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Ca' Momi Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013 Product #29469 (In Stock)
Ca' Momi Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013 Ca' Momi Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013

If you thought the 90 point 2012 was good, the 2013 will blow you away!  Loads of rich, dark, fruit - plum, Bing cherry, raspberry and currant - are framed by sweet and savory wood notes of vanilla, chocolate, and spice.  Plenty of plush, smooth, Napa character here with classic Cabernet accents of dried herb and smoke.  Finishes rich and very smooth with black fruit, spice, and chocolate notes pumping on through a long, generous, finish. A lot of Napa Cabernet delight for the money!

"Intense red cherry, cranberry, tobacco and tea aromas with a touch of dark tar earth. Full bodied with elegant tannins. Black fruit, leather and tobacco on the long finish. Great balance. Will improve two to three years."  JancisRobinson.com 17/20 points

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Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 375ml Product #30016 (In Stock)
Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 375ml Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 375ml

Half Bottle. A blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon plus 11% Merlot and dashes of Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc.  Dark cherry, plum, and oak spice aromas with a hint of anise lead to flavors of cassis, chocolate, and ripe black fruit.  Powerful but not heavy, this finishes with crisp tannins and bright acidity and lingering notes of spice, herb, and fruit.  A classy Cabernet for lamb or rich beef.

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Educated Guess Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Product #29697 (In Stock)
Educated Guess Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Educated Guess Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Better than Caymus?  Three times in the past 3 months, we've shown this blind vs. Caymus and other highly rated Napa Cabs.  The verdict?  About 3-to-1 tasters like Educated Guess better when they can't see the label!

It's the best vintage yet for this consistent winner in the "value Napa Cab" category.  It doesn't hurt that 95% of the fruit is from prime Rutherford and St. Helena vineyards or that the gutsy Cabernet gets a complexity boost from 6% Merlot and dashes of Cab Franc and Petit Verdot. You'll find loads of black fruit (blackberry, currant, and cherry) framed by notes of spice box, chocolate, and crushed mint.  It's soft and supple and mouthfilling and the fruit gushes right on through the spicy chocolate and herb finish.  There's a touch of something like Rutherford dust at the end, just enough to stand up to a steak but not so much to interfere with everyday sipping.  A stellar value.

"The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Educated Guess simply must be one of the best buys in Cabernet Sauvignon in all of Napa Valley. The blend includes 10% Merlot and little dollops of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The wine shows a black/ruby color, juicy blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, spice box, Christmas fruitcake, supple tannins, low acidity and a lush, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel. This is an amazing effort for the price point, and just a gorgeously sexy, lush wine that delivers the goods at an amazing price. Drink it over the next 5-6 years."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Twenty Rows Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2013 Product #29606 (In Stock)
Twenty Rows Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2013 Twenty Rows Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2013

A great value that's at its best in the brilliant 2013 vintage.  Mainly Oak Knoll and Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon with 4% each Petit Verdot and Cab Franc for extra aroma. Loads of black currant, dark cherry, and black plum fruit with lush notes of bitter chocolate, roasted coffee, and spice.  You'll get a touch of herb and violet with air and on the velvety smooth finish where the fruit cloakes the fine tannin completely.  A lot of wine for the money.

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Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2013 375ml Product #30340 (In Stock)
Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2013 375ml Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2013 375ml

A great vintage for this classic Napa Cab.  As the winery says, "Fruit comes from both our sustainably farmed vineyard in Rutherford and from local Napa Valley vineyards. A big Cabernet with balance and finesse, with character of black fruit, baking spices, black cherry, lavender, toasted coriander, and anise, layered with toasty oak.  The finish is long, with just the right amount of tannin."

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Balius Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Reserve Block 2012 Product #30456 (In Stock)
Balius Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Reserve Block 2012 Balius Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Reserve Block 2012

Another winner from Napa's hugely successful 2012 harvest, this 95% Cabernet aged in 50% new French oak barrels for 18 months.  It's a stylish Napa Cabernet, with loads of redcurrant, berry, and currant fruit accented by notes of coffee, chocolate, cedar, and tobacco.  Delicious from first sip, this gains length and depth with air, with more coffee/mocha notes emerging over the fine-grained tannins.  Tastes like a $50+ bottle and ready now with steak and lamb.

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William Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012 Product #30249 (In Stock)
William Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012 William Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012

A dead classic Napa Cabernet that's drinking beautifully right now.  Rich aromatics, plenty of depth, sleek texture, and a fine, powerful, finish make this a great special occasion and steak Cab.

"I remember very clearly my first experience with William Hill -- it was the 1984 Cabernet Sauvignon. I had it with a fancy beef meal, and it was one of those "I need to hang out with these people more often" moments. This wine reminds me of that first time around. It's plush and elegant, with classic Napa Valley character -- blackberry, cassis, dried herbs, vanilla and soft fall spice, well knit together over supple tannic structure and a long, soft finish. Grab some friends and turn them on to this, and I bet you'll still be hanging out with them thirty years on."WRO 92 points

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Fisher Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Unity 2013 Product #30317 (In Stock)
Fisher Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Unity 2013 Fisher Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Unity 2013

Fisher specializes in marrying the rich fruit and power of Napa Valley to the more supple, round, character of Sonoma County Cabernet - "Unity."  The 2013 is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon plus 12% Malbec and dollops of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot from Napa and the Mayacamus Mountains.  It's a rich and sweetly fruited wine with plenty of intensity to the red and black currant fruit with accents of smoke, coffee, and spice.  Supple and easy to drink, but with enough structure for steak.  A classy, delicious, Cab.

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Oakville Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Product #29963 (In Stock)
Oakville Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Oakville Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

From the old BV #7 vineyard in Oakville (now called Pelissa), this 93% Cab Sauv with Petite Verdot and Malbec sings out with supple, rich, Oakville character.

"Soft and juicy, this is a classically crafted wine, medium bodied with savory notes of cedar, dried herb and black olive. Structured and balanced, it finishes rich and refreshing, with a memory of red currant and cherry." Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2013 Product #30341 (In Stock)
Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2013 Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2013

A great vintage for this classic Napa Cab.  As the winery says, "Fruit comes from both our sustainably farmed vineyard in Rutherford and from local Napa Valley vineyards. A big Cabernet with balance and finesse, with character of black fruit, baking spices, black cherry, lavender, toasted coriander, and anise, layered with toasty oak.  The finish is long, with just the right amount of tannin."

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Taplin Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Terra 9 2009 Product #29016 (In Stock)
Taplin Cellars Cabernet  Sauvignon Terra 9 2009 Taplin Cellars Cabernet  Sauvignon Terra 9 2009

Taplin family members have grown wine grapes in Napa Valley for five generations, and now siblings Melinda, Bill, and Stephen (who lives here in the DC area) are making their own wine.  The Terra 9 wine is named for ancestor John Lewelling's comments about the St. Helena soil:  9 parts rock to 1 part dirt!  Of course, that's just about perfect for ripening pure, intense, Cabernet Sauvignon like you'll find in the bottle here.  Aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, crushed herb and spice lead to a focused palate of dark berries and plums dusted with cocoa, spice and herb.  The finish is firm enough to handle a ribeye, but supple enough to enjoy with lighter foods or even on its own.  An excellent value in handmade Napa Cabernet that's ready to drink now.

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Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon Oak Knoll 2012 Product #29964 (In Stock)
Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon Oak Knoll 2012 Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon Oak Knoll 2012

Pure and elegant with a long, vital, finish.

"This vintage of Trefethen's estate Cabernet is a stunning example of the winery's prowess over the past four decades. It has everything, and everything is in balance, making it a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon of uncommon harmony. On the nose this vintage exhibits aromas of ripe cassis and wood-spice. On the palate it is seamless and inviting, with layers of rich dark fruits, silky tannins and a lasting finish."WRO 96 points

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Round Pond Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Est 2012 Product #29967 (In Stock)
Round Pond Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Est 2012 Round Pond Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Est 2012

"The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford shows a black cherry and kirsch-like component often seen in top Rutherford Cabernets, with an almost Margaux-like delicacy and a dense ruby/purple color. It has a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, sweet tannins, beautiful purity and texture and incremental richness that builds gently and graciously. This is a gorgeous 2012 to drink over the next 10-15 years."Wine Advocate 93 points

"This delivers a pure, bright, supple core of wild berry, raspberry and blackberry that is intense, focused, dense and persistent. The flavors cascade on the finish, echoing mineral and crushed rock details."Wine Spectator 92 points

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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!

From first pour, you’ll find generous Napa Cab aromas of black currant, blackberry, black raspberry chocolate, and sweet spice.  The flavors follow, coating your palate with dark, chocolaty, fruit and layers of spice, mocha, and black licorice and more.  Dense, deep, and wonderfully supple, the wine retains a precise focus across the midpalate and on through the juicy, long, finish where black fruit, chocolate, cedar, and a hint of pepper and herb linger on and on over round, ripe, tannins.  You can certainly enjoy this right now with a nice steak (or even on its own!), but it would be a shame not to put a few bottles down to enjoy the complexity that will emerge over the next decade-plus. Just 400 cases made.

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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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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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Roy Estate Proprietary Red 2010 Product #28944 (In Stock)
Roy Estate Proprietary Red 2010 Roy Estate Proprietary Red 2010

Shirley Roy never meant to make two wines from her 20 or so acre estate in a crook of Napa’s Soda Canyon.  But, winemaker Philippe Melka felt the vineyard spoke with two voices – one aristocratic and intense, the other softer, more plush and mellow.  Prop Red is the second of those voices, a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon with 26% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot.  After dropping half her crop in 2010, Shirley was rewarded with this ripe and welcoming red that’s already delicious and sure to improve for years.  A bit of a cross between the black-fruited 2008 and the finer, more detailed, 2009.

“Roy’s 2010 Proprietary Red has a little more delineation and nuance than the 2009. Freshly cut flowers, violets, super ripe dark fruit, mocha, espresso, chocolate, plums, cassis and black currants all jump from the glass in this opulent full-bodied huge wine. Layers of fruit continue to build to the creamy, expressive finish.  Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.”  Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate 92 points

“Bright medium ruby. Aromas of blueberry, coffee, mocha, truffle and chocolate show a slightly porty quality. Fat, smooth and lush in the mouth, offering immediate accessibility. The truffley element carries through on the palate. This nicely rich, layered blend finishes with dusty tannins and good length.”International Wine Cellar 90 points

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Beaulieu Vineyards George De Latour Private Rsv 2012 Product #29923 (In Stock)
Beaulieu Vineyards George De Latour Private Rsv 2012 Beaulieu Vineyards George De Latour Private Rsv 2012

When André Tchelistcheff arrived at BV in 1938, he tasted a small lot of the 1936 vintage that the Latour family was holding back for their own pleasure – a wine they called Private Reserve.  He insisted that it be released and later named it for the winery founder, Georges de Latour, and it soon became America’s most important Cabernet Sauvignon.  Today, made in a special winery created just for this wine and drawn from the heart of the BV #1 and #2 vineyards, Private Reserve is making its claim for greatness once again. You’ll find showier high-end Napa Cabs these days, but few that so perfectly combine the rich, ripe, fruit and dense concentration of Napa’s 2012 harvest with clarity of flavors and pure, sweet, tannins on the long finish. A stunner.

"The deep ruby/purple-colored 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Georges de Latour is BV’s flagship wine. It boasts sweet notes of charcoal, burning embers, vanillin, tar and copious quantities of blackcurrant fruit. In keeping with this generously endowed vintage, the wine is supple, full-bodied, multidimensional and opulent. It will drink beautifully young and last for 20-25 years."Wine Advocate 94 points

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Relic Cabernet Sauvignon Artefact 2012 Product #30169 (In Stock)
Relic Cabernet Sauvignon Artefact 2012 Relic Cabernet Sauvignon Artefact 2012

343 cases made; 5 available.  Always Mike Hirby's top wine, the 2012 Artefact Cabernet is simply stunning in 2012.  It's a blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot from three great vineyards.  About 75% of the fruit comes from Kenefick Ranch, just next door to Araujo's famous Eisele vineyard in Calistoga. The remainder of the Cabernet comes from Corona Vineyard in Oakville, adding structure and minerality to Kefefick's plush fruit.  Finally, the Petit Verdot is from the legendary Stagecoach Vineyard overlooking Soda Canyon.  Rich, powerful, complex, and very limited.

“An outstanding wine is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Artefact, which comes primarily from the Kenefick Ranch in Northern Napa. Dense blueberry and blackberry fruit mixed with camphor, charcoal embers and spice box are all present in this long, deep, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon that is supple enough to be drunk now, or cellared for 10 or 15 years.”Wine Advocate 94 points

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Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012 Product #30054 (In Stock)
Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012

I’ve sampled this twice now – once pre-release at the winery in late 2014 and again with Lindy Novak here at the store in June – and it’s nothing short of breathtaking.  Parker has compared Spottswoode with Margaux in the past and with Pauillac for this release, and there is definitely something Bordeaux-like here.  But the intensity of fruit and supple, rich, tannins are distinctly Napa.

"Incredible blueberries, blackberries, black walnuts, minerals, black licorice and flowers. Full-bodied, very tight and structured with hints of hazlenuts, fine chocolate and hints of minerals and spices. A solid and classic-styled Napa Valley cab. Layered and very fine."  James Suckling 98 points

"The opaque purple-hued 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a glorious bouquet of crème de cassis, spring flowers, a Pauillac-like lead pencil note, and background new oak. The overall impression is one of restraint combined with richness. This full-bodied effort possesses good acidity and ripe tannin. It has been crafted for the long-term. The hallmarks of great Spottswoode wines are their purity and elegance combined with serious power. The 2012 has that in abundance. This youthful, reserved Cabernet will benefit from 3-5 years of cellaring, and will keep for two decades or more."Wine Advocate 96+ points

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