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Barbour Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2016 Magnum

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CWA97

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $325.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles 

97 Points | CWA
“Similar to many of Napa’s top tier 2016 Cabernets, this new 2016 Barbour delivers supreme satisfaction now (decanting recommended) and monumental potential for long-term enjoyment thanks to velvety smooth tannins. Deliciously balanced dark fruit (black cherries, blackberry compote) combine with notes of toasted pecan, dark cocoa and sage culminating in a captivating finish.. Remarkably distinguished now and will continue to deliver immense enjoyment through 2028.” - California Wine Advisors

“Proprietor Jim Barbour (one of Napa’s elite Vineyard Managers…and an astonishingly humble guy) cherry picks the finest fruit for this special passion project he deems worthy of baring his name. Barbour was instrumental in the success of Hundred Acre and I enjoy this Cabernet every bit as much, not to mention the price tag is $350+ lower! Barbour always moves fast, so please RSVP now to reserve your allocation request with my team.” - Hal Oates, Porthos Founder and President

Celia Welch’s Scarecrow Cabernet Sells for $4,333 per bottle!
On Saturday, February 22, 2014, five cases of a Napa Valley wine sold for record-setting $4,333 a bottle at Premiere Napa Valley auction. A Los Angeles retailer paid $260,000 for just 60 bottles of a special edition of 2012 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines on offer were mostly from 2012, a warm vintage that has received praise from winemakers for being easy to work with. The total of $5.9 million spent ($283 per bottle) nearly doubled last year's haul of $3.04 million. Scarecrow winemaker Celia Welch, who sat beside winery owner Bret Lopez and his partner Mimi DeBlasio, said: "At about $150,000, I just kind of went blank. I never expected it to go anywhere near that kind of money. It's just about taking really good care of these ancient vines. Each of them is so special and unique. In the winery, it's really just about holding on to that special intensity." The wine, "Toto's Opium Dream, Scene III," was a barrel selection from a block of vines planted in 1945. Robert Parker called the barrel selection of 2012 Scarecrow that he tasted (which may not have been the same wine) "another blockbuster potentially meriting a three digit score," saying: "This fruit bomb displays the classic sucrosity and sweetness of creme de cassis, toasty oak, licorice and floral notes." Parker has awarded Scarecrow 100 points on multiple occasions; the average retail bottle price of that wine on Wine-Searcher is now $893, about 20 percent of what each bottle of this wine cost wholesale.
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*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles 

97 Points | CWA
“Similar to many of Napa’s top tier 2016 Cabernets, this new 2016 Barbour delivers supreme satisfaction now (decanting recommended) and monumental potential for long-term enjoyment thanks to velvety smooth tannins. Deliciously balanced dark fruit (black cherries, blackberry compote) combine with notes of toasted pecan, dark cocoa and sage culminating in a captivating finish.. Remarkably distinguished now and will continue to deliver immense enjoyment through 2028.” - California Wine Advisors

“Proprietor Jim Barbour (one of Napa’s elite Vineyard Managers…and an astonishingly humble guy) cherry picks the finest fruit for this special passion project he deems worthy of baring his name. Barbour was instrumental in the success of Hundred Acre and I enjoy this Cabernet every bit as much, not to mention the price tag is $350+ lower! Barbour always moves fast, so please RSVP now to reserve your allocation request with my team.” - Hal Oates, Porthos Founder and President

Celia Welch’s Scarecrow Cabernet Sells for $4,333 per bottle!
On Saturday, February 22, 2014, five cases of a Napa Valley wine sold for record-setting $4,333 a bottle at Premiere Napa Valley auction. A Los Angeles retailer paid $260,000 for just 60 bottles of a special edition of 2012 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines on offer were mostly from 2012, a warm vintage that has received praise from winemakers for being easy to work with. The total of $5.9 million spent ($283 per bottle) nearly doubled last year's haul of $3.04 million. Scarecrow winemaker Celia Welch, who sat beside winery owner Bret Lopez and his partner Mimi DeBlasio, said: "At about $150,000, I just kind of went blank. I never expected it to go anywhere near that kind of money. It's just about taking really good care of these ancient vines. Each of them is so special and unique. In the winery, it's really just about holding on to that special intensity." The wine, "Toto's Opium Dream, Scene III," was a barrel selection from a block of vines planted in 1945. Robert Parker called the barrel selection of 2012 Scarecrow that he tasted (which may not have been the same wine) "another blockbuster potentially meriting a three digit score," saying: "This fruit bomb displays the classic sucrosity and sweetness of creme de cassis, toasty oak, licorice and floral notes." Parker has awarded Scarecrow 100 points on multiple occasions; the average retail bottle price of that wine on Wine-Searcher is now $893, about 20 percent of what each bottle of this wine cost wholesale.



Ratings Sources

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

Winery Barbour Vineyards

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Napa Valley