Yao Family Wines

2014 "Napa Crest" Napa Valley Red Wine

Red Blend

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Feb 08, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$54.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Shot Caller

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.

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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.”

Tasting Profile

Look:

Deep burgundy hues through the inky core of the wine, ruby red at the edges.

Smell:

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.

Taste:

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.

Finish:

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.

Pairing:

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
Varietal
Red Wine
Blend
63% Cabernet Sauvignon
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25% Merlot
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12% Petit Verdot
Vintage
2014
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
September - October 2014
Aging
16 months
Barrels
50% new French oak
Abv
14.1%
RS
25.1 Brix
pH
3.58
TA
6.4 g/L
Release date
April 2015
Production
3,200 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Feb 08, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$54.00
Avg. Price
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