Style: Medium, Smooth
Flavors: Blueberry, Oak, Raspberry
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.