Mario Bazan Cellars

2011 RAMA Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Nov 05, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$35.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

An Inside Job

Our search for sub-$100 Napa Valley Cab starts in the vineyards. We look for a vineyard manager in a truck, that’s our connection. Mario Bazan knows the golden plots in the Napa Valley after 30 years of managing some of the sweetest dirt on earth. This is fabulous Cab from an insider source. It tastes like a wine of 2-3 times the price.

Tasting Profile

Look:

A lustrous scarlet, with flecks of inky dark purple and ruby swirling through as well.

Smell:

A beautiful representation of high-elevation aromatics. Concentrated dark fruit is pared with eucalyptus, cedar wood, dried Provençal herbs, clove, anise, and black peppercorn spice.

Taste:

A tremendous depth of flavor on this wine - you’d think you’re sipping a top dollar cult Napa Cab. Braised dark plum and black cherry are laid overtop mint, cedar, toasty vanilla bean, peppercorn, coffee bean, dark chocolate, and a bit of clove.

Finish:

A lingering finish, highlighted by velvety tannins and fantastic structure. A delight to drink, with the high-elevation aromatics sticking with you through the very end.

Pairing:

Black peppercorn encrusted filet mignon, seared in cast iron.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
David DeSante
Accolades
92 Points - Sommelier & Wine Critic Chris Sawyer
Appellation
Napa Valley
Fruit Variety
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel Regime
Aged in select French oak
ABV
13.5%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Nov 05, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$35.00
Avg. Price
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