Anderson's Conn Valley
2016 Estate Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Napa Valley
Remember when we offered this a while back? We are RELENTLESS when it comes to pushing for the best deals possible and this time we’re offloading an even BIGGER 53% off this stunning double 94 point Estate Reserve Cabernet from one of Napa’s most esteemed classic producers.
Robert Parker originally woke the world up to the riches at Anderson Conn Valley: “Since 1990, Cabernet Sauvignon has an enviable track record at Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyard. Tucked away in the sometimes seemingly forgotten Conn Valley, this winery is run with considerable gusto by Todd Anderson. This is an undeniable source of very complex and potentially age-worthy wines… If you have not yet discovered the wines from this nearly 28-acre vineyard tucked away a few miles east of the famed Meadowood Resort, it’s time.” He and other notable critics handed out countless 95+ scores over the years for their wines.
Winemaker Robert Hunt unpacks his years of experience and talent into this wine. He’s no stranger to big gun Cabs, having made them at Clos Pegase Pine Ridge, Colgin, and Ovid to name a few. Smoky, intense and explosively rich on the nose with cassis, blueberry, and pine needles. Bursting dark chocolatey tannins with bold, ripe cherries, fresh baked pie crust, licorice, and scorched earth extend through a long, round, rich mouthfeel. This is a statement wine, designed to impress right now but also capable of aging for many, many years.
Our advice? Bring this bad boy to any dinner party and folks will know for sure you’re a dead serious, wicked smart wine connoisseur. While they’re tasting it you can regale them with tales about how it earned a pair of 94 point scores, and casually mention the $125 price tag (nobody needs to know what you actually paid). Within moments they’ll think you have more street cred than the Jonas brothers.
But first, you gotta snag a bottle or three…
Here’s what the wine press has to say:
94 Points - Wine Advocate - “Deep purple-black in color, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve is a little closed to begin, slowly revealing fresh blackberries, blackcurrants and black plums notes with touches of eucalypt, cinnamon stick, roses and fertile soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-filling black fruits with plenty of spicy accents and a pleasantly chewy finish. Drink 2019-2034.”
94 Points - Jeb Dunnuck - “ The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve spent 22 months in 55% new French oak. It offers a classic Cabernet nose of blackcurrants, new saddle leather, lead pencil, and dried tobacco. This gives way to a medium to full-bodied, supple, elegant wine that has loads of charm and character. It’s a beautiful wine that will keep for 15 years or more. Drink 2019-2034.”
The perfect amalgamation of black, blue and purple with faint red highlights.
Smoky, intense and explosively rich with cassis, blueberry, and pine needles.
Bursting dark chocolate-y tannins with bold, ripe cherries and scorched earth.
Authoritative and ever so building in intensity with a fresh minerality to spare.
A long-term cellar red for the ages, decant for a decadent feast for the senses.
What the Winery Says
- Todd Anderson
- 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot
- Napa Valley
- 22 months
- 55% new French oak