Mission Codename No shortcuts
This was an easy WIA pick. Both the Sonoma and Napa Cabs from Dolum SMASHED records earlier this year. We’ve been holding onto a very small number of cases for today, and now it’s BLOW IT OUT at an even lower price than our first time.
This means Dolum always sells out in no time…
Feast your eyes on this 94 POINTER with a WHOPPING $81/bottle savings!! Normally $120 and we’re turning it loose for an even LOWER price today. Just $39…score!!
Once again, the quality is simply OFF THE METER. What’s the secret? Oh yea - Chad Alexander!
Know him? You might if you’ve been around for a while. He’s been at it for a quarter century, helping put Robert Craig and Hess Collection on the map. Then in 2009 he launched a label under his name, sourcing odd lots from various wineries in the area and offering them at breakneck discounts. In the process, he built a legion of fans in the process. The quality was always off the meter and the prices were always down to earth.
Dolum is one of his newer projects. He focuses on site-specific Cabernet and takes no shortcuts. These joins fruit mostly from Oakville supported by Stags Leap into one gloriously powerful, sexy wine.
Juicy red and black fruits, with blackberry pie, plum jam, and sweet blueberry up front and some vanilla, chocolate-covered espresso beans, and plenty of toasty oak hanging out the sides. All are integrated perfectly and held in check by dusty tannins. At our price (like 2/3 off) it’s a massive no-brainer and totally crushes your previous computations of what makes a great QPR.
Everyone who drinks Cab should POUNCE on this one! We wish there was more to go than the last few cases but deals like this don’t come around every day and we fought for every bottle we could get.
94 Points – James Suckling
“Aromas of crushed blackberry, plum, blackcurrant and menthol. Full-bodied with powdery tannins. Succulent and fruity on the palate with a core of black fruit and berries. Ground spice, too. Focused. Best after 2026.”
What the Winery Says
2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
- Chad Alexander
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Napa Valley
- 16 months
- 100% French Oak (30% new)