Lot 571 | 2014 Napa Valley
A sublime shiner with the absolute highest pedigree of sourcing and two years bottle aging.
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- Napa Valley
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2025
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From an estate in Oakville where the pedigree of the vintner and winemaking team honestly couldn't get any higher, I have about 200 cases of sublime shiners. I can't divulge any more details about the sourcing, but I can say that this comes direct from the cellar with perfect provenance, is an archetypal version of its varietal, has over two years bottle aging, and sells for $70 under the original label. The final blend incorporates a dollop of Mount Veeder fruit - just enough to push it over the line to Napa Valley appellation (85% is the threshold for sup-appellated wines), but the moment it hits your lips, you'll understand why I pulled the trigger on this wine.
No-expense-spared vineyard management and winemaking, including concrete egg fermentations and an abundance of high quality French oak. This is a beautifully rendered, knockout expression of what Napa Valley has to offer.
Just found this guy in the back of the wine closet. Really enjoyed the subtle pepper hints and fruity front. I probably should have bought more.
Wish I would have bought a case or more. Just opened my first bottle and I am glad I waited. It is fruity dark cherry/dark berry flavors and complex with savory notes and smoother yet firm tannins. It was a great pairing with grilled/smokey Tri-tip. Made me miss CA.
Let it Breathe
Wish I bought more! Didn't decant enough in the beginning but once it opened up it was a fabulous Malbec. Wish it was a little more peppery though. Overall delicious!
This was a very nice Malbec...not as nuanced as I thought it would be...was expecting a little more spice or something...but overall very good...for this price point I would spend a couple bucks more and get Cab 609 which is still by far the best CH red in this price range
BEST Malbec I've ever drank
BEST Malbec I've ever drank
My biggest disappointment was why I didn't by a case. This was a stunning bottle of wine. Decant was like watching a rose unfold, fragrant, complex flavors .. I can't say enough about this one. I'm glad I got 3 bottles. CH - get more of this!!
CH description says it all. Improved immensely after 24 hr decant. Deep, earthy and spicy.
After thoroughly enjoying the Cab Franc (Lot 572) I eagerly cracked open this selection and it did not disappoint! Easily the best Malbec I've ever had and at a great price point. Immediately ordered more!
I really enjoy Malbec and this is one of the best! I think that for $29, you can't find a better tasting Malbec. I will buy again.
Great Malbec Fruit
Best value- $20-25 less than the best Alexander Valley Malbec's i.e, full body
Based on the reviews, I had to give this a try. It paired perfectly with a grilled ribeye. Actually, I can't remember a bottle of Malbec that I enjoyed more. I'll be ordering more soon.