“Textbook” Napa wine at bargain price

It doesn’t always need to cost a ton of money to be very good!  Our friends at Textbook created two bargain priced wines (Cabernet and Merlot), both of which taste a lot more expensive than their price tag reveals.  As always, small production, so don’t wait too long!

Originally brought to the United States in the 1850’s from Pomerol by Antoine Delmas, Merlot is, at its best, a textured wine capable of great power and elegance. This Merlot comes from three blocks located within the famed Napa Valley AVA. Each site brings unique attributes and adds complexity. These sites showcase diverse gravelly and loam soils. The Oak Knoll lot brings backbone, sweet red fruit and tannins. The Oakville District Merlot lot showcases color and deeply textured, high-quality tannins. The small Cabernet fraction adds power and “grip”. Together, they all complete a wonderful package.

Textbook 2015 Merlot, Napa Valley
Retail 27.00 – GGWC 24.99
FREE SHIPING on 12
Use code TEXT15 during checkout

OK to mix & match with other Textbook wines

Winemaker notes: “Hand-picked clusters were field sorted, and then hand-sorted at an average of 24.2 Brix. Cold soaking for 2 days in open-top temperature-controlled fermenters developed color and flavor in the absence of alcohol. Fermentation began spontaneously with prevailing yeasts and two daily punch downs kept the cap immersed in must, extracting superb flavor and structure. After innoculation with cultured yeasts, fermentation completed and was followed by sixteen days on the skins. The must was gently pressed into French oak barriques where it slowly completed ML fermentation. The press fraction was not used. Barrels were of the highest quality; 100% French, 30% new, two-year air-dried, medium-plus toast and handbent by Cadus and Francois Freres in central France. Fourteen months barrel maturation with two rackings and one egg white fining integrated flavors and developed a silky mouth-feel.”

Textbook 2015 Cabernet, Napa Valley
Retail 33.00 – GGWC 27.99
FREE SHIPING on 12
Use code TEXT15 during checkout

OK to mix & match with other Textbook wines

Winemaker Notes: “The 2015 Vintage followed the excellent 2012, 13 & 14 and led to debates as to which vintage was “better”. Our sense is they are all very, very high quality; had abundant sunshine, cool evenings and a dry harvest season. The even weather patterns in late September allowed the Cabernet Sauvignon harvest to occur at a more relaxed pace, which is good for high-quality winemaking. While fermenting, our 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon lots were deeply colored, richly textured and thus showed great promise.

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