Results of Annual Celebration of Cabernet 2019

Last night was our annual celebration of Cabernet Sauvignon: six Cabernet-based wines (and two excellent Sauvignon Blancs) alongside a terrific menu featuring a mind-blowing duck ravioli dish and some of the best beef I can remember ever eating!  The wines really had a chance to show their stuff too.  With one very notable exception, all were from the Napa Valley- as far north as Calistoga and Spring Mountain and as far south as the eastern and Highway 29 reaches of Oakville.  The exception was a beautiful Margaux-lookalike from Red Mountain, Washington.  My notes are below and my favorites indicated.  We’re pleased to be able to extend the pricing from last night along and can offer inclusive ground shipping on any orders of 12 bottles or more, mixed and matched any way you like……an excellent opportunity to stock up on some very compelling Cabernet-based wines.   

2016 Barnett Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District
Barnett
2016 Barnett Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District
The 2016 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is deep purple to the core. Blueberry pie, cloves and black plum jump from the glass. The nose is also filled with anise, cedar and black pepper. The velvety mouthfeel is complemented by a range of dark berry...
$84.97
$76.50
2016 Barnett Cabernet Sauvignon Rattlesnake Hill
Barnett
2016 Barnett Cabernet Sauvignon Rattlesnake Hill
The near perfect growing season helped in crafting an amazing 2016 Rattlesnake. The color is opaque and near black at the core. Pure cassis transforms to blackberry and acai berries on the nose. Menthol, cedar and cocoa nibs are followed by a light wet...
$199.99
2018 Crocker & Starr Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley
Crocker & Starr
2018 Crocker & Starr Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley
94% Sauvignon Blanc, 6% Sémillon. Extremely good value, enticing Sauvignon Blanc, with a little bit of Sémillon to add some extra weight and waxy texture. Fresh and fruity on the nose with aromas of lemon and lime zest, white peach, melon,...
$27.99
$22.47
2016 Crocker & Starr Cabernet Franc AVA Napa Valley
Crocker & Starr
2016 Crocker & Starr Cabernet Franc AVA Napa Valley
AVA Napa Valley Cabernet Franc Blend Components: Cabernet Franc 60%, Merlot 34%, Malbec 6% Appellation: 100% St Helena Tasting Notes: Deep ruby in color, the wine displays a gorgeous nose of ripe raspberry and warm Mexican chocolate...
$49.97
2016 Delille Four Flags Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain
Delille Estate
2016 Delille Four Flags Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain
Some wines truly define “Killer Cab,” and this one is it. Since it was first introduced in 2010, Chris Upchurch’s DeLille Estate “Four Flags” Cabernet has received an average score of 95 in The Wine Advocate, and was...
$64.99
$58.49
2018 Ghost Block Sauvignon Blanc MorgaenLee Vineyard
Ghost Block
2018 Ghost Block Sauvignon Blanc MorgaenLee Vineyard
This bright and silky sur lie aged Sauvignon Blanc boasts with aromatics of peach, pear, and guava. This wine has lively acidity of white grapefruit and just a beautiful citrus backbone. The balance between minerality and fruit creates this unique...
$27.99
$22.47
Ghost Block Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Ghost Block
2016 Ghost Block Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
VINEYARD NOTES: The fruit for the 2016 Ghost Block Cabernet Sauvignon primarily (82%) comes from our family-owned Rock Cairn vineyard. The 30- year-old vineyard in Oakville, Napa Valley is 100% Certified Organic.This site is comprised of...
$71.99
$64.71
2016 Ghost Block Cabernet Sauvignon Single Vineyard
Ghost Block
2016 Ghost Block Cabernet Sauvignon Single Vineyard
Explosive aromas of black cherry, plum, and juicy blackberries lift from the glass. The underlining mocha and vanilla extract on the nose, lead into an enticing full, balanced, and lush palate of flavors that match the aromas. The wine is mouth-watering...
$109.99
$99.99
2016 Oakville Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Estate
Oakville Ranch
2016 Oakville Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Estate
Deep, dark in color and flavors, this Cabernet reveals aromas of black cherry and ripe berries, with undertones of warm baking spices and cedar. On the palate, the flavors are layered and rich, showing dark fruit and chocolate, with a savory herbal...
$99.99
$89.99
2016 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Paul Hobbs
2015 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
From its alluring deep garnet to its engaging aromas of wild blackberry, cocoa, and dried sage, the wine is endowed with refinement and definition by sourcing from first-rate sites within the region. A core of succulent dark plum and black currant...
$125.00
$99.99