27 Jul New Legendary Napa Cabernets
New Napa Cabs
We’re still drinking from the fountain of the spectacular Napa 2012/2013 vintage. We’re also getting new 2014 wines in, which are ready to rock n’ roll from the start. Many of these wines are limited, and we are only getting a few cases. Stock up now before they’re gone!
2012 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain
On Sale $124.99
The stunning 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is a 30-year wine. Loads of crème de cassis, blackberry liqueur, licorice, incense and oak jump from the glass of this huge, massive, concentrated and ripe wine that reminds me of some of the early vintages from Michael Dunn’s father, Randy, particularly the 1982 and 1984. This is a beauty of great intensity and purity that should age effortlessly for 25-30+ years. If you can find it, it will be certainly worth having, as it flirts with perfection.
96 Points, The Wine Adovcate
2012 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
On Sale $77.99
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa, which includes 65% Coombsville fruit from John Caldwell’s vineyard and the rest from Howell Mountain, is a big, deep, dramatic Cabernet Sauvignon, much in keeping with the vintage’s character. It is full-bodied and displaying flashy, flamboyant blueberry and blackberry fruit, licorice and background earth and oak, it is voluptuous and ideal for drinking over the next 15 or more years.
93 Points, The Wine Advocate
Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five Napa Valley
On Sale $85.99
Aromas of blackberry, blueberry, and cracked pepper. Some dried flowers. Full-bodied, firm and very structured with chewy yet polished tannins and a long, long finish. Vivd and gorgeous. Lots of lemon rind. Beautiful now. Built for aging. Better in 2020.
95 Points, James Suckling
2014 Venge Cabernet Sauvignon “Silenceux,” Napa Valley
On Sale $49.99
This wine is full bodied and powerful, opening with aromatic anise, scents of sweet cassis, blackberries and smoky coffee that lead to a concentrated and lengthy finish. Approachable upon release, and cellar worthy in proper aging conditions. Best now through 2025.
2013- 95 Points, The Wine Advocate
2012 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District
On Sale $32.99
Clos du Val’s 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is a pretty wine with lovely balance and an understated personality to match. Plums, black cherries, tobacco, cedar, flowers and mint are laced into the silky, expressive finish. Overall this is an attractive, mid-weight Cabernet built on a classic sense of structure. It should drink well for the next decade or more.
90-92 Points, Vinous Media