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2008 MASTERY “PROPRIETARY RED”

Winemaker Philippe Melka fermented each lot of 100% Gemstone Vineyard fruit at Vineyard 29 and aged them for 22 months in French oak barrels (85% new) from producers which include Taransaud, Ermitage and Baron.  This wonderful wine was bottled on August 10th, 2010, with minimal fining and no filtration.  The results are simply stunning…

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2017 RAPP RANCH NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY

Some of the most memorable Chardonnays offer a brilliant play between tension and elegance. Rapp Ranch’s 2017 Napa Chardonnay is a stunning example and arose from two different sites that work beautifully together, and harmoniously accentuate the best qualities from one another. This liquid gold was also made by Rudy Zuidema, whom you might recognize as the winemaker for Mastery.

The 2017 vintage intertwines fruit from the Truchard Vineyard, which lies just up the hill from Lee Hudson’s Vineyard, as well as the Poseidon Vineyard, which sits directly on the Napa Valley Marina. The Truchard block sits between Far Niente and Nickel and Nickle’s rows and contributes the incredibly opulent and expressive fruit.

The Poseidon Vineyard is planted in clay soils and contributes an electric acidity that lifts the richer fruit from Truchard. It’s the power and muscle behind the pure and delicious Truchard fruit. This beauty is simply one of my favorite Napa Chardonnays that I’ve tasted this year. With 232 cases made, don’t wait to stake your claim.

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2018 RECOLTANT NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON

It feels great to be on the leading edge of a new brand that’s destined to make an impact in the competitive $40 Napa Cabernet category. Recoltant is the younger brother to Le Pich and Purlieu, and the wine is produced by Julien Fayard, who is absolutely at the top of his game.

Recoltant is a collaboration of declassified barrels of premium Cabernet that didn’t quite fit into Le Pich or Purlieu.  The final blend was stitched together from several celebrated regions throughout Napa Valley, and Julian made the wine with the same standards of excellence that he practices in all of his projects.  

Julien Fayard learned his craft at Chateau Lafite Rothschild, before gaining even more valuable experience as Director of Winemaking for Philippe Melka at elite Napa Valley producers like Lail, Gemstone, Hundred Acre, and Mastery. The result is so great at under forty bucks that you really have to try it.

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2016 RAPP RANCH NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON

You might recognize Rudy Zuidema as the winemaker for Mastery, but you might not be as familiar with Rapp Ranch & Shadybrook Estate, where Rudy is making absolutely stunning wines from the iconic Coombsville region.  Rudy has a  natural approach to winemaking, with an emphasis on small-lot techniques, and he crafts balanced wines that perfectly embody sense of place, elegance, purity, and power.

This 2016 Cabernet arose from a site located on volcanic soils on the Eastern outskirts of the town of Napa, in the highly acclaimed Coombsville region.  On the palate the wine is classic Coombsville with detailed cocoa dusted black cherry, perfectly ripe blackberries and graphite.

Emerging from the blockbuster 2016 vintage which ranks as the highest rated vintage since 1997 according to the Wine Spectator Vintage Report, this 2016 is finely detailed and effortlessly balanced. 

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THE ENTHUSIAST SPECIAL MIXED 15-PACK

We don’t always save the best for last, but in this case, we most certainly did.  Our holiday cases were so popular last year that we had a significant number requests this season to recreate them, and we listened… Literally mixing things up, we’ve carefully created 3 different levels of assorted 15 bottle cases, and we’ve saved our deepest discounts of the year for the last day of the year. Each and every wine selected is one that we be proud to have in our own cellars, but at prices substantially lower than even our normal discounts…

“The Enthusiast” Special Mixed 15-Pack Includes: 

3 Bottles… Barnett 2016 Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon

(Retails @ $80/btl)

3 Bottles… Guarachi 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

(Retails @ $90/btl)

3 Bottles…Duckhorn 2016 Three Palms Merlot 

 (Retails @ $110/btl)

3 Bottles… Mastery 2016 Proprietary Red”

(Retails @ $95/btl)

3 Bottles… Williams Selyem 2017 Eastside Road Pinot Noir

(Retails @ $59/btl)

 

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2016 PURLIEU NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON

At under $100/btl, Purlieu’s Napa Cabernet is remarkably stunning, and when you consider the list of fruit sources that they produce single-vineyard wines from, which includes; Beckstoffer To-Kalon, Georges III, Missouri Hopper and Sugarloaf, it’s an easy decision to try their Napa Cab which is a cuvée of multiple sites.  With a 95 Point score from Robert Parker, we don’t expect this remarkable wine to be available for long.

This phenomenal wine is made by Julien Fayard, who learned his craft at Chateau Lafite Rothschild, and then gained even more valuable experience as Director of Winemaking for Philippe Melka at elite Napa Valley producers like Lail, Gemstone, Hundred Acre, Vineyard 29, and Mastery…  He’s undoubtably one of the most talented up-and-coming winemakers in the Valley. 

Drawing from several celebrated regions, and some of the best vineyards throughout Napa Valley, each individual site and unique micro-climate elevates the final complex blend.   With Purlieu’s rapidly expanding following, solid reputation for excellence along with the very strong reviews, I highly recommend adding some to your cellar.

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2016 LE PICH “NAPA VALLEY” CABERNET SAUVIGNON

It feels great to be on the leading edge of a fledgling brand that’s soared into something as special as Le Pich and Purlieu.  We first introduced their inaugural 2009 vintage back in 2012, and never stopped singing their praises. Even with the number of times that I’ve tasted Le Pich over the years, I’m still enthralled each time I try it, but never more than our recent tasting of the 2016.  It’s unequivocally the best Cabernet from Le Pich and it’s already earned 94 Points from Robert Parker.  As the second label for Purlieu, a rising cult producer whose Cabernets range $95-$200/btl, Le Pich always delivers an amazingly high level of quality, without the lofty price tag that often comes with it.

Earning its biggest score yet in the 2016 vintage, I wouldn’t wait to secure yours.  This phenomenal Napa Cab is made by Julien Fayard, who learned his craft at Chateau Lafite Rothschild.  Julien then gained valuable experience as Director of Winemaking for Philippe Melka at elite Napa Valley producers like Lail, Gemstone, Hundred Acre, Vineyard 29, and Mastery… Taking everything to the next level in terms of quality, the 2016 Le Pich is gorgeously concentrated, dramatic and wonderfully expressive.  Drawing from several celebrated regions throughout Napa Valley, each vineyard and unique micro-climate elevates the final complex blend.  The net result is that Le Pich is one of our best selling brands of all times, for good reason.  I strongly recommend a case…

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2015 QUILCEDA CREEK SPECIAL MIXED 15-PACK

Modeling absolute excellence, very few wines have a track record of mastery as illustrious as Quilceda Creek.  Averaging 98.9 Points from Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, over the past 14 vintages, Quilceda Creek’s Estate Cabernet doesn’t just compete with the best wines in the world, it sets the bar for them.  Their Estate Cabernet has also appeared Wine Spectator Top 100 list on five separate occasions and many would credit the winery with putting Washington’s Columbia Valley AVA on the map.

Special Mixed 15-Pack Includes:
10 Bottles of 2015 Quilceda Creek “CVR” ($69.99/btl)
5 Bottles of 2015 Quilceda Creek Cabernet ($189.99/btl)

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2015 QUILCEDA CREEK CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Modeling absolute excellence, very few wines have a track record of mastery as illustrious as Quilceda Creek.  Averaging 98.9 Points from Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, over the past 14 vintages, Quilceda Creek’s Estate Cabernet doesn’t just compete with the best wines in the world, it sets the bar for them.  Their Estate Cabernet has also appeared Wine Spectator Top 100 list on five separate occasions and many would credit the winery with putting Washington’s Columbia Valley AVA on the map. Jeb Dunnuck, former critic at Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate has already scored the 2015 a near perfect 99 Points and we don’t expect our allocation to last through the day…

Utilizing 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Champoux, Lake Wallula, Palengat, and Wallula Gap Vineyards this stunning achievement spends 20 months developing in 100% New French oak Barrels.  With greatness immersed so deep, you can literally taste it, the 2015 saturates your palate in voluptuous dark berries, black plum, tobacco, minerals and cocoa. I strongly recommend securing some, while supplies last.  We simply never have enough of this wine to satisfy demand.

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2016 LE PICH “RUSSIAN RIVER” CHARDONNAY

A sensual and beautifully detailed California Chardonnay, this phenomenal wine is made by Julien Fayard, who learned his craft at Chateau Lafite Rothschild.  Julien then gained valuable, first-hand experience as Director of Winemaking for Philippe Melka at elite Napa Valley producers like Lail, Gemstone, Hundred Acre, Vineyard 29, Mastery.   Absolutely weightless upon entry, exquisite flavors wrap your palate in a silk blanket, laced with white peach, caramelized apples, honeyed apricot, lemon oil and subtle hazelnuts.

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