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A visit to the benchmark grape growing region of Napa Valley is a necessity every so often to reaffirm our understanding of how wine should be made. Most people consider this appellation with utter praise and I am among them. Yet frequent visitations to the wines produced here serve to challenge our interpretations and, possibly, our delusions. The fine soils, the great microclimates, the top of the line wine making skills, and the willingness to put the big bucks into Napa earth impresses to no end.
2012 Salmon Creek Chardonnay Reserve
LIST PRICE 15.00; OUR PRICE 9.99
This company directs its production solely to restaurants but attempted here to make a high end complicated reserve bottling that was not what restaurateurs were willing to stock. This is the end of the experiment and at this price we are the beneficiaries. It is soft and creamy with abundant fruit to appease the palate.
2014 Napa Cellars Chardonnay
LIST PRICE 17.00; OUR PRICE 14.99
This mild wine is fairly rich and softly fruited with pear and sweet apple scents and hints of roasted nuts. It is balanced and rounded on the palate and offers freshness with its juicy fruit. Sip or pair with many foods.
2015 Trinchero Sauvignon Blanc, Mary’s Vineyard
LIST PRICE 20.00; OUR PRICE 17.99
People generally do not think of Napa Valley as a producer of fine Sauvignon Blanc and you must rid yourself of this thinking if you are among them. Some of the best Sauvignon Blanc is made in Napa Valley which is amazing considering the low return on investment. I think investors look to this varietal as quick “turn-around” money within months as opposed to years with Cabs. The Trincheros are proud of this full, rich wine.
2012 Sterling Vineyards Celebration Red Blend
LIST PRICE 25.00; OUR PRICE 19.99
This wine celebrates 50+ years in the Napa Valley and is a tribute to both the first vineyard purchased in 1964 and the multiple vineyards now in production. Texturally inviting and very flavorful, the wine combines raspberry jam, rhubarb cobbler and fresh black cherries with hints of licorice, cocoa powder and mocha. The blend is Merlot, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and other red varietals which deliver a wine of complexity and depth.
2012 Ahnfeldt Provocative Cabernet Sauvignon
LIST PRICE 30.00; OUR PRICE 24.95
This Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect introduction to the Ahnfeldt’s lush, ripe-yet-integrated style. The creamy mouth-feel of this Cab almost says it all until the black fruits mixed with cassis, mocha, and vanilla, supported by supple, well-integrated, ripe tannins chime in.
2010 Ahnfeldt Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
LIST PRICE 115.00; OUR PRICE 75.00
A visit to Napa Valley would not be complete without sampling a reserve Cabernet for which the valley is world famous. You do not want to miss this great Cab produced under Paul Hobbs guidance. Richly flavored, with complex aromatics centered on loamy earth, it shows dark berry, cedar, spice, black licorice and tobacco leaf. Full-bodied with tannins, it offers ample fruit on the finish. At its best from now to 2026. 145 cases were made.