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1

Beckman "Cuvee Le Bec" ('12 Santa Ynez, CA)

$15 / 45

2

Cain Cuvee (NV10 Napa, CA)

$80

Note: the NV stands for non-vintage, since this wine is a blend of wines from several different years. Cain is well-regarded as a blender - their Cain Five was the first wine in Napa to blend all five traditional Bordeaux grapes (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec) into a wine of similar structure, depth, and complexity.

https://www.cainfive.com/PDF/cain_cuvee/NV10_Cain_Cuvee_Factsheet.pdf

 

3

Venge Vineyards "Scout's Honor" ('12 Napa, CA)

$100

"Scout's Honor" in memory of their beloved vinayard dog named Scout...

Blend:

"In this big proprietary blend, winemaker Kirk Venge pits 70% Zinfandel and 14% Petite Sirah against 11% Charbono (a rare find in the Napa Valley) and 5% Syrah. The results are complex in deep cherry and milk chocolate, with plenty of grip and drinkable tannins, the finish soft and rich.

http://www.vengevineyards.com/product/2012-Scout-s-Honor-Proprietary-Red--Napa-Valley

4

Franciscan "Magnificat" ('11 Napa, CA)

$130

 

Named for J.S. Bach’s masterpiece, it is crafted to be as seamless and harmonious as its musical namesake. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr5cKdC3v3E

:-)

 

Blend:

79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot,

 6% Petit Verdot, and 3% Malbec

 

Tasting Notes:

https://products.expressionsofthevine.com/assets/images/products/media/Franciscan-Estate-2011-Magnificat-Napa-Valley-Tasting-Notes.pdf


Vineyard Notes:
2011 was another cool growing season. December was very wet, with January very dry and warm. La Niña brought more late-winter rains and spring showers through the end of June. The rainfall total for 2011 ended up at 125% of normal. Two weeks of summer heat at the end of September led to the harvest of the first Bordeaux reds from our Oakville Estate Vineyard on October 3. With an impending rain event, our vineyard crew worked to open up the canopy with leaf removal for air flow and sun exposure in early October. For the last three weeks of October, the skies cleared and the sun came out for a fantastic long stretch of dry weather. The rain and cool weather of early October paused ripening, and the Indian summer got maturation rolling again. It was unseasonably warm on some days, even reaching 90°F in Oakville on October 23. The last Franciscan Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon was picked on October 24. Our Oak Knoll Merlot ripens earlier and we began bringing in the perfectly ripened fruit on October 1 while Oakville Merlot came in about two weeks later starting on October 12.
 

5

Girard Artistry ('11 Napa, CA)

$130

6

Trinchero Meritage ('10 Napa, CA)

$130

7

Pahlmeyer "Jayson" ('12 Napa, CA)

$135

8

Flora Springs "Trilogy" ('11 Napa, CA)

$145

9

Col Solare ('09 Columbia Valley, WA)

$170

10

Stonestreet "Legacy" ('09 Alexander Valley, CA)

$170

11

Chateau St. Jean "Cinq Cepages" ('11 Sonoma, CA)

$175

12

Justin "Isoceles" ('11 Paso Robles, CA)

$180

13

Alpha Omega ('10 Napa, CA)

$195

14

Cain Five ('09 Napa, CA)

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$250

Vintage Blend:
Cabernet Sauvignon 74%   Malbec 8%
Cabernet Franc 7%   Merlot 6%    Petit Verdot 5%

Appellation:
100% Cain Vineyard, Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley

https://www.cainfive.com/wines/cain_five/

 

15

Jarvis Lake William ('07 Napa, CA)

$275

16

Pahlmeyer ('11 Napa, CA)

$290

17

Merryvale "Profile" ('10 Napa, CA)

$305

18

Quintessa ('11 Rutherford, CA)

$325

19

Continuum ('11 Napa, CA)

$335

20

Cardinale ('06 Napa, CA)

$470

21

Joseph Phelps "Insignia" ('10 Napa, CA)

$495

22

Vin Perdu "Amouse Bouche" ('12 Napa, CA)

$635

23

Opus One ('91 Napa, CA)

$990