JDB Wines

2017 'Cerro' Napa Valley Red

Red Blend

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Oct 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm
$35.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Power Stroke

And we thought it was just Taco Tuesday, happens to be a Double Agent Day too!

We secured more Cerro…

We sold the previous vintage of this potent little fruit bomb earlier this year, and rarely have we had so many reorder requests. Today we’re back with the newest vintage. And yes, it packs that same 6.7L Power Stroke V8 type of raw power as its predecessor.

And get this - we managed to knock a few more bucks off the price this time!

Fans of light, delicate reds please look away! We could not be more blown away by the sheer opulence and pure over-the-top Californian style on display here. Showy and without any sense of shyness or reservation - calling it a “baby Caymus” seems appropriate.

That makes sense actually, because owner Derek Beitler is the nephew of Caymus founder Chuck Wagner, and he basically grew up in the cellar there, honing his craft over the years. Eventually he headed up two insanely successful labels - Carne Humana and Skyhook - both of which deliver a similar balance of power, quality and value. Now he’s pushing the envelope again with Cerro.

An inky, dark pour hints at what’s to come – which is a PROFOUNDLY concentrated and lavish wine that MUST be tasted. The blend changes from year to year, and this one checks in with 50% Petit Verdot, 40% Petite Sirah and 10% Zinfandel. The depth of hyper-ripe explosive fruit can hardly be described - all manner of blackberry jam and blueberry cobbler, baked plum, Ghirardelli cocoa nibs and licorice flood your palate with mouthcoating opulence. It’s rich like Warren Buffet, with a chewy and dense body and enough complexity to keep even the most jaded connoisseur interested. In short it’s a total treat for anyone who loves that unabashedly hedonistic “California” style red - for a price that’s almost unimaginable.

After the resounding popularity of the 2016, we aren’t sure how long this will last, but we are sure it will not fare the better half of the day. If you like ripe, rockin’ red blends you NEED some of this in your life!

Tasting Profile

Look:

An inky, dark pour hints at what’s to come

Smell:

Hyper-ripe explosive fruit, blackberry jam and blueberry cobbler

Taste:

Baked plum, Ghirardelli cocoa nibs and licorice flood your palate with mouthcoating opulence

Finish:

Rich like Warren Buffet, with a chewy and dense body, great complexity and length

Pairing:

Perfect for Thanksgiving, so buy enough to lay your hands off of at least one until then

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Derek Beitler
Vintage
2017
Varietals
65% Petit Verdot, 33% Petite Sirah, 2% Zinfandel
Appellations
Rutherford and Oak Knoll, Napa Valley
Alcohol
14.5%
Aging
30 months
Barrels
30% new French oak
Production
20 barrels

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Oct 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm
$35.00
Avg. Price
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