A blockbuster single-vineyard Cabernet from Spring Mountain! Huge and concentrated, the Peacock Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley should be on your short list of up-and-coming Cult Cabs from Napa!
Winemaker Craig Becker has fashioned just the fifth vintage of this mountain Cabernet (used to go into Barnett Peacock Vineyard Cabernet), with a great deal of character: sumptuous, elegant, powerful and intense. Peacock Vineyards proprietors Chris and Betsy Peacock's home vineyard sits on spectacular steep rolling knoll where the vineyards perch in Napa's Spring Mountain District, known for some of California's most powerful and coveted Cabernets.
Try this small-production gem before word gets out!
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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!