Meyer Family Cellars

2016 'Spitfire' Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon •Bonny's Vineyard

California: Napa Valley: Oakville

Offer Expired:Oct 18, 2020 at 11:59 pm
$60.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Ignited

Happy Sunday you fine looking Operative, you!

Sorry, but we’re on a good one today because Meyer Family is back with a smokin’ hot Oakville offering! There’s a pot roast slow cooking, football on TV, and I’m eagerly waiting to pull the cork on this one tonight. Life is gooood.

Now for the uninitiated, Meyer Family is a super cool, in-the-know boutique winery, you might recognize Justin Meyer as co-founder of SILVER OAK. After Justin’s passing in 2002 the family set their sights on revisiting Oakville Cabernet and purchased Bonny’s Vineyard (cult status source for early Silver Oak) where this Spitfire, and all their Cabernets come from now.

These wines, and in particular the Spitfire, take us back to those early years - lush and structured, highly ageable, with slightly lower alcohol than most of today’s Napa Cab. Both their “Fluffy Billows” Cabernet and this “Spitfire” quickly exploded into two of our most popular Cabernets EVER in 10+ years.

To say this is enjoyable is like saying the aft deck of a 135’ Sunseeker yacht in Saint-Tropez is a nice place to enjoy your quarantine. Immensely satisfying in every way! The wine itself showcases pure, unadulterated fruit - blackberry, red cherry, plum, along with sweet caramel and vanilla oak undertones (Spitfire spends two years in American oak), a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg. Nothing overpowering or syrupy - think Silver Oak Napa in its heyday - a flat out delicious California Cabernet that stands right up to MUCH pricier Oakville counterparts. This is THE prime definition of QPR.

Really, an absolute no-brainer if you love big gun Cabernet.

Back up the truck and grab all you can at this ridiculous price!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Deep ruby with an inky core and a lowing rim

Smell:

Pure, unadulterated fruit - blackberry, red cherry, plum, along with sweet caramel and vanilla oak undertones

Taste:

A dash of cinnamon and nutmeg, nothing overpowering or syrupy, flat out delicious

Finish:

Silky, bold tannins and a massive dash of black and red berries wrapped in spices

Pairing:

Go ribs, or pulled pork sandwiches, sipped and savored al fresco with loved ones

What the Winery Says

Winemakers
Matt & Karen Meyer
Varietal
93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Vintage
2016
Appellation
Oakville, Napa Valley
Vineyard
Bonny’s Vineyard
Alcohol
13.8%
Total acidity
6.1 g/L
pH
3.65
Harvest dates
September 18 - October 10, 2016
Bottling date
August 13, 2018
Aging
22 months
Barrels
50% new American oak

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Oct 18, 2020 at 11:59 pm
$60.00
Avg. Price
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