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2010 Pied a Terre Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

$31.99 a bottle

Take a 10% discount on a case of twelve

(AND IF YOU LIKE CA CABS AND BUY THEM BY THE CASE,

YOU ARE CRAZY NOT TO GET A CASE OF THIS ONE!)

  

 

A few weeks ago I received a call from my brother. Over the years I've noticed that we tend to like the same wines, hence I've learned to respect his palate. He told me that recently he went to a local restaurant, MC Kitchen, and had the occasion to drink a bottle of one of Napa's true cult cabernets, a wine that retails for around $500.

 

They ran out of wine and ordered a bottle that the sommelier at the restaurant suggested, a Napa Cabernet that retails for $32. He was floored! Amazed even! The second wine rocked his world! He didn't suggest that the two wines were of the same quality. But he did believe that there wasn't much difference for pure hedonistic pleasure! And it stunned him that one wine was 15 times more expensive than the other! Needless to say, he asked if we could get the wine for him. And we did, a case for him and a few extra cases for the store.

 

It took me a while to get around to drinking a bottle, but last week we tasted it here at our Saturday tasting! It's a little strange to say- but the wine was almost the perfect Napa Cabernet! Full and lush, powerful, deep- all those adjectives that Napa freaks love. At the same time, the wine did not over power. It was not over the top in alcohol. And it had an incredible sense of balance and precision that, sure enough, reminded me of wines that sell for many times the asking price! Simply put, it rocked our world- both for the quality and the price! As a side note: I found it amazing that at the Saturday tasting, the wine appealed to both lovers of Napa Cabernet and to those whom shun Napa as too strong. Somehow it appeals to all- thus, in my book, making the case for 'close to perfect.'

 

Antonio Galloni, wrote of this wine:

The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon from Pied a Terre is absolutely gorgeous. A soft, refined wine, the 2010 shows the more feminine side of the vintage in its sweet red berries, spices and crushed flowers. A hint of sweet French oak supports the pliant, expressive finish. Simply put, readers will have a hard time finding a better California Cabernet Sauvignon for the money. If you can find it, you won't be sorry!

Anticipated maturity: 2013-2017.

 

 

 

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