Chad Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley 2015 | Allocated! Back in Stock!
The Chad Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley 2015 is dark ruby purple. Abundant cassis, boysenberry, dark chocolate, licorice, and espresso with cinnamon, clove, and French oak. Rich and creamy palate with fresh acidity, and decadent, chewy tannins through the fairly long, chocolatey finish. Drink now-2035.
Chad’s 2015 Reserve is polished and superbly aromatic bolstered by Atlas Peak muscle and power. The Chad Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley 2015 reveals layers of blueberry, black cherry, and bramble. In addition, accented by violet and mocha, the 2015 Reserve is an outstanding offering.
About the ‘juice’
One of Napa’s best blue-chip estates — we’re talking a Parker favorite — was in the running for this lot. My cell phone was on the fritz and I almost missed the winery’s message. I was first, Parker’s buddies were next. I called back just in time. Thank goodness, this one’s a gem.”
Once again, Chad delivers — in fact, in the low-yielding 2015 vintage he OVER-delivers. How he was able to craft a beautifully polished Napa Cabernet Reserve with exceptional fruit from a vintage that saw prices everywhere in wine country skyrocket is mind-boggling. The answer, of course, lies in his deep connections with Napa’s blue-chip estates — relationships he’s fostered since 2009.
Compared to the $110 Cabernets that are produced by the source of Chad’s 2015 grapes, his black-fruited, powerful and decadent Reserve Cabernet easily stands shoulder-to-shoulder. And at $27.99 per bottle, we’re calling this Chad’s greatest feat ever. The wine will evolve brilliantly for those with enough patience to hold bottles between now and 2035. Do not miss this.
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As we sipped his inky, purple-hued 2015 Reserve, Chad held his hands up so that they were almost touching. “THIS close,” he said. “That’s about how close I was to missing out on this wine.” We swirled, appreciating the deep, dark fruit notes wafting from the glass, and kept listening. “As you know, 2015 was a short crop in the Valley, and I wasn’t the only one looking for juice.
The 2015 Napa Vintage
As usual, a lengthy NDA has our lips sealed as to the name and exact location of the producer that offered Chad this stunning fruit. What we can tell you is this: Back in October of 2016, when the estate called him, Chad had a chance to taste almost every barrel in the winery. As Chad would tell us, “The winery’s master blend was a more restrained style. Elegant and beautiful, to be sure, but not for me. The barrels they offered me were equally as elegant with terrific floral notes, but with darker fruit complexity, calling to mind the midnight hours. Powerful, polished, and age-worthy. I liked them best, and, miraculously, I got away with them!”
Though 2015 yielded a small crop in Napa, the vintage was, as Robert Parker wrote, “spectacular” and of “high quality.” Like the greatest wines of the vintage,, the Chad Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley 2015 was beautifully structured. The day we tasted it, and just like those top bottles, it will continue to improve for years to come. Unfortunately, our small allocation won’t be around for nearly that long. Secure your share now.