Yesterday Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 | $500 wine for $37
Yesterday Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 presents delicate strains of vanilla hinting at the new French oak aging regimen. While topped up with toasty rich black fruit. Broad and bold on entry, the palate is weighty and smooth, densely packed with super-fine tannins, followed by a cleansing wash of acidity. The deep fruit core bursts with black cherry and blueberry, accented with an undercurrent of tobacco and cocoa.
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Take a stab at naming three or four of the greatest, most iconic and famous estates you can think of in Napa. The winery this fruit is sourced from is one of them—the apogee of classic Oakville terroir.
They produce quite literally a cult Cabernet: the estate has a mailing list that’s impossible to get on unless you know someone; their wines garnered several 100-point scores in just the last five vintages; they’re in every steakhouse worth its salt, and the bottle prices start at $500 and climb skyward.
This 2018 just smells expensive
You might actually guess all that just from sniffing this bottle blind. As one of our team members put it, this 2018 just smells expensive: delicate strains of vanilla hint at the new French oak aging regimen topped up with toasty, rich black fruit. Broad and bold on entry, the palate is weighty and smooth, densely packed with super-fine tannins, followed by a cleansing wash of acidity. The deep fruit core bursts with black cherry and blueberry, accented with an undercurrent of tobacco and cocoa.
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So, every aspect down to the glossy, saturated purple hue indicates the intense dedication of an estate famous around the world for not neglecting a single detail of quality on their hillside vineyards. For California Cabernet fanatics, a bottle from here would be considered the crown jewel of their collection, bar none.
A lasso-the-moon moment!
But strange things can happen in the topsy-turvy, Alice-in-Wonderland world of sourcing and supply and demand in Napa. Frankly even we were shocked when the opportunity to buy this wine arose. It’s the sort of opportunity we joked about when first starting this company—a lasso-the-moon moment. Thanks to some providential timing, a well-placed friend, and a bumper 2018 crop, we’re able to offer a few of our members a slice of this unbelievable Napa icon at $37 a bottle. With the label locked behind the NDA to end all NDAs, it might be the Napa deal of the century.