Mother nature is reminding us this week to get ready, for there will be -20 degree days in the not so distant future. I have two Cabernets that would be a great addition to the “holy crap it just snowed 18 inches” storage pile. Also, pretty darn good with the last grilled steak of the season.
We have the Daou 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles currently on sale for $25.99. The Daou brothers started their winery only a few years ago, and are producing some of the best Cabs in Paso, if not California, for the price. The 2015 received great scores from all the major reviewers; 92 from Advocate, 93 from Enthusiast and Spectator. The wine shows amazing red fruit and spice on the nose, while elegantly slipping into brambly toast on the palate. Soft tannin makes this wine very approachable now, but it will hold in the cellar for a decade. Winery notes here.
I just received my allocation of the second Cab, Venge Vineyards 2015 Silencieux Cabernet Sauvignon. If you like Caymus or Prisoner, you need to try this wine. In the glass it is opaque purple, with blackberry and vanilla jumping out to the nose. It flows like liquid velvet in the mouth, full and juicy, but enough structure to dismiss any evidence of sweetness. Parker has scored the last three vintages with 94s and 95s, I’m sure the 2015 will continue that streak. We have it priced at $51.99 a bottle, and $260 a six pack.
I will have both on the Coravin the next couple weeks, stop by for a taste.