A great $50s Cabernet, 95 Points

The Desparada, Vailia From owner/winemaker, is the wife of Russell From the owner/winemaker of Herman Story. But she is her “own” woman in this man’s world! Desparada is the culmination of 19 years of traveling and working for and in wine. Vailia has seen every side of the industry, from winemaking to harvesting, to importing, cold calling for sales, to managing brokerages, to working on restaurant floors, and managing a mobile bottling line. There’s something in wine that keeps her going. She’s a traveler by nature, and Desparada is what carries her. A no-nonsense lady, making no-nonsense, well-priced and good quality wines with a twist.

Desparada 2019 Soothsayer Cabernet
GGWC 52.99
Use code DESPARADA during checkout

Velvety, generous and fruit forward, a juicy mix of blackberry, huckleberry and blueberry puree flavors, with details of black pepper, Earl Grey tea and toffee notes, finishing with candied violet notes.

Winemaker Notes: ”Blueberry gondola, Chambord soaked chocolate lava cake, royalty, accidentally spilling oregano in cranberry juice, perfect origami lollipops, elevator rides with taxidermy friends.”

FMW 95 Points: “On the nose you are welcomed by gobs of gorgeous black fruit, a hint of chocolate and a touch of underbrush that balance out the bouquet. On the palate this bold, lush wine serves up a bright and powerful platter of gorgeous black currant and black berry fruit laced with dark chocolate, anise and a touch of leather. The palate overflows with flavors that linger into a long and complex finish. As always, A VERY LIMITED PRODUCTION!!”

Also check out her husband’s Herman Story Wines  

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