ICYMI  – TWO AMAZING 96+ Points Cresta Velia Cabernets 

A dream does come true … Like so many people who end up working in the wine industry, one can look back on a chance encounter or conversation that set the wheels of fate in motion. John Giannini (Cresta Velia) met Thomas Rivers Brown through mutual friends while playing volleyball and it was Thomas who gave John his first job during harvest in the Napa Valley in the early 2000s. In 2006, John became the Cellar Master at Outpost Winery in Angwin and in 2007 he took over as the Assistant Winemaker under Thomas. Since then, John has helped craft many of the 100 point (TRB) wines that have come out of Outpost winemaking facility. And while he continues to be the Assistant Winemaker at Outpost, the next logical step was to become a winemaker in his own right; and so Cresta Velia was born…

Cresta Velia 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mount Veeder, Napa Valley
Retail 130.00 – GGWC 124.99 
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Jeb Dunnuck 96+Points: ‘From younger plantings in the southwest portion of Mt. Veeder, the 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder is all Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in 82% new French oak. Offering notes of cassis, red plums, wild scrub brush, and scorched earth, it’s beautiful on the palate, with surprisingly supple tannins, medium to full body, wonderful balance, and a great finish.”

Winemaker Notes: This 2021 Mt Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon, with its eye-catching deep ruby color, is a stunning representation of the AVA. The aromas of ripe blackberries, plum and cassis fill the glass. The wine displays a remarkable balance between power and elegance with a full-bodied palate and velvety tannins, offering a silky smooth texture and mouthfeel. The balance and framework of the wine allow the flavors to persist allowing a memorable lengthy finish. While remaining approachable in its youth a healthy decant will help fully unlock its potential.

Cresta Velia 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon “Rutherford” Napa Valley
Retail 85.00 
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Jeb Dunnuck 96+ Points: ‘From a site in Rutherford, the 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley has the classic inky color of this vintage and classic varietal aromatics of ripe black fruits, violets, incense, and spring flowers, with just some background oak and minerality. Full-bodied on the palate, it has ample structure, terrific balance, and a great finish.”

Winemaker notes: The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley has a deep ruby hue packed with classic Cabernet aromas. Blackberry and cassis notes are front and center, complemented by hints of dark chocolate, cedar and a slight touch of vanilla. You will also find nuances of black cherry, tobacco and fresh soil, adding complexity to the aromatic profile. On the palate is where this Cabernet Sauvignon reveals its true character. The full bodied nature of the wine is balanced by smooth and velvety tannins, providing its elegant mouthfeel. The flavors largely mirror the aromatics, with luscious black fruits taking the spotlight. The well integrated oak influence adds layers of complexity without overpowering the fruit. The finish is persistent and satisfying, with lingering notes of blackberry, dark chocolate and baking spice.

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