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.
Opened it with a bit of hesitation. But was pleasantly surprised by this delightful wine. Look to order only to find it out of stock. That was the only disappointing aspect of this wine.
A varietal I had never tried
I was told this was a varietal that I would enjoy.
It delivered big time.
Don't be scared to try new things.
First time I've tried this varietal. Very interesting. Agree with most reviewers that this has a dry finish . Reminds me a bit of a franc. Nice find by CH. I would try again.
Very good. Never even heard of Lagrein. Glad I tried it.
If you have not tried this, TRY IT, and thank me later.
This was a very aromatic, delicious wine. had never had it before and was intrigued so much I can't wait to have my next glass.
Dark and rich
Needs time to open up but has good dark fruit and interesting spice
Very good wine
We loved this wine so much and wanted to order a case but it sold out! I can see why
A new varietal for me, but with deep and engaging flavors, a hit for the price
I did not know this grape, but now would like to try more. The flavors are a bit like a nice Cab, and they are deep and serious, as one would like in a wine. I will try more give the opportunity.
Excellent! Recommend and would buy again.
Never tasted Lagrein. Very dark, dry and powerful. Loved the wine and would buy again.
Wasn't sure what to expect since we were new to this grape. Decanted two hours before drinking but this doesn't seem to have been long enough. At first it seemed simple but over time it opened up and we enjoyed it more.