Mission Codename "I'm not one icon, I'm every icon." - Lady Gaga
“One of my favorite wineries.” – Robert Parker
Same! And of all their wines, this might be our favorite yet for one simple reason. The value is THROUGH THE ROOF.
94 POINTS and under $30!? Tough to beat that, eh?
Rock bottom isn’t usually a great place to be. UNLESS you’re talking about pricing for Napa wines. This was released at $90. You might have found it in the wild for $35 yesterday. Today, we take the low road and drive it to an absurd, no-brainer $29.
Diehard Napa Cabernet fans already know Beau Vigne - whether through us recently, or from when they splashed onto the scene in the early 2000s with huge scores. Robert Parker labeled them “one of my favorite wineries.” and they’ve amassed countless 95-100-point wines. Taking over from Kirk Venge after the 2018 harvest, today they have 100-point winemaking stud Julien Fayard (Lafite Rothschild, Smith Haut Lafitte, Melka, Quintessa, Realm, Covert Estate) running the show… and man, he’s just crushing it.
With a name like ICON you need to deliver, and this does with 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, and 7% Petit Verdot. Layered like a Kouign Amann, but instead of sweet puff pastry, you get ripe black cherry, cassis, and blueberry. Mocha, vanilla bean, and toasty oak all carried along the velvety tannins, towering to a finish that makes mountains jealous.
Simply astounding value here! Fill your Locker and ship it out!
94 Points – The Tasting Panel
“A small production blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Cab Franc, and Petit Verdot. Opulent and luscious, with a creamy base of blueberry pie and dark chocolate. Tannins are round and subject to a weaving of dark cherry. The wine finishes with a wash of coffee cedar.”
What the Winery Says
2020 'ICON' Napa Valley Cabernet Blend
- Julien Fayard
- 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petite Verdot
- Napa Valley
- Bottling date
- June 2022
- 17 months
- 45% new French oak