JDB Wines

2017 'Cerro' Napa Valley Red

Red Blend

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:May 16, 2021 at 11:59 pm
$35.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Power Stroke

When we sold the 2016 vintage of this potent little fruit bomb rarely have we ever had so many reorder requests since. Well, once again we’re back with the 2017 this time, at an EVEN LOWER PRICE. Slipping it in for under $20 - just incredible.

It not only packs that same 6.7L Power Stroke V8 type of raw power as its predecessor but also layers in even more oomph.

Fans of light, delicate reds please come back another day! We could not be more blown away by the sheer opulence and pure over-the-top Californian style on display here. Showy and without much sense of shyness or reservation - it reminds us of certain “special” wines from prominent Napa producers. Minus the high price tag.

That makes sense actually because owner/winemaker Derek Beitler grew up in the cellars of a Napa Valley legend that shall go unnamed - a little digging and you can figure it out. Eventually, he headed up insanely successful labels - Carne Humana, Skyhook, and nowadays pushing the power-quality-value envelope with Cerro, sourcing prime fruit from two top-secret Rutherford and Oak Knoll vineyards.

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 - OOZING with all manner of blackberry jam and blueberry cobbler, baked plums, 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 previous vintages, we aren’t sure how long this will last again, but we are sure it will not fare the better half of the day. If you like ripe, rockin’ red blends this will BLOW YOUR MIND!

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:May 16, 2021 at 11:59 pm
$35.00
Avg. Price
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