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100 Point Napa Cabernet Collection

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Price: $1,899.00

 
This exclusive collection contains three bottles of exceedingly rare Napa Cabernets that have all recently garnered “Perfect” 100 point ratings from leading sources:

Dominus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2016 - 100 RP
“A blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 8% Cabernet Franc aged in 40% new oak, the 2016 Proprietary Red Wine is deep purple-black in color and quite reticent at this youthful stage to begin, offering up subtle notions of potpourri, Indian spices, cigar box and iron ore over a core of crushed blackberries and black cherries with intermittent wafts of black and red currants, new leather and smoked meats. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a densely packed mid-palate and oodles of freshness framed by very ripe, finely grained tannins and laced with compelling earthy accents. It offers incredible vibrancy with tons of black and red fruit sparkle in the mid-palate leading to a provocative mineral element on the very long finish. If I could give more than 100 for this one, I would. To be released in May 2019.” - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele 2010 - 100 CWA
“The Araujo Eisele 2010 has become a truly ravishing wine, benefiting immensely from a few years of cellar time. Built like a thoroughbred, this Cabernet blend is a remarkable experience now and will continue to delight for another decade. Intense notes of voluptuous dark fruit are deftly balanced by plush tannins and perfectly integrated oak. The majestic finish lasts a full minute now with tantalizing notes of espresso, truffles, and exotic herbs. This is one of the finest Napa reds we’ve sampled!” - California Wine Advisors 

Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2016 - 100 RP
“Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is still very tight and youthful, slowly unfurling to reveal a multifaceted wine with tons of black, blue and red fruit sparks—plums, cherries, black currants and red currants—with dark chocolate, cedar chest, black tea and red roses in the background plus wafts of pencil lead and prosciutto. Medium-bodied and firmly textured by superbly ripe, grainy tannins, it has a fantastic core of intense, complex layers, finishing on an edifying mineral note. Wow!” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
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This exclusive collection contains three bottles of exceedingly rare Napa Cabernets that have all recently garnered “Perfect” 100 point ratings from leading sources:

Dominus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2016 - 100 RP
“A blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 8% Cabernet Franc aged in 40% new oak, the 2016 Proprietary Red Wine is deep purple-black in color and quite reticent at this youthful stage to begin, offering up subtle notions of potpourri, Indian spices, cigar box and iron ore over a core of crushed blackberries and black cherries with intermittent wafts of black and red currants, new leather and smoked meats. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a densely packed mid-palate and oodles of freshness framed by very ripe, finely grained tannins and laced with compelling earthy accents. It offers incredible vibrancy with tons of black and red fruit sparkle in the mid-palate leading to a provocative mineral element on the very long finish. If I could give more than 100 for this one, I would. To be released in May 2019.” - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele 2010 - 100 CWA
“The Araujo Eisele 2010 has become a truly ravishing wine, benefiting immensely from a few years of cellar time. Built like a thoroughbred, this Cabernet blend is a remarkable experience now and will continue to delight for another decade. Intense notes of voluptuous dark fruit are deftly balanced by plush tannins and perfectly integrated oak. The majestic finish lasts a full minute now with tantalizing notes of espresso, truffles, and exotic herbs. This is one of the finest Napa reds we’ve sampled!” - California Wine Advisors 

Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2016 - 100 RP
“Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is still very tight and youthful, slowly unfurling to reveal a multifaceted wine with tons of black, blue and red fruit sparks—plums, cherries, black currants and red currants—with dark chocolate, cedar chest, black tea and red roses in the background plus wafts of pencil lead and prosciutto. Medium-bodied and firmly textured by superbly ripe, grainy tannins, it has a fantastic core of intense, complex layers, finishing on an edifying mineral note. Wow!” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

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