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Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012 Product #28698 (In Stock)
Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012 Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012

We don't see this nearly often enough - a super-star winemaker who could easily fill his days (and pocketbook) doing just his own wines and consulting for a few high-end boutiques rolling up his sleeves, digging in, and making California wine you can afford to drink every day.  The winemaker is Aaron Pott - Food & Wine Magazine's Winemaker of the Year in 2012 - and his partner is former sommelier Joseph Carr.  Together, Aaron and Joseph are creating a line of fresh and food-friendly wines with plenty of Napa Character and style – but at an eye-opening value price.

You’ll get good sense of why everyone is so excited about Napa’s 2012 Cabernets here, starting with the sweet and savory aromas of cherry, currant, bitter chocolate, roasted meat, and crushed mint.  The flavors follow the nose at first, but with air gain breadth and creaminess, coating your palate with layers of crushed blackberry, cassis, roasted meat, and rich chocolate.  Delicious stuff, but it’s the elegant structure, perfect balance, and sophisticated tannins lying underneath the long finish that are really exciting in a wine at this price.  A “real deal, real steal” bottle of Napa Cabernet you should not miss!

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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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Bonanno Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012 Product #28468 (In Stock)
Bonanno Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012 Bonanno Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012

Not a lot of history here, with 2004 the Bonnano family's first vintage.  But, there's plenty of classic Napa Valley Cabernet character and class in the bottle.  A blend of Valley floor fruit from Rutherford, Oakville, St. Helena and Oak Knoll aged 20 months in (mostly used) French oak. Very Napa aromas and flavors of blackcurrant, blackberry, crushed herb and cedar with a rich texture and plush, soft, tannins.  A prickle of juicy acidity at the end makes this especially fine with richer meats, but you can certainly just sip it, too.  Nice value.

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

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 2012 375ml Product #28637 (In Stock)
Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012 375ml Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012 375ml

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.

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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Hands Of Time Cabernet 2011 Product #28111 (In Stock)
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Hands Of Time Cabernet 2011 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Hands Of Time Cabernet 2011

Hands of Time is Stag's Leap's celebration of all the great winemakers who have worked there since the estate burst to fame by winning the "Judgement of Paris" for it's top Cabernet. A blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, (with a hint of Syrah & Malbec), it delivers fresh blueberry and dark cherry and blackcurrant fruit with accents of chocolate and coffee.  A soft, lingering, finish makes this a fine choice for sipping but there's enough stuffing here to handle grilled meat, too.

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Chappellet Mountain Cuvee (Cabernet Blend) 2012 Product #28873 (In Stock)
Chappellet Mountain Cuvee (Cabernet Blend) 2012 Chappellet Mountain Cuvee (Cabernet Blend) 2012

Founded in 1967, Chappellet quickly established itself as one of Napa’s premier Cabernet estates and the very first to prove the quality of what is now often called Napa’s Grand Cru:  Pritchard Hill.  The Pritchard Hill Cabernets are still some of Napa’s best and can age for decades – the 1969 is legendary and reportedly still fresh and vibrant today.  But, they also usually need years of cellar time before showing well, and Donn and Molly Chappellet wanted fans to have something to drink tonight.

Mountain Cuvee was created to provide immediate satisfaction and delight, and the 2012 edition does that and more.  A blend of  Cabernet Sauvignon (39%) and Merlot (35%) with 12% Malbec and smaller helpings of Petite Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah, it ages in new and used French oak and comes out of the winery ready to enjoy.  The 2012 is a big, rich, wine with layers of currant, black cherry, blackberry, plum, cedar, smoke, and fresh herb aromas and flavors.  The texture is plush and velvety, with the ripe fruit largely hiding the ripe tannins that provide support for enjoying with food or time in cellar.  For all its size and depth, there’s nothing heavy or thick about this classic Napa Bordeaux blend, and it finishes long and fresh with just the right squirt of acidity.  A classy, well-made, Napa red you can enjoy right now at very attractive savings.

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Hoopla Cabernet Napa The Mutt 2012 Product #29270 (In Stock)
Hoopla Cabernet Napa The Mutt 2012 Hoopla Cabernet Napa The Mutt 2012

A big, rich, Cabernet from dog-lover Spencer Hoopes made from lots not used in his estate wines - the odds and ends that make up this "Mutt!"  Nothing second rate about it in 2012, though, with 100% Napa fruit getting 18 months in new and second use French oak.  Loads of ripe raspberry and blackberry fruit with accents of eucolyptus, chocolate, and baking spice. Firm tannins give the rich palate support and make this a fine steakhouse red.

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Worthy Sophia's Cuvee Napa Valley 2010 Product #29241 (In Stock)
Worthy Sophia's Cuvee Napa Valley 2010 Worthy Sophia's Cuvee Napa Valley 2010

The newest vintage of this old favorite departs from tradition a bit - it's 100% Cabernet Sauvignon for the first time - but still delivers super-premium Napa Cab experience at a very reasonable price. A bit more structured than in some vintages, this retains a solid core of blackberry, black cherry, and currant fruit framed by notes of oak spice and tobacco.  Give it a decant and enjoy with grilled beef or lamb.

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Laurel Glen Counterpoint Cabernet 2012 Product #28496 (In Stock)
Laurel Glen Counterpoint Cabernet 2012 Laurel Glen Counterpoint Cabernet 2012

The 2011 edition of Laurel Glen's "drink young" Cabernet rated 95 points in W&S - in the great 2012 vintage, it's better still.  Focused, powerful, aromas of black currant, cherry, chocolate, spice and vanilla lead to a lush mouthful of cassis, blackberry, tobacco, and spice.  The oak is well integrated and adds structure to the deep, palate-coating, flavors.  Chocolate, spice, and black currant flavors pump on through the firm, muscular, finish.  A very fine 2012 Napa Cabernet!

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Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012 Product #28671 (In Stock)
Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012 Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012

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.

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Banshee Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012 Product #29587 (In Stock)
Banshee Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012 Banshee Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012

Our first reaction to this powerful, classic, Napa Cab was, "Tastes like a $75 wine!"  And, with Cabernet (87%), Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and 1% Cab Franc from Calistoga, Oakville, and Howell Mountain, all aged 19 months in 65% new French oak, it's made like one, too!  "Rich, velvety, polished and powerful" all describe the generous aromas and flavors, the supple texture, and the firm finish.  Dark cherry, plum, bitter chocolate, incense, and more keep pumping out from beginning to end and just get deeper and richer with air.  Focused, balanced, and really, really, tasty - the kind of Napa Cab we like to drink.

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Hall Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2011 Product #28893 (In Stock)
Hall Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2011 Hall Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2011

These guys seem to really shine in "difficult" vintages.  Balanced, luscious, delicious.

"The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is dark, rich and voluptuous. Mocha, espresso, plum, black cherry and intense spices all meld together in a textured, layered wine loaded with class and personality. As always, the Hall Cabernets are forward, fruit-driven and super-rich. This is a great introduction to the house style."  Antonio Galloni 90 points

"This is fairly rich and concentrated, with excellent depth, exhibiting a range of flavors built around dark berry, mocha, espresso, cedar and tobacco notes, with ripe, interwoven tannins. Turns graceful midpalate, ending with a persistent finish. Drink now through 2024."Wine Spectator 92 points

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Ch Montelena Cabernet Napa 2012 Product #29503 (In Stock)
Ch Montelena Cabernet Napa 2012 Ch Montelena Cabernet Napa 2012

Another fine vintage for this stylish Napa classic.

"Bright red-ruby. At once riper and more medicinal on the nose than the 2011, offering aromas of plum syrup, blueberry and spices. Firm and nicely refined, with an attractive juicy quality to the black fruit and spice flavors. Finishes with rather suave tannins. This cuvee seems to be better than ever, as Bo Barrett has done a good job of leavening the concentrated, black mountain fruit with the softer tannins of cabernet from the valley floor."  Vinous (Steve Tanzer) 89-90 points

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Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012 Product #28760 (In Stock)
Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012 Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012

Another fine release of Paul Hobb's CrossBarn Cab is here! Fruit from several different Napa vineyards gets a nice French oak treatment here, delivering lush aromas and flavors of black currant, black cherry, mocha, fresh herb and spice.  Plenty of tannin hiding down under the lush fruit to pair with robust foods, but it's soft and mouthfilling enough to just drink.

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Martin Ray Cabernet Diamond Mountain 2012 Product #29650 (In Stock)
Martin Ray Cabernet Diamond Mountain 2012 Martin Ray Cabernet Diamond Mountain 2012

Diamond Mountain's high-elevation vineyards get more sun than the valley floor but cool fast at night, giving powerful wines that retain freshness and focus.  Luxurious and rich, polished and stylish, with fine, steak-worthy, tannins.

"Velvety chocolate and dark plum flavors give this wine a smooth, satisfying mouthfeel, assisted by well-integrated oak. Dark and brooding, it reflects its hillside provenance without succumbing entirely to an overripe or overdone style."Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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Ladera Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Howell Mountain 2010 Product #29591 (In Stock)

All the power and intensity you expect from Howell Mountain but without heaviness are hard edges - the rare Howell Mountain Cab that's delicious young!  From vineyards at 1,600-1,800 feet elevation, comfortably above the fog line, this 100% Cabernet delivers generous aromas for ripe blackberry, black cherry, currant, cocoa and mint.  It's rich and velvety in the mouth, with plush black fruit and spice flavors supported by surprisingly fine-grained, supple, tannins. You can certainly cellar this for 10 years, but it's delicious now with grilled beef or lamb.

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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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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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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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