Ghost Block Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Oakville, CA
Intense, overt aromas of bright raspberry & hints of cassis and mint jump out of the glass. The wine is classic Napa Cabernet on the palate with enticing flavors of red fruits and dark mocha; lengthened by the integrated floral notes of violets and rose petals. These silky tannins make this wine very approachable and ready to drink upon release.
Raymond Vineyard R Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, California USA$18.00
Raymond Vineyards, founded in 1970, is one of the Napa Valley's pioneers and great estates. Arriving in Napa in 1933, the Raymond family became deeply connected to the valley's winemaking origins. In 1970, they established a 90-acre estate in Rutherford that has grown to 300 acres in Rutherford, St. Helena and Jameson Canyon. Five generations of the Raymond family created a Napa icon, with an enduring reputation for elegant wines with a beautiful balance of finesse, power and complexity. This wine is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from esteemed vineyards across California and slightly aged in oak. The 2016 R Collection Cabernet Sauvignon opens with seductive aromas of cherry and red plum accented with notes of rhubarb and pepper. On the palate, flavors of Bing cherry, raspberry, current and cocoa intermingle seamlessly and lead to a long, smooth finish. Beautifully balanced, the 2016 R Collection Cabernet Sauvignon displays well-integrated tannins and is the perfect complement to grilled flank steak.
Paradigm Merlot 2014, Oakville$53.00
Made by famed winemaker, Heidi Barrett, the 2014 Merlot is medium dark ruby in color with clean aromatics of ripe plums and cherries layered with light touches of spice and sweet French Oak notes. The nose is amazing. Soft across the palate yet
flavors are explosive and exciting. Ripe jammy fruit with a very silky texture and mouthfeel. The tannins are quite moderate in this beautiful Oakville Merlot. We love the balance here between the acidity, fruit, and oak. Nice length too. Flavors persist for several minutes.
94% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Sauvignont
L’Ecole No. 41 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Walla Walla Valley$45.00
This wine is a blend of seven prestigious vineyard sites representing four unique soil types in the Walla Walla Valley. Its old world structure, dense dark fruit flavors and elegant tannins exemplify the best of Walla Walla. With an elegant, old world structure, this sophisticated Cabernet shows aromas of dark fruit, earth, and fresh herbs. A seamless core of blackberry, plum, and dark cherry mingle with notes of tobacco and leather on a dusty tannin, richly structured finish.