Small (girl) winery beats up the Big Boys wineries!

Karen Culler has been around for some time now, and her portfolio has been very impressive. Although I think the last blind tasting I conducted might have just elevated her status some more. The Who’s Who of Napa Valley wineries was represented at this tasting. We tasted blind and guessed the price of each wine!
Amazing results!

The line up consisted of:

Wolf Family Estate Cabernet Napa Valley – 94 Points – $85.00
Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard  97+Parker – $200.00
Hundred Acre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Kayli Morgan Vineyard 96+ Parker – $300.00
Joseph Phelps Insignia Proprietary Red Wine 97 Parker – $175.00
Colgin Cabernet Sauvignon Tychson Hill Vineyard 95 Parker – $500.00
Anderson’s Conn Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve  98 Points Parker $110.00
Carte Blanche Cabernet Sauvigon  96 Points Wine Spectator – $125.00
Araujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard 97+ Points Parker – $300.00
David Arthur Cabernet Sauvignon Elevation 1147  94+ Points Parker – $135.00
Beau Vigne Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve  96 Points Parker – $100.00
Dana Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Helms Vineyard 96 Parker – $350.00
Del Dotto Cabernet Sauvignon Villa del Lago 96 Poimts – $200.00
Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 98+ Points – $100.00
Buccella Cabernet Sauvignon 96 Points Parker – $140.00

The Results….

1) Wolf  Retail 85.00 – Average “guessed” price  $112.00
2) Carte Blanche Retail 125.00  – Average “guessed” price  $102.00
3) Beau Vigne Reserve Retail 100.00 -  – Average “guessed” price  $101.00
4) Dunn Howell Mountain Retail 100.00 -  – Average “guessed” price  $96.00
5) Colgin Tychson Hill Retail 500.00 -  – Average “guessed” price  $95.00
6) Paul Hobbs To Kalon Retail 200.00 -  – Average “guessed” price  $95.00
7) Buccella Retail 140.00 -  – Average “guessed” price  $95.00
8 ) Anderson Conn Valley Rsv -Retail 110.00 – - Average “guessed” price  $75.00
9) Dana Estate Retail 350.00 -  – Average “guessed” price  $75.00
10) Phelps Insignia Retail 175.00 -  – Average “guessed” price  $75.00
11) Del Dotto Villa del Lago Retail 200.00 – - Average “guessed” price  $60.00
12) David Arthur 1147 Retail 135.00 -  – Average “guessed” price  $60.00
13) Hundred Acre Kayli Morgan Retail 300.00  – Average “guessed” price  $60.00
14)Araujo Eisele Retail 300.00 – - Average “guessed” price  $55.00

So this shows again that some of the scores and prices not always make sense. I still believe in Frank’s Palatable Price Point (FPPP) $35.00 – $85.00 rule! We don’t have a large supply of the Wolf wines in stock, so I suggest you hurry on this offer. Six bottles will get you FREE SHIPPING!

Wolf 2008 Estate Cabernet SauvignonWolf Family Vineyards 2008 Estate Cabernet, Napa Valley
94 Points – $85.00

On the nose one is greeted by black cherries and chocolate aromas followed by a full, lush body of black stone fruit and creme de cassis framed into a great, powerful body that is elegant yet amazing! I say elegant, not light!  Full, rich, extracted with a very long intense finish that does not want to end!   Only 175 cases of this little gem were produced!!