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2016 LAIRD NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON

$49.99

This one is perfect for entertaining (please see extended notes below) … As one of the largest vineyard owners in Napa Valley, the Laird Family has access to some terrific fruit sources. It’s also one of my favorite Wineries to take Family and Friends, because you don’t often see or taste 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 24 months on the menu, especially at this price. It’s full-bodied, big, bold, yet smoothly balanced and in a single word, yummy

Laird models strength, consistency, and value, and when it comes to traditionally styled Napa Valley Cabernet, theirs is one of the best. They’re one of Napa Valley’s preeminent farming families, which is advantageous to their fruit selection, providing the right components for former Lewis Cellars winemaker Brian Mox to craft brilliant wines, representing the essence of Napa Valley. The 2016 vintage is, as James Suckling writes, “lovely density… full body, pretty dark fruit… long finish,” and at under $50, it competes with Napa’s Best of the Best.

Classic Napa Valley Opulence, Stunning Value… $49.99 bottle – from the EPIC 2016 LAIRD Cabernet Sauvignon

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2016 LAIRD NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Merging three of the Top Vineyards in Napa Valley where the average bottle garners upwards of $100-$150 per bottle: Mast Ranch, Flat Rock, and Dry Creek. Winemaker Brian Mox softened Mast Ranch fruit’s robust structure with Flat Rock’s silky tannins and Dry Creek’s vibrancy resulting in a complete and powerful wine that’s elegant and naturally balanced opulence… This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon spent about two years or 21 months developing in barrels and rises from one of Napa’s benchmark vintages, one of the Wine Spectator rates 98 points, referencing “intense fruit against the backdrop of their varying terroirs.” At less than $50, don’t miss this touchstone Napa Cab.

*VIP Heads-Up: Check out Parker’s and Suckling’s Notes on this one! This World-Class Napa Valley Cabernet from the Epic 2016 Vintage has a lot of layers, and easily compares to Upper Echelon that cost twice as much. The value here is extraordinary, and the juice is just a Perfect wine for charcuterie and Entertaining.

Tasting Notes from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, “Deep purple-black colored, the 2016 Laird Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley gives redcurrant jelly, black cherries, mulberries and bay leaves scents with wafts of damp soil, olives and truffles. The soft, medium-bodied palate gives bags of youthful fruit and an earthy finish.” WINE ADVOCATE 92 POINTS

Tasting Notes from James Suckling, “This is big, yet tight and focused in the center palate. Lovely density and length. Full body, pretty dark fruit and a long and flavorful finish…” JAMES SUCKLING 92 POINTS

Tasting Notes from Edward Stephanick, “You know a wine is good and perfectly balanced when: you can pour it before a meal with appetizers and sharp cheeses… enjoy during the meal with grilled meats or vegetables… and finally sip & swirl in delight after a meal with Rich desserts, such as Cheesecake or Dark Chocolate covered Strawberries … and this is why I love Laird Cabernet because it’s perfect for entertaining. It’s BIG and BOLD enough for your Gentlemen guests, and also VOLUPTUOUS and silky SMOOTH for your lovely Ladies at your event or dinner party perhaps. As you pour… please feel free to share: The Epic 2016 Vintage is one of the highest rated vintages ever in History (pause as you swirl) – this Napa Valley Cabernet is made by Laird Family – and they own thousands of acres of Vineyards in the Valley, and they have first access to the best fruit for this Opulent Expression of Yumminess. How fun is that?!  Seriously though, Everyone will enjoy, even your most discerning guests will Smile 🙂 and approve. Please indulge, and please refer your friends to me! Don’t forget to Grab a case or three.” Enjoy now with proper decant, and over the next 8-12 years (please decant at least 3-5 hours, or aerate) CALIHIWINES 96+ POINTS

2016 LAIRD NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON, LAIRD FAMILY ESTATE
2016 LAIRD NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON, LAIRD FAMILY ESTATE
Yummy definition: – highly attractive and very pleasing to the senses; especially : delicious, delectable. Tasting extremely good. When a wine is yummy, you can share with anyone and they will love it.

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