Yao Family Wines
2014 "Napa Crest" Napa Valley Red Wine
California: Napa Valley
By now, you’re likely familiar with Yao Ming’s House of Cards, the budget-minded sister wine label of Yao’s main wine label. Yao Family Wines are the purveyor of high-scoring wines that cost upwards of $650.
Today, we’re thrilled to offer you the starter wine from Yao’s namesake collection, the 2014 “Napa Crest” Napa Valley Red Wine.
Today’s wine is rich and opulent on the nose, with aromas of blackberry preserve, blueberry, raspberry, plum, sweet oak, spice, hard leather and a hint of black pepper.
Lightweight on entry, then quickly grippy as medium tannins lock chocolate, spice and pepper onto the palate long after the gradual release of the fruits.
NBA Basketball great Yao Ming has made quite a stir in the wine world. His incredible Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has earned the respect of wine lovers around the globe. That wine sells for $115. Until now, that was his budget option. You see, his Reserve Cabernet sells for an astronomical $625 per bottle.
However, you don’t have to pay $650 or even $115 for a stellar Yao Ming wine. Today’s Yao is yours for under $50.
We invite you, very enthusiastically, to grab a few bottles of this wonderful wine while you can. Supply is limited.
Here’s what the wine press has to say:
92 points - Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast - “This is a Cabernet Sauvignon-driven blend, with 25% Merlot and 12% Petit Verdot. Generously oaky and ripe, it offers textured layers of graphite, cigar and cedar. An exciting sideshow of spicy Mexican chocolate accents deeper, darker shocks of black cherry.”
Deep burgundy hues through the inky core of the wine, ruby red at the edges.
Rich and opulent on the nose, with aromas of blackberry preserve, blueberry, raspberry, plum, sweet oak, spice, hard leather and a hint of black pepper.
Juicy and plump on the palate, with flavors of spiced blackberry jam, blueberry, wild strawberry, toasty oak, dark chocolate, mild savory herb and mixed brown spice.
lightweight on entry, then quickly grippy as medium tannins lock chocolate, spice and pepper onto the palate long after the gradual release of the fruits.
This elegant wine wants to be paired with something like a a grilled steak, lamb chops with frizzled herbs or even a hearty beef stew.
What the Winery Says
- Director of Winemaking
- Tom Hinde
- Red Wine
- 63% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 25% Merlot
- 12% Petit Verdot
- Napa Valley
- Harvest Date
- September - October 2014
- 16 months
- 50% new French oak
- 25.1 Brix
- 6.4 g/L
- Release date
- April 2015
- 3,200 cases