The wines listed below are a sample of the over 3,000 wines offered.
Tasting Notes -
Dominus 2014 offers cardamom and forest floor aromas with deep blue fruit, silky tannins in focused layers and a beautiful, long finish.
86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot.
'From the 10 acre estate vineyard in Oakville, cropped at quite low yields , this wine has a full aroma of black fruit and peppery spice. The palate is expansive and rich with violet tinged cassis, , menthol, fried herb, wood and peppery spice. There's a nice tar and licorice and chocolate and coffee mid palate leading into a long finish carried by a wave of raspberry acidity.' - Decanter
ALC - 14.9%
'A blend of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance Malbec and Petit Verdot, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from Keever Vineyards is a rounded, sexy wine that boasts a deep purple color as well as terrific notes of cedary spice, black currants, chocolate and hints of licorice. Raised in 70% new French oak, it has tons of fruit, ripe, polished tannin, and a great finish. Drink it anytime over the coming 10-15 years.' - Jeb Dunnuck
ALC ~ 15.2%
"Sometimes the gang gets together and it’s light-hearted and easy going. Other times the gang convenes and it’s more serious, intense, with only time for some real talk. This 2014 Our Gang Cabernet Sauvignon is suited for the latter. With a deep, concentrated purple hue in the glass and booming aromas of clove, nutmeg, cigar wrapper and macerated raspberries, it is apparent this wine means business. The palate follows suit with rich notes of black licorice, cocoa nib, mint oil, and blueberry. The finish is drawn out, with a mouth-watering acid backbone that provides levity and brightness for up to a minute." — Thomas Brown, Wine Maker
(96 pts) - 'Blueberries and blackberries with licorice. Black truffles. So much blue fruit on the nose and palate. Full body and beautiful tannins that are layered and powerful. Drinking beautifully now.' - James Suckling
Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc
'The largest production release, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Cult includes 2% Cabernet Franc and spent 21 months in 90% new Taransaud barrels. It too is inky colored and has lifted notes of cassis and blueberry fruits, graphite, toasted spice, and dried tobacco. It's elegant, seamless, incredibly pure and perfectly balanced. It’s another beautiful wine from this estate, which has hit home runs with all these latest 2016s.' - Jeb Dunnuck
The Consortium Cabernet exhibits a dark crimson core with purple and garnet reflections on the rim. Classic Napa Cabernet aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry liqueur, fresh boysenberry, and black cherry are infused with notes of wet violets, coffee, fresh leather, tobacco, and the ideal touch of high-quality vanilla bean and baking spices. The oak aromas impart just the right nuances and are perfectly integrated and balanced without being overbearing as many Napa examples often are. On the palate, the wine is medium-plus in body and captures pitch-perfect balance with the ideal freshness, soft, silky texture, and integrated, polished tannins that are wrapped around layered flavors of soft black fruit, leather, tobacco, cedar, cocoa, and subtle exotic spices. This incredibly young wine is already stunning in its youth but will be hitting a sweet spot as the weather cools in the next few months. Its peak should lie in the next 5-7 years although this beautifully structured wine could even surpass a decade in the cellar if kept well.
94 Points, Wine Advocate A deep ruby robe, with darker black fruit and mineral aromas on the nose. The palate brightens into a ripe strawberry, raspberry and boysenberry core, layered with notes of black licorice and nutmeg. Fluid and smooth, this wine blends rich fruit complexity, elegant freshness, and well-integrated tannins. This vintage is delightful at release, but also worthy of cellaring another 2-6 years.
Purlieu’s sister label, Le Pich, gets its name from a Wappo Indian term meaning “golden eagle.” They are hunting birds, and you can often spot them above our vineyards as they soar, glide, circle and arc. They are beautiful birds — stately and impressive, but not haughty or boasting, with a nimbleness that’s inspiring. We hope that our Le Pich wines live up to the character of their namesake.
“Winemaker Benoit Touquette compares the 2016 vintage to 2014 with its purity and balance. The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon shows the fresher style of the vintage beautifully and offers up a complex array or crème de cassis, blueberries, crushed rocks, violets, and lead pencil shaving-like notes. This full bodied beauty has awesome purity of fruit, a seamless texture, perfect balance, and a great, great finish. Give bottles another 2-4 years, and it’s going to evolve gracefully for 20 years of more. It’s pure class.” - Jeb Dunnuck
Sustainably Farmed, produced and bottled in Napa, California.
Riverain Vineyards is a boutique winery hand crafting wines with grapes from Cardiac Hill in Bennett Valley, Tench Vineyards in Oakville, and Gamble Vineyards in Yountville, CA.
Even better than the blockbuster 2015, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard offers incredible purity and precision paired with full-bodied power and richness. Thrilling notes of blueberries, liquid violets and tons of crushed rock and minerality all flow to a ripe, sexy seamless Cabernet Sauvignon that does everything right. A wine of incredible poise and stature, it has enough tannin to warrant 2-4 years of bottle age and is a 20 to 30 year wine.
The 2016, 95 point, Teeter Cab brings it with a one-two punch of fresh blackberry and mocha, served up with a slice of warm raspberry pie. Subtler notes of thyme, violet, lavender, pomegranate and smoke keep you on your toes, and nominate this wine as your new Grill Night go-to. A handful of warm spices rounds out the palate with aromatic intrigue, and plumps up the lingering red fruit finish.
‘Deep full-bodied and powerful, still has class and purity of 2016 vintage front and centre.' - Jeb Dunnuck
The 2017 Tench Vineyard EE Red Wine checks in as 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot and is one of the few wines that has the potential to match what was achieved in 2016. A total thriller, it has awesome notes of plums, blueberries, earth, chocolate, and espresso, with even a hint of truffle developing with time in the glass. Deep, dense, shockingly powerful and layered, yet still light and balanced on the palate, with sweet tannins, it should drink nicely right out of the gate yet age well.