OG N.76 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 12-bottle case SHIPS FEB 1
Purchased prior to the fires and kept in barrel until last December, N.76 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is from one of Calistoga's premier producer's. Their estate vineyard occupies the alluvial washes draining down from Mt. St. Helena and the Palisades. And, while I often find Calistoga Cabernet's to be a bit too "open knit" and light in color due to the northern Napa Valley heat, here the gravelly drainage's keep yields naturally low for proper ripening and color density. Also helping balance things out is fruit from St. Helena which makes up about about 40% of the wineries final blend.
The final product is an archetypal Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with broad appeal, a perennial 91-92 pt Cabernet that's as comfortable on Tuesday night as it is on Saturday night. It sells out of the winery tasting room for well over $60/bottle - a steal at $13/bottle, $156/case.
Deep ruby in the glass - almost opaque. Opens with a jubilee of cherry, dark, dusty plum and mocha adding creme de cassis and raspberry notes with air. Allspice and pretty red rock minerality lift the nose. Terrific weigh on entry ripe with creme de cassis and vanilla-flecked cherry notes dominating the lush but well-balanced palate. The finish is long and clean with pure, pretty fruit throughout. Exquisitely balanced and built to drink well now and over the next decade.
97% Cabernet, 3% Merlot
60% Calistoga, 40% St. Helena
30% new French oak
800 cases available
Bottled December 15th, 2020