Mission Codename Powerball
80% OFF?! Have we gone utterly mad?
Ok ok math people, it’s ONLY 79% you say. Still, that’s $138 of savings!! Easily one of our steepest discounts ever.
Adeptos is a small label, and they only made 600 cases of this wine. And to be honest, we hadn’t heard of Brian Kosi prior to being blown away by this Cab. But a little digging turns up an impressive resume at* “Acacia Vineyard, Opus One, PlumpJack Winery, Beaulieu Vineyard and Freemark Abbey.” Add Cardinale, and Juslyn Vineyards currently. Now it starts to make sense.
In the glass it’s inky, borderline neon ruby on the rim. Crème de cassis, blueberry, black cherry, violet, and spice dominate the powerful, concentrated, deftly balanced profile. With terrific purity of fruit, ripe, sweet tannins, and vibrant acidity, it’s a classic, textbook top-shelf 2018 Napa Cab to savor over the coming decade, at least. Slap a juicy steak down next to it and you’ll be feeling like a king on a pauper’s budget.
There is not much else to say, really, as the sources are kept secret here, but big, bold, bright mountain fruit is evidently there, along with lavish sweet vanillin from expensive new oak in line with the Reserve designation elevates this Cab to great heights.
No doubt, this will sell out fast.
What the Winery Says
2018 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
- Consulting winemaker
- Brian Kosi
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Napa Valley
- 100% Estate Grown Appellation
- Total Acidity
- 6.1 g/L
- 26 months
- 100% French Oak (33.3% new)