2015 Vine Cliff Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine not just get to the point!

Rating: 5 outta 5!!!!!
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Wine: 2015 Vine Cliff Cabernet Sauvignon

From: California; Napa, Oakville

Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon

Cost: Ummmm … I purchased 3 of these on Vivino.com for $36. Now I see them at $90-$130. If I was a collector I would buy low and sell high, instead, I’m buying low and drinking high.

Alcohol: 14.8%

Taste: I said a lot of emphatic bad words when I tasted my first sip… and my second … and third. It’s good … really, really good. The flavors are intense and they keep coming at you.

But, all that intensity is delivered sooooo smoothly. Mocha, cedar, fig, black fruit, vanilla, spice, bell pepper, currant, etc…

At $36 it is a steal. At $90 an indulgence. I’m really happy that I have two more bottles in my cellar. Can’t wait to share some with my oldest in 5 years.

Other Stuff:  We love history around here and Vine Cliff has a ton of it. This “Ghost” winery was founded in 1870 making one of the oldest wineries in Napa.

Unfortunately, phylloxera ravaged the vines in 1900 and then there was this little thing called Prohibition.

In 1985 the winery came back to life with the planting of Cab Sav vines and as you can see above, the wine they are making tastes pretty #$@! good.