House of Cards

2012 Napa Valley Red Wine

Red Blend

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Feb 08, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$38.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

The Covert Giant

Today’s House of Cards 2012 Red Wine was our Wine Spies 2015 Intrigue Awards winner for Best Buy Red Blend.

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. We have Yao’s 2012 Napa Valley Red Wine from his covert sister label, House of Cards.

This House of Cards 2012 Red Wine is a really impressive wine - especially when you consider the low price. This red blend is very fragrant, opulent and rich on the nose, with layers of red fruit, black fruit, earth and spice, leading with Black cherry, blackberry, red currant, cranberry, strawberry and cigar box. As the wine opens up, it unveils sweet tobacco, dried meat, spice, subtle baker’s chocolate and a very subtle hint of savory dried herbs.

Deeply flavorful, juicy and very delicious, with juicy red and black fruit that bursts forth on the palate. Black currant, raspberry, Bing cherry, strawberry and blackberry take the lead. These are followed by cranberry, cocoa powder, tobacco leaf, subtle sweet spice and a slate minerality.

At just $22.99, we expect today’s wine to sell out before the midnight deadline, so please be sure to acquire yours soon. Today’s very highly recommended wine is an absolute slam dunk!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Beautiful dark crimson at its heart, with brilliant ruby edges that catch the light when swirling.

Smell:

Black cherry, blackberry, red currant, cranberry, strawberry and cigar box, sweet tobacco, dried meat, spice, subtle baker’s chocolate and a very subtle hint of savory dried herbs.

Taste:

Black currant, raspberry, Bing cherry, strawberry and blackberry, cranberry, cocoa powder, tobacco leaf, subtle sweet spice and a slate minerality.

Finish:

Long and very juicy, gradually leading to a plush dryness that spreads from the center of the palate out to the cheeks and lips.

Pairing:

Enjoy this lovely wine with a spice rubbed Porterhouse steak - or something equally big and bold.

What the Winery Says

Winemakers
Tom Hinde
Varietal
Red Blend
Composition
63% Cabernet Sauvignon
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22% Merlot
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9% Zinfandel
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3% Syrah
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3% Petite Verdot
Vintage
2012
Appellation
Napa Valley
Aging
15 months
Barrels
French oak
TA
6.0 g/L
pH
3.63
Abv
14.2%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Feb 08, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$38.00
Avg. Price
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