Happy Black Friday everyone! A recent survey says nearly half the people know someone who has left the Thanksgiving table early to get a head start on Black Friday shopping. The only shopping one should be doing at that time is for more wine!
We went back through our previous offers to find something appropriate, maybe with a black label. We looked for that holiday wine you can enjoy with prime rib, or one with killer pricing so that you can make corporate gifts out of it. We found both.
To start, this 100% Benchland Napa Valley beauty has some bottle age, and is drinking like 2007 was the best year for Napa Cab since 2001. And Parker agrees, rating the vintage exceptional 96. This dry vintage (about 60% of normal precipitation), with earlier budding and a longer, cooler growing season, yielded clusters that were notably smaller and more concentrated.
It’s shockingly, deliciously, and drop-dead amazingly silky, refined, yet jam-packed with flavor. The integrated tannins support the silky texture and make a rounded, luscious mouthfeel.
On the nose you’ll get cherry, blackberry, red currant and toast, while flavors of plum, blackberry and black cherry dance in your mouth to the sounds of vanilla, leather, earth and toasty notes. silky, full mouthfeel, with a long, long finish.
475 cases made.
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot. 100% Napa Valley; St. Helena Appellation
$68 on release, and "best web" price is still $58!