Merlot and Cabernet Franc for plushness and aroma allowed Mike to make one of the very best 2011 Napa Cabernets we’ve tasted at any price point.

It takes a little time in the glass or a vigorous swirl to coax the aromas out of this very young Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, but then you'll be rewarded with very pure, deep, scents of red currant, black cherry, coffee, dark chocolate, spicebox and crushed herb. It's a big wine in the mouth, with rich, powerful, Napa Cab flavors of currant, blackberry, mocha, vanilla, spice, cedar, violet and more.  The powerful flavors and rich texture are nicely balanced by fine-grained tannins and juicy acids, making this an outstanding match for grilled or roasted meat today and an even better candidate for improvement in cellar over the next decade plus. This is a very winning bottle of Cabernet that frankly outperforms most of the $100+ 2011s we've tasted to date. An exciting, delicious, and deeply satisfying bottle of Napa Cab.

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Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2013 Product #29777 (In Stock)
Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2013 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2013

The 41st edition of this benchmark Napa Cabernet Sauvignon comes from vineyards in 8 of Napa’s 16 sub-appellations, with about 75% of the fruit coming from the Valley floor and 25% from hillside sites.  It’s ripe, and rich, and bursting with blackcurrant, dark cherry, spice, and milk chocolate aromas and flavors with a nice lift of crushed violets on the nose and palate.  Although it’s technically bigger than the 2012 – about 0.5% more alcohol here – the texture feels more elegant and pure, with the ripe fruit a bit more fresh and acids just a touch more crisp.  The finish is long and generous with fruit, chocolate, spice, licorice and violet notes lingering nicely over sweet, smooth as silk, tannins.

Robert Parker rated the 2012 Caymus Cabernet – the winery’s 40th vintage – at 96 points for its powerhouse structure and exuberant, even flamboyant, personality and balance of lavish oak and massive fruit.  The 2013 is just as silky smooth as the 2012 and pumps out just as much flavor, but has more detailed flavors and a longer finish.  Personally, I like the 2013 more than the 2012 and I’m sure many critics will agree with me.  I suspect others – probably including Parker – will give the nod to 2012.  No wrong answers here, just personal preference.  If you like Caymus, you’ll love the 2013!

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Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Product #29651 (In Stock)
Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

"A classic, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon offers plenty of crème de cassis and spring flower characteristics as well as beautiful density, sweet tannin and good underlying structure as well as definition. Aged 18 months in French oak, it is a beautiful example of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that can be drunk young, but will be even better in 3-4 years. It should age effortlessly for 12-15 years."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Shafer Cabernet One Point Five 2012 Product #29686 (In Stock)
Shafer Cabernet One Point Five 2012 Shafer Cabernet One Point Five 2012

A great vintage for this Napa classic.  Limited, thought.

"Dark plum, mocha, red cherry, spice and tobacco are some of the many notes that blossom in the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five. The 2012 is a classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon built on voluptuous fruit, power and pure resonance."  Vinous 93 points

"The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon One Pint Five is a big-time winner, a blend of almost all Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Malbec and Petit Verdot. The wine has an opaque bluish/purple color, almost indigo, and is full-bodied with dense chocolaty crème de cassis notes, licorice and a touch of minerality. The wine has well-integrated wood, is full and seems balanced and rich enough to age for two decades or more."Wine Advocate 94 points

"Crushed blackberries compete with a hearty bouquet of violet in this gigantically powerful and structured wine. Soft and leathery, it features spikes of black pepper, vanilla and pungent black earth amid a dense, concentrated finesse of tannin and oak, with a lengthy finish awaiting. This is power at its best, a reflection of an idyllic vintage in the hands of a skilled producer."Wine Enthusiast 94 points

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