Peter Paul Wines
2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Napa Valley
Maybe you prefer buying from expensive mailing lists so you can get a foot massage while sipping some library selected cult Cab with caviar in a private cellar up in Rutherford.
Nothing wrong with that.
What if you don’t want people touching your feet, and hate caviar? But you DO want loads more expensive tasting Cab in your life – buuuuut you gotta pay for those summer camps to get the kids out of your hair. Luckily we’re always trying to hook you up with reality bending prices on Napa Cabs. Like this one for example. At $45 this Peter Paul Napa Cabernet crushes it. Drop it down to $25 and it becomes a serious bargain. We crunched the math and you’ll save $265 per case. Did we mention the 90 point review praising its big, sultry style??
We call that winning.
Peter Paul Wines started with entrepreneur / philanthropist Peter Paul, who teamed up with Martin R. Reyes for this passion project. Martin is a first generation Mexican-American, and the first Mexican to earn the Master of Wine qualification. Through this collaboration they are devoted to making tiny lots of the highest quality wines possible.
Stanford alum Reyes has dedicated his life to wine, as a buyer, importer, educator, and recently winemaker - covering nearly every base in the industry. He directed the New York Times and Williams-Sonoma wine clubs. He’s worked closely with Spottswoode and Vice Versa, to name a few. In short, he’s DEEP in the wine game and has serious chops. Not too long ago, his hard work and dedication was recognized by Wine Enthusiast’s “Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers” list.
Now the wine. It’s deep and packed with everything you want in a Napa Cab. Flowing with black cherry, plum, red currant and clove, along with some expensive tasting sweet oak in the background. That’s all lifted and pumped up with vanishing tannin. Medium to full bodied, and “crafted in a big style” as the WE review states, but not heavy or over extracted. It doesn’t have a name like Scrambling Beagle but it’s just super easy to drink, and a reliable choice for any weeknight where you need something that delivers without crushing your higher end stash.
If you’re new around here, the thirst for good value Napa Cab is real, so make your move while it lasts…
90 points - Wine Enthusiast
This is a well-made wine crafted in a big style that is leathery, sultry and softly layered in baking spice and up-front oak. Underlying the grip and wood are brighter elements of cassis and currant that help to complement and balance.
Deep black and cherry red
Ripe red and black fruits, sweet oak and earth
Red cherries, ripe blackberries, red currant, vanilla, dusty spice
Medium length with vanishing tannins
Grilled shish-kebabs, burgers, hearty pastas
What the Winery Says
- Martin R. Reyes, MW
- Consulting viticulturist & winemaker
- Trevor Smith
- 93% Cabernet Sauvignon 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Merlot, 1% Malbec
- Rutherford, St. Helena, Yountville
- Bottling date
- December 2019
- 26 months
- 45% new French oak