Pulido-Walker Melanson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

$169.99

96 points - limited                             Rare new Cabernet from one of Napa's newest cult wineries. 96 Points Robert Parker:  "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Melanson Vineyard definitely eclipses its older sibling. It is similarly opaque purple in color, but reveals greater fruit intensity, more massive concentration, but still keeps its delineation and vibrancy on display. Loads of blueberries, blackberries and white flowers jump from the glass of this full-bodied wine, which shares a wonderful opulence and extravagant fruit nature with the Panek, but comes across slightly more floral. This is a beauty to drink over the next 20+ years.... ...The winemaker at this small boutique operation owned by Mark Pulido and Donna Walker is none other than Thomas Brown. Obviously, some of the selections for their wines come from the increasingly well-known Melanson Vineyard on Pritchard Hill, and of course, others come from a site Thomas Brown utilizes for his own label, the St. Helena vineyard of Panek, which is a 5.5-acre parcel just to the north of St. Helena in an old Napa river bed. These are super-impressive wines."

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Ratings on Delectable

Carl Fischer Delectable Pro

My reward for the 1:49:55 finish in the NYC Half Marathon (and for beating my fundraising goal toward cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital!). My prior score and notes on this remain consistent. I just LOVE this wine.

My reward for the 1:49:55 finish in the NYC Half Marathon (and for beating my fundraising goal toward cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital!). My prior score and notes on this remain consistent. I just LOVE this wine.

9.9

Carl Fischer Delectable Pro

There's nothing more I can add to my recent review of this wine. I just LOVE it and decided it would be perfect for the playoffs (#PatsNation!). This stuff is so good it even has the dogs begging for some

There's nothing more I can add to my recent review of this wine. I just LOVE it and decided it would be perfect for the playoffs (#PatsNation!). This stuff is so good it even has the dogs begging for some

9.9

Carl Fischer Delectable Pro

This photo's for you @Martin G Rivard

This photo's for you @Martin G Rivard

9.9

Ron R Delectable Pro

Full-on Napa strip tease, with all the assets on show. Jam compote, coffee and maple syrup. So extravagant, it’s obscene. As @Carl Fischer described it, “an embarrassment of riches.” Gifted by @Carl Fischer. Thank you kind sir.

Full-on Napa strip tease, with all the assets on show. Jam compote, coffee and maple syrup. So extravagant, it’s obscene. As @Carl Fischer described it, “an embarrassment of riches.” Gifted by @Carl Fischer. Thank you kind sir.

9.6

Tucker Knight

Knock out!

Knock out!

9.3

Mono Head

Sharp finish. But very good. Has a unique flavor that I can't name. Full body. $195. Dec 2016

Sharp finish. But very good. Has a unique flavor that I can't name. Full body. $195. Dec 2016

8.8

Matt Gibstein

W/ J.

W/ J.

9.6

Anna Sangiacomo

Family House Cabernet For Connoisseurs

Family House Cabernet For Connoisseurs

9.5

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.