Lot 476 | 2022 Mendocino County Cabernet Sauvignon 12-bottle case

Lot 476 | 2022 Mendocino County Cabernet Sauvignon 12-bottle case

Regular price $540.00 Sale price$169.00 Save $371.00
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From a Napa family with some of the most legendary estate vineyards for Cabernet Sauvignon in all of Napa Valley, Mendocino, and Lake County, Lot 476 is a 100% single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon grown at their Ukiah site. Pinpointing an exact price comparison is difficult because it’s renowned as a component of triple-digit Napa releases, but a conservative estimate (based on label and vineyard prestige) would put this around $45/bottle, $540/case. Under our label things are a bit different – this gem is yours for almost 70% OFF.


Available for purchase in the U.S. only excluding AL, AK, AR, DE, HI, MS, ND, RI, UT, WV.

***BOTTLING MID-JUNE, SHIPPING SHORTLY AFTER***

Today’s offer comes to us from a Napa family with some of the most legendary (and high-priced) estate vineyards for Cabernet Sauvignon in all of Napa Valley, Mendocino, and Lake County.

As readers of this list know, Mendocino is a “secret weapon” for the blue-chip estates of Napa and Sonoma. A gold mine both literally and metaphorically (the first vineyards here were planted by Gold Rush settlers near the dig sites), its grapes are often the secret sauce that the major houses use to add extra dimension to their Proprietary Reds.

Lot 476 is a 100% single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from our source's Ukiah site that’s been an essential element in Napa Valley Proprietary Reds for almost fifty years. A larger yield from the 2022 vintage created the rare opportunity to acquire a standalone expression from this vineyard – it simply blew us away, and we knew we had to procure it for this list. Pinpointing an exact price comparison is difficult because it’s renowned as a component of triple-digit Napa releases, but a conservative estimate (based on label and vineyard prestige) would put this around $45/bottle, $540/case. As you know, under our label things are a bit different – this gem from Gold Rush country is yours for almost 70% OFF.

Our price: $169/case DELIVERED,
$14+/bottle to your door.

Mendocino’s winters are brisk (bordering on frigid) and summers are hot, resulting in one of the lengthier growing seasons in the state. The extra time on the vine means added elegance in your glass, while the more affordable land/farming costs means exceptional quality for price.

Planted to gravelly loam soils with excellent drainage, the grapes were hand harvested before undergoing gentle fermentation, then moved into a no-expense-spared barrel regimen of 100% French oak. Our source’s winemaker has been working with this vineyard for decades, and that mastery is clearly on display when you pour it into the glass…

On the nose, beautiful high-toned red fruit and cassis are underpinned by turned leaves, blue fruit, and soft leather. Terroir abounds on palate entry, with pepper, leather, cherry-esque acidity, and forest floor framed by medium+ acidity, wet stone minerality, and medium-grained crushed tannins. The finish is long, barrel-kissed with vanilla bean, spice, and resonant earthy tones that make for a wine that’s equally quaffable on its own or accompanying a meal.
 
13.5% alc


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