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Zeitgeist Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012 Product #29711 (In Stock)
Zeitgeist Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012 Zeitgeist Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012

The first time I tasted Zeitgeist Cabernet (the 2011 we offered last year), I noticed clear lines of connection to Aurajo’s Altegracia Cabernet from Calistoga and Spottswoode’s Cabernet from St. Helena.  And, since co-winemaker Jennifer Williams worked harvest at Aurajo and was head winemaker at Spottswoode from 2006-2011, I suppose that’s not surprising.  What is surprising is that you can cellar and drink a bottle of Napa Cabernet with this much lush fruit and suave, sophisticated, texture for under $75 compared to the $100-$200 those other wines command! Just 400 cases made.

"This is very intense and beautiful with spice, nutmeg and berry character. Full body, firm tannins and flavorful finish."  James Suckling 92 points

"Zeitgeist Cellars’ 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa comes from four sources, ranging from the northern St. Helena AVA to Coombsville and Yountville. There are 401 cases of this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. An elegant Napa Cab befitting its southern sources of fruit, it offers an almost Margaux-like floral fragrance, an interesting mix of red and black fruits, medium to full body, sweet tannin, and relatively low acidity. The wine is lush, heady and best drunk over the next 10-15 years."Wine Advocate 91 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $79.99/ea
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Relic Artefact Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Product #28442 (In Stock)
Relic Artefact Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Relic Artefact Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

The last wine Mike Hirby releases from each vintage, and the most impressive Artefact Cabernet to date.  The wine’s backbone is fruit from the tiny (3 acre) Corona Vineyard in the hills just west of Oakville.  Mike describes the site as “a moonscape, with tiny shale pebbles going who-knows how deep.”  The poor soils and small berries here give a wine of fantastic intensity and power.  You’ll find deep aromas of crushed blackberry, black currant, dark chocolate, and sweet spices and flavors to match.  There’s plenty of structure to support the lush fruit, and while you probably should hold this for 3-5 years, it’s hard to resist right now with a rare steak!

“78% cabernet sauvignon, 14% cabernet franc and 8% malbec): Aromas of cassis, briary blackberry and bitter chocolate, lifted by a violet topnote. Large-scaled, chewy, mountain-style wine (it's from the Corona vineyard at the top of the Oakville Grade), with a medicinal quality to its flavors of black cherry, blackberry and licorice. This youthfully musclebound cabernet finishes with substantial tannins and very good energy. Serve it with a rare steak now or, better yet, hold it for five years for more complexity. These small, thick-skinned berries ripen late, notes winemaker Mike Hirby.”International Wine Cellar 92(+?) points

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Shafer Cabernet One Pt Five 2013 Product #30580 (In Stock)
Shafer Cabernet One Pt Five 2013 Shafer Cabernet One Pt Five 2013

Another great release of this Napa Cabernet classic.

"Aromas of blackberry, blueberry, and cracked pepper. Some dried flowers. Full-bodied, firm and very structured with chewy yet polished tannins and a long, long finish. Vivd and gorgeous. Lots of lemon rind. Beautiful now. Built for aging. Better in 2020." James Suckling 95 points

"The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five has a dense ruby/purple color and is a blend of 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot aged 20 months in 100% new French oak. This is always a beautifully elegant wine from Shafer, and the 2013 is no exception. Blueberry, black raspberry and blackcurrant fruit, along with crushed rock and spring flowers are present in this medium-bodied, stylish and elegant wine. Tannins are soft, the wine pure and ideal for drinking now and over the next 12-15 years."Wine Advocate 94 points

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Corison Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Product #30796 (In Stock)
Corison Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Give this 3-4 years and then watch out!

"A deep, inky wine, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is endowed with serious depth. Here the flavors are unusually dark and intense, with plenty of blue and black stone fruits. Graphite, cloves and licorice contribute to an overall impression of gravitas. Far from an easygoing wine, the 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet needs time in bottle to truly shine. Hints of violet, lavender and plum add the final shades of nuance. All of the signatures of the vintage come through beautifully. The translucent, mineral-laced finish is especially appealing. Frankly, it's hard to put the glass down."  Vinous (Galloni) 94 points

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Mayacamas Vineyards Cabernet Napa 2010 Product #30516 (In Stock)
Mayacamas Vineyards Cabernet Napa 2010 Mayacamas Vineyards Cabernet Napa 2010

A great release from this legendary Napa estate perched high atop Mount Veeder.  After 44 years, including the 1971’s appearance in the famous Judgement of Paris tasting in 1976, this is owner/winemaker Bob Travers’ final vintage as former Screaming Eagle winemaker Andy Erickson takes over.  If you’ve ever wondered what the greatest Napa Cabernets of the 1960s and 1970s tasted like young, the answer is “this.”  From dry-farmed vineyards at the top of Mount Veeder, picked early at high acidity and low sugar (just 13.25% abv), and aged 2 years in larger barrels, 1 year in barrique, and 1 year more in bottle, this is the essence of elegance.  Fun to taste now, but really wants 5 years more in cellar and will last a long, long, time.

"Graphite, smoke, licorice, game, savory herbs and a host of inky blue/blackish stone fruits make an appearance in the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. Beautifully layered and intense, the 2010 offers a compelling interplay of finesse and power. Still, my sense is that the 2010 is holding back much of its potential. Readers need to be patient, but the 2010 is shaping up to be a gem."  Vinous (Galloni) 95+ points

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