The name says it all! A fabulous six-pack of red wines from California.
Flora Springs Cabernet 2018 - Fragrant, fruit-driven aromas of black cherry, purple plum and currant introduce this plush, polished Cabernet, with similar flavors joined by notes of vanilla, dark chocolate, cola and licorice. Lithe and velvety on the palate with fine, well-integrated tannins. A bright streak of acidity keeps the mouthfeel fresh and balanced, with a flourish of orange peel and toast on the finish. 750ML
92pts Tasting Panel "Fruit sourced from two vineyards - one in Rutherford and one in Oakville - contributes prestigious terroir to this red, which aged 18 months in 70% French and 30% American oak. Notes of cigar leaf, black pepper, and bittersweet dark chocolate lead the way on the palate as black fruit weaves throughout with hints of cola and black coffee. The dry, dusty finish has a cedar twist."
Trefethen Cabernet 2018 - Rich, deep red garnet color with aromas and flavors of black currant, ripe plum, and blackberry. Notes of lavender, cocoa, and leather are layered with black pepper and vanilla bean. Full-bodied and intense, this wine is balanced and well-structured with seamless acidity and firm tannins. 750ML
97pts Decanter "For the second year running, it's an Oak Knoll Cabernet which has carried the Best In Show torch for Napa, underlining the fact that this spot in the Valley seems to be ideal for mingling Napa's diagnostic generosity and depth with an expressive finesse an an approachability which both appeals to our judges and chimes with the wine world's zeitgeist. The wine is still dark black-purple, and the aromatic currant and berry fruits are blue, tender and enticing, with skilled and seamless oak integration. On the palate, the wine has weight and depth -- but what you really notice in this 2018 vintage is its purity and inner energy; the weight and depth follow on after, but don't overwhelm from the start. The seamless integration of acidity and brisk tannin, too, is another mouthwatering hallmark -- of skilled winemaking, or the place? Who's to say?"
Band of Vintners Cabernet 2018 - Warm and inviting nose, reminiscent of a summer day in Napa, conjures up notes of grilled meats and Herbs de Provence. This vintage rolls over your palate with succulent flavors of black currant, boysenberry, and dark cherry. These rich flavors maintain throughout the whole arc of the wine, transporting the drinker back to the vineyard full of vines laden with ripe Cabernet. A delicate touch of French oak lends a hint of spice and texture to the palate. The wine continues to stretch out and its supple tannins perfectly frame an elegant finish. 835 Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc 750ML
92pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "Medium ruby-purple, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is very pretty on the nose, super floral with notes of blackcurrant bud, violet, bitter chocolate, cedar and classy new oak spices plus loads of red berry sparks. The palate is medium-bodied, lifted, floral and fresh, with a gently chalky texture and long, uplifted finish."
Louis Martini Sonoma Cabernet 2017 - Fresh, fruit-driven wine. It offers a welcomingly round mouthfeel with ripe notes of blackberry, blueberry and red plum. Hints of cocoa and oak on the finish add a savory layer of complexity to this approachably smooth Cabernet. 750ML
92pts James Suckling "Dense red with berries, chocolate and some spice and toffee. Full body. Juicy finish. Delicious now."
J Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet 2019 - Dense and dark at the core, with a brilliant garnet hue around the rim. Ripe fruit aromas of black cherry and currant are accented by notes of toasted pastry, hazelnut, and vanilla from our barrel aging program. Big, juicy red-fruit flavors infuse the palate while softly textured tannins lead to a long finish. 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Sirah, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Syrah 750ML
90pts Wine Enthusiast "Aromas of shaved cocoa and red cherry jam meet with a bit of smoke on the nose of this widely available yet reliable bottling. There is ample tension on the sip, giving the big-boned flavors or lack cherry, incense and smoke the tannic edges cling to." Editors' Choice
2019 Orin Swift 8 Years in the Desert - Evolving aromatics present themselves first with black and white pepper, then a ripe fruit core of brambly raspberry and sweet persimmon, finishing with savory notes of allspice, clove and fig leaf. Boisterous yet elegant on entry, the wine shows its plush layers with distinctive strawberry preserves, blackberry and raspberry pie topped with fresh crème. Round, ripe tannins close the palate menacingly, leaving one with a desperate thirst for more. 750ML
93pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "Medium garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Zinfandel Blend 8 Years in the Desert delivers notions of stewed plums, baked raspberries and fruitcake with hints of powdered cinnamon, clove oil, tree bark, hoisin and dusty soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is chock-full of ripe, spicy black and red fruits, supported by chewy tannins and tons of freshness, finishing long and earthy."