Mission Codename Flying high
Was Wine Advocate talking about this wine when they wrote “lovers of Napa Valley red wines in their more classic ripe, juicy, plush forms are going to want to hop on some of the 2019 offers when they come through and stock up.”
OAKVILLE Reserve!!! 95 points!? For 66% off! Quit playing games with my heart! These are the deals we LIVE for!
Vultour is a boutique winery out of Napa with industry veteran Zach Yates and rockstar winemaker Kian Tavakoli at the helm. If those names don’t sound familiar maybe you’ve heard of Opus One and Clos du Val?? Ya, Tavokoli is THAT level of rockstar!
Tavakoli and Yates built Vultour on the idea that the best wines come from the best vineyard sites. This 2019 Reserve is from a single estate vineyard in the heart of Oakville, one of Napa’s warmest and most historic AVAs. Known for its ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon production, Oakville encompasses mostly valley floor and is the home to some of the most famous vineyard sites. We’re talking Martha’s Vineyard and To Kalon not to mention Promontory, Cardinale and Tavakoli’s former gig, Opus One of course.
Oakville is also the most expensive spot in Napa. A land where prices have no limits - $100 if you’re lucky, or $400+ if money is no object.
Sure you can spend 4x as much, but will you get 4x the wine? Doubtful. For $48 this delivers in a big way. It’s lush and polished, with impressive elegance and layered complexity. Aromas of white pepper and red fruits fill your nose and invite you in. Then, in your mouth, the firm structure is drenched in velvety cocoa, juicy blueberry, ripe black plum, and fresh cedar. Drinking like a prime Napa Cab, and soaring way above its price point. It’s a baby but if you can wait a few years it’ll only get better.
Do we need to mention the price again?? 66% off retail! You will not find a wine at this price that delivers more pleasure. Swoop in and get yours while it’s here…
95 Points – The Tasting Panel
“From a single estate vineyard, small amounts of Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cab Franc are blended into this exuberant Cab. Blanketed by a satin lining, notes of earth, dark chocolate, and black plum are mouth-filling. Sumptuous and elegantly appointed in its full-bodied luxury.”
What the Winery Says
2019 Oakville 'Reserve' Cabernet Sauvignon
- Kian Tavakoli
- 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
- Oakville, Napa Valley
- 20 months
- 100% new French oak