House of Cards

2016 Napa Red Wine

Red Blend

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Mar 05, 2018 at 11:59 pm
$36.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Wow, Yao!

We missed out on the 2015 vintage of this wine, but we made darn certain to get our hands on an allocation of the 2016!

Today’s House of Cards 2016 Napa Valley Red Wine is a juicy, delicious, budget-minded treat that drinks well above its price class making it a real steal. You’ll recall that the 2014 vintage of this wine won our 2016 Wine Spies Intrigue Award winner for Best Buy Red Blend. Grab this very highly recommended wine - while you can.

Once this wine opens up after a few minutes, it expresses aromas of black cherry, wild plum, spiced cherry, milk chocolate, blueberry pie, clay earth, and dusty bramble. Both juicy and rich on the palate, this wine bursts with flavors of cherry juice, blackberry pie, spice box, plum, clay pot, subtle savory herb and a very subtle hint of mint.

At just $22.99, you are scoring a wine that drinks way above its price class. Even at the original $38 retail price, this wine is a real value.

Remember, Yao Ming’s top wines sell from $100 to as much as $650 per bottle. Today’s House of Cards wine enjoys fruit that might just come from Yao’s incredible Napa Vineyards. (We can neither confirm nor deny this)

This wine is a stealthy, budget-priced wonder of a wine. We offer it to you with our heartiest recommendation.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Purple edging, with a dark purple, slightly opaque heart.

Smell:

Black cherry, wild plum, spiced cherry, milk chocolate, blueberry pie, clay earth, and dusty bramble.

Taste:

Cherry juice, blackberry pie, spice box, plum, clay pot, subtle savory herb and a very subtle hint of mint.

Finish:

This widely appealing wine is juicy up front, then very softly grippy as medium tannins add a bit of grip at the edges of the palate. Fruit flavors fade, first. At the very end, a subtle hint of mint adds punctuation at the tip of the tongue.

Pairing:

Spare ribs, grilled chicken with lots of tangy BBQ sauce or lamb shanks would all be marvelous pairing with this juicy wine.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Tom Hinde
Varietal
Red Wine
Vintage
2016
Appellation
Napa Valley
Abv
13.8%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Mar 05, 2018 at 11:59 pm
$36.00
Avg. Price
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