You know those incredible terraced-hillside vineyards you see as you drive north through Napa Valley? Ever wondered what a Cabernet from one of those vineyards would taste like?
Well, now is your chance.
Opaque, deep ruby in the glass. Sexy white flower and herb top note with blackberry jam and cassis aromas pushing through the savory
animalé and iron. Remarkably supple and smooth on entry with rich fruit, licorice and iron-specked mineral playing out over robust but perfectly integrated, even sweet, tannins. One fine magic carpet ride this wine.
The producer recently received a 94-point score Decanter Magazine for the same cuvee as we have on offer today!
Check-in tasting 3.24.22 - N.64 2018 Calistoga “Hillside” Cabernet Sauvignon – HOLD - Red Vines, rock and leather start the party with molten brown sugar, freshly hewn cedar, and dark juicy blackberry syrup joining with air. As rich and chewy as it is, it’s also surprisingly restrained for Calistoga thanks to its hillside arrangement. Nevertheless, and despite it starting to crack open, this is a badass monster of wine that deserves a spot in your cellar. What a hidden gem!
96% Cabernet, 4% Petite Verdot
60% new French oak 15% alc. 500 cases available Bottling Nov. 9th