Greatest EVER? One of our all-time fave Cabs from the legendary Heidi Barrett and from the astounding 2016 vintage! A FANTASTIC, no-brainer bargain relative to so many other Napa Cabs, and a Napa Valley classic since the late 80s!! Anyone who bought the ‘14 and ‘15 from us KNOWS. With fantastic vineyards in Oakville, surrounded by wineries selling at $200, $300, Ren Harris’ Paradigm hugely over delivers at $80 a 750mL, but today you can snag the newest release in MAGNUM at a jaw-dropping $174.95!!
Did you know this is Heidi Barrett's only continuous client since they began? From her Screaming Eagle days to her current mega-stardom, she has always made this wine in a much more "classic" style that I utterly love. In ‘16, there is tons of weight and power, ripe fruit, structure, medium-weight, terrific balance...and they age gorgeously (drink the 1994 now, it's killer). A huge must-have every year, in my book, and a wine to cellar for decades if you wish!!
Do you even know what a ridonkulously fair price this is? I urge, I insist, I PLEAD that if you love classically structured Napa Cabs (I want you to evoke things like Dunn, Heitz, Mayacamas, old Phelps wines and so on) --- this is a MUST-BUY. A fantastic vintage! Trust your wizened old, grizzly-bearded, cantankerous wine merchant! This wine is KILLING it! While it lasts!