WHISPERING VINE EVENTS
@ Foothill & 4th Street Locations
PLUMPJACK - Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 $119.99
94pts Vinous - "The full sensuality of 2012 comes through in Plumpjack's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon. Rich, layered and sumptuous in the glass, the 2012 is absolutely striking. Espresso, mocha, rose petals and spices wrap around the radiant finish. This is such a gorgeous example of the year and one of the truly great sites in Napa Valley. The Reserve gets most of the attention at Plumpjack, but in the 2012, the straight Cabernet Sauvignon is nearly as stellar."
94pts Wine Spectator - "Firm, dense and chewy, with a wall of extracted tannins and flavors of dark berry, mocha and blackberry amid a loamy earth and crushed rock minerality. The fruit pushes through on the finish against clinging tannins. Drink now through 2030."
ODETTE - Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 $129.99
96pts The Wine Advocate - "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc) is a near perfect, glorious example of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon from an absolutely magnificent vintage. The scary thing is that 2013 might be not only as good, but better. The color is dense ruby/purple and the wine shows classic crème de cassis notes along with some floral underpinnings, deep raspberry and a touch on minerality. Good crisp acidity provides focus and uplift through this wine's other exuberant and concentrated component parts. This is a stunner, and a classic Stag's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink over the next 15 or so years."
CADE - Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 $89.99
95pts Vinous - "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is gorgeous. An unusually open, resonant, young Howell Mountain Cabernet, the Estate dazzles with its rich, textured fruit and incredibly welcoming personality. Hints of smoke, tar, licorice and menthol add complexity to the intense fruit. This is a wine I want to drink, not merely taste. All the elements come together in an effortless, inviting wine loaded with class."
94pts The Wine Advocate - "The stunning, dark ruby/purple-tinged 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate boasts beautiful mulberry, blueberry and black raspberry fruit notes, a pure, full-bodied style, sweet tannin, adequate acidity and an opulent, lush mouthfeel. This offering is atypical for a Howell Mountain cuvee, which tends to be more foreboding in its youthfulness. Drink this beauty over the next 15+ years."
CADE - Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2015 $34.99
Our 2015 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc has a nose that is filled with aromas of pear, white peach, yellow apple, grapefruit, green melon, white flowers, granite, lemon curd, and lemon peel. The palate is full of more citrus, apple, lemon, lime, citrus blossom, and key lime pie notes. The wine finishes with a vibrant acidity and is crisp, fresh, and a bit flinty. The sémillon and viognier added to the blend add another layer of complexity to the wine. The sémillon is picked at lower sugars to bring out some kiwi, lime, pear, and cucumber notes with racy acidity and lean mid palate. The viognier adds a lot of floral, honeysuckle, and orange blossom notes.
$15/FLIGHT OF 4