Lot 634 | 2016 St. Helena
Perhaps the rarest varietal in Napa Valley. Only 175 cases available!
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As dark as any Petite Sirah in the glass, this black hole of a wine looks intimidating, but is really classy in so many ways. The aromatics are still emerging and definitely improving - we've had this wine in bottle for six months now, and it’s just waking up. Blackcurrant, mocha and blackberry are nuanced by pretty white florals and well delineated on the palate, but clearly there is more to come here. The wine enters the palate harmonious and lithe, and just as it begins to share itself, a lovely wave of wooly tannins quiets down the party but leads to a long processional of fruit and tannin. Definitely a cellar candidate - the wine’s youth and structure indicate the best is yet to come.
- St. Helena
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2025
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Sourced from a small boutique family winery in St. Helena, crafted by a team with extensive European winemaking experience in addition to Napa Valley pedigree. The wine displays a New World richness compared to its Trentino cousin, but remains all class and will impress you with its deeply resinous, dark and inky personality.
Delicious with pork in mole sauce
Wow - the sumptuous dark red color right out of the bottle foretold the even better taste! Just a hint of sweetness, and terrific body and finish. Wish there was more.
Deep and Bold
Deep rich color, oak dry finish. Lovely and light on the pallet. Lasting finish. Great with charcoal meat.
Looking for more!
What a pleasant surprize trying this variety for my first time. I shared it at a group wine party and it was the first to disappear! Hopefully there will be more from that source.
This is the first Lagrein I have tried and will now get more. Surprising that a wine this dark could be so smooth. Nice blend of full fruit and well balanced tannins. Only got better as we enjoyed with a nice filet.
Great now...incredible in a few years without a doubt
Get it Before it’s Gone
One of the best I’ve bought from CH! Bold, jammy, and smooth. Had it with a caramelized BBQ beef and it was amazing. Bought some more while it’s in stock. Excited to introduce Langerin to my vino friends!
Never heard of the Lagrein grape and I was pleasantly surprised with this bottle. Plenty of tannins, spice and fruit with this one. After opening and letting it breath for an hour, we really enjoyed this bottle.
From a grape I never heard of to a petit syrah dream. I really enjoyed it upon arrival but want to see what it does with age. Thanks for expanding our varietals.
Another new grape - thanks
Time to get more before it goes away. A nice alternative to Cab. If I knew the correct pronunciation I could sound much more knowledgeable about this great wine well described by others.
So sad I missed out on getting more of this beauty. Opened it up to let it breathe for about 90 minutes and it was well worth it. Bright up front with a full almost caramel thick mouth feel and a finish so full of tannins that it almost feels like a new glass.
If you were lucky enough to score some of these, cellar it, treasure it, love it. I can only envy your getting to savor it in a few years.