Snowden – 8/16/2020
Offering one of Napa Valley’s best quality-to-price ratios, Snowden has earned the respect of both its peers and consumers alike. Today we’re thrilled to offer their 2016 “Brother” bottling, as well as two vintages (2016 and 2017) of “The Ranch” bottling. Both wines punch well above their weight, offering what many consider the region’s best sub-$100 and sub-$50 Cabs respectively.
Located at the confluence of several of Napa Valley’s most acclaimed appellations, including Rutherford and St. Helena, Snowden is a Beverly Hills estate without the 90210 zip code. This location, on the gentle hillside of the Vaca Mountains, allows the estate’s third generation winemaker Diana Snowden Seysses to produce wines of power and nuance. Having trained in both Napa and Europe, her wines combine prototypical Napa muscle with freshness and intricate fruit.… Read the rest
La Jota Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain 2013
A Great Big Cabernet at a Great Big Discount!
It’s telling that La Jota’s full name is “La Jota Vineyard Co.” Founded in 1898, it’s a winery explicitly tied to a place, in this case Howell Mountain. Howell Mountain is a special place in Napa to grow Cabernet Sauvignon and the history of the winery reflects that—the first awards for the winery were in the 1902 Paris Exposition. They shuttered during prohibition and became a “ghost winery” until the current winery opened in 1982.
The winery makes its wines from estate fruit spread over 28 acres of prime volcanic Howell Mountain real estate, and the Cabernet is what they’re known for. … Read the rest
October Sales On Now!
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Wines like these at the best prices in the USA:
Domaine de Ferrand Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone 2013 750ML ($59.95) Was $49, Now $39 special
Josh Raynolds–Vinous 92-94 points “…rich yet lithe wine, with outstanding finishing focus and length and supple, even, late-arriving tannins.”
Domaine Bernard Moreau et Fils Les Vergers, Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru 2013 750ML ($119.95) Was $119, Now $89 special
Wine Advocate 91-93 points “…The palate is lively and citric on the entry with orange zest and Clementine notes, the acidity taut and lending linearity toward the long, shaved ginger-tinged finish. This should be a delight once in bottle.”NM… Read the rest