- Relic Artefact Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Product #26633 (In Stock)
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Artefact remains Relic’s most powerful, muscular, wine but the 2009 edition gets a tad more elegant and aromatic than the blockbuster 2008. Some of that is due to a change in blend. As always, this is mainly Cabernet Sauvignon from a stunning site just above Harlan Estate. But, the Syrah in the 2008 blend has been replaced by nearly 20% Cabernet Franc from the gravelly Jim and Jeanne Frediani Vineyard. Even better purity than last vintage, but still a big wine that needs decanting and a steak today or – better yet – 2 years rest in your cellar.
“A dense, gutsy effort, rich and extracted, with dark berry, spice, mineral and cedar. Offers chewy tannins but also purity and a measure of finesse that will reward short-to medium range cellaring. Best from 2014 through 2026. 425 cases made.”Wine Spectator 93 points
- Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Product #27324 (In Stock)
As always, delicious right now and sure to improve over the next few years.
Wine & Spirits 90 points
"Although tasty, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa is slightly less intense and powerful compared to the 2010. It reveals supple tannins, abundant black fruit and spice notes, and an easy-drinking yet seriously endowed, medium to full-bodied personality. Drink it over the next decade.
Though the Wagner family is not quite the pioneer that Louis Martini, Charles Krug, Beaulieu Private Reserve, Ridge Vineyards and a few others are, they have long farmed and made the wines at Caymus Vineyards."Wine Advocate 90 points
- Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2011 1.5l Product #27367 (In Stock)
Michael Honig, his family, and long-time winemaker Kristin Belair turn out some of the best, most consistent, Napa Valley Cabernet year after year. The care taken in sustainable farming and hands-on winemaking shows in this rich, spicy, Cabernet with plenty of dark berry, spice and cedar notes. Accents of anise, licorice and dark chocolate add even more complexity. A fine wine and fine value.