Sling & Spear

2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon •Under NDA

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Nov 08, 2020 at 11:59 pm
$125.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Hint, hint...

UP UP DOWN DOWN LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT AB

Woooo! Cheat code unlocked!!

Congratulations! We didn’t get you an extra 30 lives, but we totally CRUSHED the Retail Price boss into submission. And that means your price on this insanely tasty Napa Cabernet just plummeted from $125 to $37!

If only we could use the Konami cheat code like that in life. Man, that would be something. The real story is this… What happens when a fancy restaurant wants its own equally fancy wine to sell? They employ some high-brow, cork-slinging winemakers in Napa to make a custom label. They source fruit from premier vineyards that adorn some of the priciest bottles around.

It’s primarily from two top Rutherford sites, plus a couple from Oakville and Howell Mountain, all names we’re sworn to secrecy not to share because they simply can’t be disclosed in writing unless the bottle’s actually selling for the $125+. We trust your surveillance skills Operatives, just add 2 + 2!

Yeah, we were floored when we learned where the fruit comes from. It all made more sense once we met what’s in the glass.*

From the first sip, you know it’s special. Saying this wine is enjoyable is like saying the first-class ticket on an Emirates 787 Dreamliner is a rather nice way to fly. DEEP, lush, and powerful, it exudes luxury from every angle. A torrent of sweet blackberry, dried blueberries, black currants, and dark chocolate covered raisins flood into every nook of your mouth. The toasty oak tastes expensive, and the texture is all warm and inviting with a polished glycerin like feel. MMMMM. If you like Inglenook Rubicon or Caymus Special Selection or other big guns in that vicinity, we IMPLORE you to get some.

And oh, yeah, the winemaker, whom we ARE allowed to brag about, is none other than Tom Hilde here, a name you may have heard from his 3 decades of experience in these parts, through instrumental roles as institutions such as

These kinds of deals rarely come across our plate, but when they do THEY SELL OUT real fast.

We already threw a few cases into our stashes. Now it’s your turn.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Deepest ruby imaginable with a bright, slim hue of candied apple red glowing against the glass

Smell:

Saying that this nose is enjoyable is a gross understatement, it’s DEEP, lush, and powerful, exuding luxury from every angle

Taste:

A torrent of sweet blackberry, dried blueberries, black currants, and dark chocolate covered raisins flood into every nook of your mouth

Finish:

The toasty oak tastes expensive, and the texture is all warm and inviting with a polished, glycerin-like feel

Pairing:

Pretty much any lavish dish you can slow-roast in the oven or ideally over a fire would go supremely well

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Tom Hinde
Varietals
95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.5% Merlot, 2.5% Petite Verdot
Vintage
2017
Appellations
Rutherford, Oakville, Howell Mountain, St. Helena
Vineyards
Under NDA
Harvest dates
September 8 - October 1, 2017
Clones
337, 4, 6
Alcohol
14.3%
Total acidity
0.6 g/L
pH
3.72
Aging
22 months
Barrels
50% new French oak

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Nov 08, 2020 at 11:59 pm
$125.00
Avg. Price
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