Current Release Tasting Notes


 

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon OAK CANYON RANCH, COOMBSVILLE AVA, Napa Valley

2016 Oak Canyon Ranch

2016 Oak Canyon Ranch

Pops open with notes of boysenberry jam, black currant, dark chocolate, with hints of cassis and rootbeer spices. The palate is very expressive with notes of cassis, blackberry, cedar tobacco box, hints at maple vanilla, chocolate covered espresso beans, and ... soft yet structured tannins, built to last, up to 22 years. Aged 28 months in 50% new Quintessence French barrels. 47 cases. $90/btl; $1080/cs

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2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Flying j’s Vineyard, Coombsville AVA, Napa Valley

Opens with pronounced notes of black pepper and cedar, followed by classic Cabernet aromas of cassis, black licorice, dried cherry and blackberry, and spicy sarsaparilla. The palate unfolds with maple tinged cedar, cassis, dried currants, pomegranate, spiced plum cake with sweet round tannins, and a long finish. Young and tasty now, should age nicely for the next 8-20 years. Aged 28 months in once-filled Quintessence French barrels. 47 cases. $85/btl; $1020/cs

2018 Verdelho, Shenandoah Valley, California’s amador county

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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 annual May or October shipments! $28/btl; $336/cs