Mission Codename "Can machines think?" - Alan Turing
In the spirit of this week of celebration we’re offering the remainder of our Oakville Cabernet.
How do we cap off a Mount Everest sized week of outrageously good wines? With our very own crowning achievement. This secretive wine comes from a singular source of wine industry insider information few have access to. It’s like skimming off the top from Tony Soprano with a smile and a handshake.
Nobody has to know…
But this one? It’s RIGHT HERE, available for all to see, and touch and TASTE. Or at least anyone who loves powerful, opulent, flashy Napa Cabernet. This is your chance - while it’s available - to snag the wine equivalent of a rare Shadowless Charizard pokemon card.
The majority of this blend comes from the ultimate cult winery where the wines fetch $1500 PER BOTTLE. No joke. They are quite literally at the tippy-top of the ultra-competitive Napa wine pyramid. Heck, their second wine sells for $160 - and we think this is as good or better.
The balance of this 100% Cabernet comes from another unrivaled producer who also makes a fabulous single vineyard Oakville Cabernet that sells for $150.
Average those two and you get somewhere well north of $250 per bottle. Did you see our price??
Enigma, for those of you who are new here, is Wine Spies’ TOP SECRET in-house label. We’re tapped into a deep source. One who occasionally supplies us with information on elite cult wineries who have a leftover barrel or two that didn’t make it into their top $200+ bottlings. We buy it, bottle it under a strict NDA and then serve it up to you at a wicked deal. Inspiration comes from the legendary spy craft of the English codebreakers during WWII and the encryption machine they cracked. It even has an interactive label you need to decipher using a special key printed on the cork and a virtual Enigma machine on our drinkenigma.wine website.
If you had our first Howell Mountain Cabernet, you already know how well it exceeded the hype.
Now we venture into the heart of Napa’s prime land - OAKVILLE. And we promise, it’s ALL THAT and more.
Man, we wish we could name drop here…but the sources MUST remain shrouded in secrecy. We probably said too much already and the savviest of you have a strong power of deduction. We can’t risk excommunication from the industry. But the quality, we can attest, is OFF THE METER.
This is serious juice, inside and out. It starts with the label and packaging. It’s unlike anything out there. First off, it’s BEAUTIFUL! No detail was spared here - laser cut, debossing, embossing, premium textured paper, hot stamp foil, custom dies, heavy glass. An impressive package in every way.
But back to the wine!
A nice package means nothing if the juice doesn’t deliver. It’s still young, a baby really, but busting with voluptuous, opulent fruit in that glycerin-rich texture we love. Crushed black cherries and blueberry cobbler, cassis, and red currant, with chocolatey espresso, Asian spice, and vanilla bean. Roughly 65% new French Oak wraps it in a toasty robe of luxury, and while it surely offers up a pleasure-bent style and teeters into the super-rich style, it isn’t completely over the top. Close though. Super enjoyable now but if you can hold off a few years you’ll be rewarded handsomely.
Not rated, of course, but we think it’s in the 94-95 ballpark. And less than 100 cases exist after we pillaged some for ourselves. Our price sits on the very lowest end of Oakville Cabernet. Considering the pedigree, it’s absurd.
And when it’s gone it’s gone. For good.
Will you be one of the lucky few? Wish there was more to spare!
What the Winery Says
2019 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Oakville, Napa Valley
- 24 months
- 65% new French oak
- 4 barrels