One o f our favorite Napa Valley Chardonnays from Miner Family. Limited.
Why "wild" ? The grapes for the Miner Wild Yeast Chardonnay are fermented using only indigenous yeast cultures found on the skins of the grapes themselves, in the vineyards and within the walls of the winery. Gracefully sailing through full malolactic, the wine retains its vital acidity along with incredible freshness and richness. Aromas of vanilla and pear are followed by effusive ripe fruit flavors and subtle toastiness on the palate. Citrus and caramel notes add to the intrigue of this smooth, supple and unabashedly sexy chardonnay.
previous vintage 95 Points Connoisseur's Guide: "Miner Wild Yeast Chardonnay has complex notes of ripe apples, creme brulee, toasted bread and savory spices are combined in the deeply framed, rich aromas of this full-bodied, mouthfilling and well-balanced wine. It follows on the palate with ripe and wide-ranging flavors and has both the range and depth to be a great mealtime choice to accompany well-seasoned roasted chicken served with fancy reduction sauce or for the fleshy fishes with fusion-influened sauces. It does not need long aging but is certain to reward a few years of patient cellaring."
$ 79.99 $ 85.00
New release of Caymus' 2016 Cabernet now available!
previous vintage 94 Points Robert Parker: "The Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley has a dense opaque purple color, a kiss of blackberry and cassis fruit, a full-bodied mouthfeel with ripe tannin and a long finish. It is very Caymus in its immediate accessibility, but has plenty of staying power and depth. This is lush, full, intense and pure. Drink it over the next 15 or so years."
Caymus Vineyards produces two Cabernets Sauvignons – a “Napa Valley” and the venerable “Special Selection”. Both Cabernet bottlings have aromas and flavors which can only be achieved through “hang time” – a technique which chances the loss of crop if early winter sets in. Leaving the fruit to “hang” on the vine unusually long develops suppleness, increases color, and matures the tannins of the grapes. The wines are abundant in textural tannins yet soft as velvet. Crop thinning, allowing measured sunlight to reach the vine’s fruit zone, and waiting for increased ripeness are all part of our viticultural practices. Caymus Cabernets offer a wide array of aromas and flavors including cocoa, cassis and vanilla.
★ 95 Points
A blockbuster new Cabernet blend from Hestan Vineyards. Usually only available to mailing list members we have a small amount of this tiny production Cabernet while our allocation lasts!