We got a HUGE response to the 2015 we offered last year... DO NOT miss the astoundingly good 2016!! Rich, lusty, crazily drinkable Cabernet!!
The group of wine luminaries (who happen to all be friends in the same tasting group and how this whole thing started) behind this project reads like an all-star list...because it is. Band members include:
Dan Petroski, Mark Porembski, Stephane Vivier, Cameron Hobel, Barrett Anderson, Brennan Anderson and Jason Heller. Together, they harness their talents as acclaimed winemakers, a Master Sommelier (Jason), and wine professionals to make, in their words: "a wine we believe makes a strong case for one of the best quality to price ratios in the Napa Valley and something we’re proud to share with our friends, family, and neighbors.”
I couldn't agree more. These kinds of killer-quality Napa Cabs are hard to come by these days -- I mean, there are dozens in this price range, but almost nothing I'd really recommend...let's put it that way. If you don't already know these guys, just Google them, or call me or whatever. It's a great story to share and a damn fine bottle of Cabernet to drink!! SUPER-LIMITED!!
2016 BAND OF VINTNERS CABERNET SAUVIGNON CONSORTIUM NAPA VALLEY --- $39.95!!
BUY 3 OR MORE --- price drops to $34.95 (!!!) and a massive no-brainer.
2016 was a perfect vintage for Cabernet Sauvignon. A cool, wet winter led to deeper, darker skins and a warm spring / summer fostered slow, balanced ripening and vibrant, red fruit. This wine leads with blue and black fruit on the nose, and with a little time in the glass, develops notes of graphite and violets. A cassis-like viscosity coats the entire palate, unveiling Morello cherry and the ripe flesh of a plum, finishing with a hint of bay leaf. The acid and fine tannins will allow for complexity to develop over the next 3-5 years in bottle, but the overall balance of the vintage allows for this wine to be enjoyed now.
While it lasts...!