Mission Codename 20/20 Vision
Can’t stop the flood of killer Cabernet here at Wine Spies world headquarters! Why would we, when gems like this 93-POINTER keep popping up on the radar? All you Cabernet aficionados listen up - take a break from binging Netflix (Tiger King…whoa) or baking sourdough bread and PLEASE lock some down because Napa Cab has been on fire lately and this one is a beauty!
Raised in 70% new French oak, and sourced from mountain vineyards in Calistoga and their estate Villa Andriana vineyard, this wine unloads a TOWERING display of denser, dark fruit. Ripe black cherry, black plum, cassis, smoked vanilla bean, and tobacco with an earthy minerality. Plush and rich, and intensely concentrated, it delivers on the $80 asking price - and way over-delivers at our $44 price today, thanks to a crazy 45% break.
A must-have for anyone who loves powerful, heady, Napa cab. Likely to sell out, so don’t delay!
Here’s what the wine press has to say:
93 Points - Wine Spectator - “Ripe and fleshy in feel, with layers of steeped red currant, plum and blackberry fruit, laced with tobacco, singed cedar and sage notes. Features a dense finish but shows good cut, with a buried iron accent. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. Best from 2020 through 2032.”
What the Winery Says
2016 20th Anniversary Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
- Ignacio “Nacho” Blancas
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Calistoga, Napa Valley
- Total Acidity
- 6.3 g/L
- 23 months
- 50% new French oak