$50/bottle under the original label
Lot 399 is a wine that combines super high-quality, approachability, and incredible value, all-in-one. First-run, 80% Dry Creek Valley and 20% Alexander Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 28-months in French oak with about 35% new.
Mostly estate-fruit, Lot 399 saw the chopping block due to a significant backup at the producer's distributor which is still selling their 2018.
Normally $50/bottle out of the tasting room, this fantastic 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon can be yours for just $20/bottle!
Like Howell Mountain Cabernet? Here is a delicious approximation for a fraction of the price...big, ripe, muscular Cabernet Sauvignon grown from the valley floor to over 2000+ foot elevations throughout the Dry Creek appellation.
More good news, and why I say this is a Back-up-the-Truck offer: this wine will drink well with just a couple of months in the bottle thanks to the wonderfully open-knit 2019 vintage and the extended time in barrel; a Fantastic Cellar-Defender that will age another decade to boot!
Fall 2023, here I come!
Opaque in the glass, a shade off of inky, the bouquet is redolent with creme de cassis, chocolate covered cherry, tobacco, hints of leather, white raisin and barrel toast. Plush with chewy chocolate truffle-covered tannins, ripe, spicy cherry, blackberry preserves and a little red dust minerality that speckles rich, velvety tannins in a lush, resplendent finish of ripe raspberry framed with chocolatey oak.
Trust me folks, THIS IS AN ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC CABERNET SAUVIGNON. Chocolatey, chewy, rich, ripe and perfectly-balanced - not to mention just plain delicious - IT WILL KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF.
Cab-fans, don't let this one pass you by!