Orin Swift Mercury Head Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

$119.99

96 points                                                    Orin Swift Cellars winemaker, Dave Phinney, is well-know for his Prisoner Zinfandel.  He also makes this fantastic, rare Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley - very limited. previous vintage 96 Points Robert Parker:  "A spectacular wine, the Cabernet Sauvignon Mercury Head is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from the Taplin and Morisoli vineyards and several Atlas Peak vineyards, aged 18 months in 50% new French oak. The wine is a classic, broad-shouldered, compelling Cabernet Sauvignon with beautiful blueberry and crème de cassis fruit, Christmas fruitcake, cedar wood, white chocolate notes and a hint of graphite and background toast. It is ripe, full-bodied, pure, multidimensional and a mouthful of succulent Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 20+ years... Dave Phinney may well be 2015's winemaker of the year for this wine taster." This rare wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Taplin vineyard in St. Helena and the Morisoli vineyard in Rutherford. As in the previous vintage, it offers a complex intriguing structure along with vibrant dark fruit and subtle oak shadings. Cellar for up to a decade, or enjoy now with some aeration. Tiny production on this one, so don't wait long.    

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Ratings on Delectable

Jonathan Wall Delectable Pro

Soft and plush. Was just getting good as we finished it. I found it a bit muted and short... but time might fix that. Check out the bargain deep discount ($HKD). Due to a damaged lead cover! Ha! Win!

Soft and plush. Was just getting good as we finished it. I found it a bit muted and short... but time might fix that. Check out the bargain deep discount ($HKD). Due to a damaged lead cover! Ha! Win!

9.3

Eric Urbani Delectable Pro

100% cab, mostly from Stagecoach.

100% cab, mostly from Stagecoach.

9.3

Jessica Gilmore

Quarantine Tuesday treat

Quarantine Tuesday treat

9.4

John Beebe

Thanks jacks boss! (And Gena)

Thanks jacks boss! (And Gena)

9.4

Carey Antoon

Might be my new favorite Cab!

Might be my new favorite Cab!

10

Charles Mires

Excellent but could use some time.

Excellent but could use some time.

9.4

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