Current Release Tasting Notes


 
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2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Sam's Pick, Napa Valley

Sam’s Pick represents the “limited release” one-time harvest of a special Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard. Nestled in St. Helena, this small vineyard held only enough grapes to fill half a barrel! The remaining fruit was supplemented with Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes picked from the prestigious Oakville AVA. The resulting wine offers aromas of cedar spice, pipe tobacco, and cherry pie, with hints of spiced oak and espresso. While tasting wonderful now, the refined tannins should allow Sam's Pick to age nicely over the next 5-12 years. 22 cases. $75/btl; $900/cs

Harvest Challenge Int'l 2018 GOLD,
International Women's Wine Competition 2018 BRONZE

*This wine will NOT be included in any automatic Liquid Art Club Shipments.

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, E & S Vineyard, Coombsville AVA, Napa Valley

This boutique vineyard was planted in 2002, in what would become Napa Valley’s newest AVA - Coombsville. The 2015 grapes were harvested at 26.6° Brix and aged 28 months in small French oak barrels. The wine opens with pronounced notes of cassis, cranberry, and sweet black licorice, along with hints of black pepper, cherry preserves, sweet cedar, and black tea. The palate unfolds with notes of creamy cherry cordial, blackberry, vanilla, and continues to unfold with touches of maple syrup, dark chocolate, and graphite. Finely balanced with elegant tannins the E & S Cabernet should develop beautifully over the next 8-15 years. 44 cases. $85/btl; $1020/cs

International Women's Wine Competition 2018 GOLD,
Harvest Challenge Int'l 2018 SILVER,
Orange County Fair's Commercial Wine Comp 2018 BRONZE

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Canyon Ranch, Coombsville AVA, Napa Valley

Opens with pure and concentrated notes of cassis and blackberry, licorice spice, with hints of cherry cordial, graphite, vanilla, and pipe tobacco. The rich textured palate unfolds with notes of dried blackberry, cassis, black licorice, and vanilla cream coupled with velvety tannins that linger through a pleasingly long finish. 67 cases produced. FIVE (5) cases available!
FOUR GOLD MEDALS: Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Comp, Harvest Challenge International & Int’l Women’s Wine Comp. & American Fine Wine Invitational 2018

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Canyon Ranch, Coombsville AVA, Napa Valley

This naturally farmed hillside vineyard never even sees a tractor! We picked the grapes at 26° Brix and aged in small French oak barrels, (50% new) for 28 months. The wine opens with aromatic notes of candied licorice, anise, chai tea, and vanilla caramel. On the palate, it unfolds with chewy mouth filling tannins, creamy cherry cola, toasted brioche, toasty oak, black cherry, hints of cedar, and tobacco box. Ample tannins, a taught frame, and nice balance, Oak Canyon Ranch’s Cabernet will age gracefully over the coming 5-18 years. 21 cases $95/btl; $1140/cs SOLD OUT

Harvest Challenge Int'l 2018 GOLD,
International Women's Wine Competition 2018 SILVER,
Orange County Fair's Commercial Wine Comp 2018 BRONZE

2018 Verdelho, Shenandoah Valley, California’s amador county

The color is light yellow with green hues. The wine pops in the glass with fresh aromas of green pineapple, ripe quince, vanilla custard, and almost hints of banana. The balanced palate follows the aromas plus creamy lemon custard pie, juicy apple, pineapple, plus hints of vanilla spice and a long finish. This white wine is as beautiful with 5 o'clock as it is dinner! Delicious now, it should age nicely over the next 2-5 years. 24 cases produced. *Liquid Art Club members are invited to ADD this wine to their annual May or October shipments! $28/btl; $336/cs