27 Aug 100 Point Opus One, Super high Scoring Napa Cabernets
2013 Opus One, Cade, Staglin, More Napa Cabernet
We just received our allocations of the 100 point Opus One! The wine is scheduled to arrive some time in October, so place your orders now. We also still have a few bottles (literally) of some really highly regarded New World Cabernets. Cade is a new mountainside estate from the makers of Plumpjack wines. In addition, we have a fantastic cab from Quilceda Creek in Columbia Valley in Washington as well as Lokoya from the Jackson Family Estates and Arietta from Coombsville, Napa’s newest AVA. Let us know what you may like as these will go fast.
2013 Opus One Proprietary Red, Napa Valley
On Sale $259.99
The greatest Opus ever. Terrific aromas of crushed black currants, blueberries and flowers with hints of sweet tobacco. Roses continue to exude opulence and class. Full body, superb balance of ultra-fine tannins and vibrant acidity. Complex aftertaste of black fruits and citrus fruit. Extremely persistent. So approachable now and enjoyable. But will be even better in 2019 and beyond. 79% cabernet sauvignon, 7% cabernet franc, 6% merlot, 6% petit verdot, 2% malbec. This will always be beautiful to drink.
100 Points, James Suckling
2013 Cade Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain (Only 3 bottles available)
On Sale $179.99
This is another stunningly proportioned, majestic mountain Cabernet, with mulberry, blueberry, blackberry and floral notes that is concentrated, full-bodied and multilayered. This skyscraper-like Cabernet Sauvignon is majestic, super-pure and a stunner. The alcohol is totally hidden, so unless you’re paranoid, simply see the number, and have an immediate loss of reason, this is a beautiful, full-throttle, full-bodied wine that is impeccably well-balanced, with great purity, depth and concentration. Drink it over the next 15-20 years.
97 Points, The Wine Advocate
2013 Staglin Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford (Coming next week)
On Sale $219.99
The Staglins’ flagship wine is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon from their holdings in Rutherford, in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains. This wine has an opaque purple color and a stunning nose of blackcurrants, licorice, violets and background oak. It is full-bodied and intensely rich, with sweet tannin and a long finish. Look for it to drink well for 30-40+ years.
95-97 Points, The Wine Advocate
2013 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley
On Sale $199.99
I think the wine of the vintage, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Columbia Valley is flat out sensational, and flirts with perfection. Its inky ruby/purple color is followed by incredible notes of cassis, black currants, smoked herbs, licorice and graphite. These give way to a full-bodied, utterly seamless Cabernet that has full-bodied richness, ultra-fine tannin and a killer finish. While it possesses the elegance and purity of the vintage, it has a stacked mid-palate, and deserves 4-5 years of cellaring. It will have two decades or more of overall longevity.
99 Points, The Wine Advocate
2010 Lokoya Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain
On Sale $299.99
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain, from Keyes Vineyard, is one of the most powerful wines in the Lokoya lineup. Firm tannins support a core of explosive dark blue and black fruit, grilled herbs, menthol and licorice, all of which come to life in a decidedly powerful, super-intense expression of Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. There is no shortage of personality here. Full-bodied and vibrant, the take-no-holds 2010 is going to require patience, but it is beautiful, even today. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030.
94+ Points, The Wine Advocate
2013 Arietta Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
On Sale $114.99
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is dark and juicy from the very first taste. Sweet red cherry, plum, spice, new leather and rose petal meld together in the glass. Ripe, succulent and forward, this flashy Cabernet Sauvignon has enough softness in its contours to drink well with minimal cellaring, although it also clearly has enough depth and density to age well. The 2013 is a super-expressive Coombsville Cabernet from Arietta.
95 Points, Vinous Media