2018 STEPS RESERVE BARREL SELECT PROPRIETARY RED

$49.99

Each year STEPS Reserve is re-birthed as it’s formed from declassified grapes out of some of Napa Valley’s most coveted vineyards and meticulously blended by Winemaker Grant Long, Jr, whom you might know from Aonair, TP Reserve, Witchery, and James Joseph. Grant makes the blend with an unwavering goal of producing a showy, hedonistic red that’s guided by the vintage and the varietals that performed best. The 2018 release perfectly reflects the vintages knockout power and underlying elegance, and at $50, the value is nearly inconceivable.

Steps 2018 Barrel Select draws on the concentrated flavors of Howell Mountain fruit and brings into play the elegance of Coombsville and the minerality of Calistoga grapes. Each lot was fermented separately and barrel-aged for 23 months before the blend was assembled and guided into bottles.

Thrilling STEPS Reserve 2018 Release | Only 4 Barrels produced – Napa Valley Red Blend compares to $100+ Bottles… *VIP HEADS-UP* Last Call: STEPS Reserve Red (ONLY 3 cases now remain)

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2018 STEPS RESERVE BARREL SELECT PROPRIETARY RED | NAPA VALLEY BLEND

Tasting Notes from Master Sommelier, “The 2018 Steps Barrel Select begins with an intense, ripe nose of black cherries, red currants, graphite, fresh mushrooms and sweet vanilla. The palate is powerful and penetrating with crushed mountain blackberries, lush black fruits, espresso roast and refined minerals. It finishes with satiny tannins, and a long, balanced, supple mouthfeel. Drink now until 2030.” KEVIN M. VOGT 94 POINTS

Deep Notes from Edward, “The other day I received the most interesting text from a VIP in Big Texas… “”Hey Ed, Send me another case of that Toilet Paper Wine…”” I immediately started laughing… because it just sounds funny, too funny… lol, but yes that is the Genius of Winemaker Grant Long Jr. He made TP Reserve 2018 wine so amazingly fast during these times, and with many Fans, I would say that is a good introduction to his pivotal skills. Focusing Deeper into Napa Red Blends, this Steps 2018 Reserve is on an entire different level. Secret Reserve sourced from coveted fruit of wines that fetch upwards of $100-$150 per bottle. No Joke. If you want a BIG Red wine from Napa Valley that fills the entire room with aromas blackberries and blueberries… this is for you. Enjoy now for a powerful burst, and age gracefully for upwards of 10-15 years. Requires a decant of 6-hours to Enjoy!” CALIHIWINES | EDWARD 95+ POINTS

The thrilling 2018 Steps Reserve Napa Valley blend’s makeup is nearly 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, elevated with Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. The 2018 vintage is richly layered and ladened with ripe blackberries, assorted chocolates, minerals, and red flowers on the palate. With just four barrels produced, that’s less than 100 cases made of this Boutique Wine – don’t hesitate to secure this release.

Steps Reserve 2018 Winemaker Grant Long Jr
The genius of Winemaker Grant Long Jr is really starting to shine, especially in his 2018s… the brilliance of a SuperStar Winemaker takes time, and ladies and gentleman, Grant is absolutely dialed-in. STEPS up to the plate, and knocking it out of the Ballpark!

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