Mission Codename Spartan
For better or worse, 2020 is almost over, which means WIA - The Ever Popular TWS Wine Intrigue Awards are here!
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be revisiting some of the TOP hits of 2020, as remaining quantities allow. Each and every one of these wines will have proven extremely popular so we encourage you to act fast and early. With discounts starting at 40% all the way to 70% off, and from the $10s on insane values to the $90s on not to miss collectibles, the variety will be dizzying. Buckle up and enjoy the ride.
And what else but the Top Cab Value of the Year to kick things off…
Did we hear you say Madness?!
THIS. IS. PASOOOOO!!
The Persian army beat King Leonidas and his 300 soldiers. Yea they lost the fight, but they won the war… and as the most famous underdogs EVER the Spartans won a special recognition in history as the ultimate badass warriors.
That brings us to this wine.
Here we have the underdog Cabernet of the year, Operatives. The affordable hero you need for Tuesday nights. Sure, Napa dominates in sheer numbers, and captures all the high-end glory but this… THIS is a testament to the power and style, not to mention the insane value of Paso Robles. It stands up to, and puts a hurt on, many a Napa Cabernet 3 to 4 times the price.
**Man…we just cannot even with this price. **
Just wait until you taste this straight up unpretentious Cabernet that goes down TOO easily. Lush and extracted with plenty of deep blackberry and raspberry jam, cherry pie and red currants galore. It also has a nice dose of vanilla, with a touch of savory herbs rounding things out. Really just a superb mouthfeel, lovely complexity, and all that sweet, ripe fruit you could ever hope for.
Finally, and this is important - the price. It once was $45 upon release. We pulled our despicable psy-ops to negotiate a silly discount and got it down to $14. That’s good and bad. Good if you can get some, bad because everybody needs cases of it, not bottles.
So… COME AND TAKE THEM!!
Purple-ruby, saturated and vibrant
Lush and extracted with plenty of deep blackberry and raspberry jam
Cherry pie, red currants galore, a nice dose of vanilla, touch of savory herbs
Superb mouthfeel, lovely complexity, and all that sweet, ripe fruit you could ever hope for
Will elevate your weekday grill nights, ours felt like a long weekend with it
What the Winery Says
2016 'VSJ' Paso Robles Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
- Dan Smith
- 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Zinfandel, 2% Petite Sirah
- Estrella District, Paso Robles
- 28 months
- 32% new French, 21% new American oak