Maroon Wines

2014 'Maroon Vineyard' Coombsville Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon •Maroon Vineyard

California: Napa Valley: Coombsville

Offer Expired:Aug 13, 2019 at 11:59 pm
$100.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Crème de la crème

Of all of Napa Valley’s often overlooked corners, Coombsville is truly happening, and we want you to be in on it! Pioneers with cult followings such as Paul Hobbs and Favia have already attained near perfection out of this cool new frontier with ratings bordering 100 points. Meanwhile, hidden gems that fly completely under the mainstream press radar such as our Operative favorite Maroon Wines deliver tremendous results from this cherished up and coming region. What if we told you that this $100 RESERVE Cabernet that drinks at least twice as good as that can be had for just under $40, only at The Wine Spies only for the day? Well, we just did, so secure now, read later!

Opaque maroon (obviously!) throughout with a narrow glowing purple rim. Crushed rocks interweaved with blackberry, chocolate, licorice, and spices on the enthralling nose. Terrific intensity, gorgeous fruit and loads of purity with an earthiness to add to the palate. This big, beefy red needs some breathing first as the impressive finish is tremendous and long. Enjoy with brawny cuts of meat, stewed, braised or smoked, with rosemary potatoes.

Keep in mind that before launching his own label in 2008, Paul Maroon had a 10-year contract with Joseph Phelps to sell the Cabernet from this vineyard to be used in the Insignia blend so we’re looking at crème de la crème fruit here. Add to that the structure delivered by a classic cool vintage like 2014 that is just beginning to drink wonderfully, and you have a massive hit to cellar for decades. We’re very lucky to have such a special relationship with Maroon. Our long-standing kinship allows us special access and unbelievable value, evidentially. Reap the benefits, and stock up on this beauty, which is ready to drink now with some decanting and good for long term rewards too.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Opaque maroon (obviously!) throughout with a narrow glowing purple rim.

Smell:

Crushed rocks interweaved with blackberry, chocolate, licorice, and spices.

Taste:

Terrific intensity, gorgeous fruit and loads of purity with an earthiness to add.

Finish:

This big, beefy red needs some breathing first as the finish is tremendous.

Pairing:

Brawny cuts of meat, stewed, braised or smoked, with rosemary potatoes.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Paul Maroon
Varietal
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
2014
Appellation
Coombsville, Napa Valley
Abv
14.4%
Release date
August 20, 2018
Aging
30 months in partially new French oak

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Aug 13, 2019 at 11:59 pm
$100.00
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