A Gentleman’s Guide To Style And Refinement

Spirits To Cheer In The Season

Having a difficult time figuring out what to get that special someone something for Christmas?  A good bottle of wine always puts a smile on their face.  We had the opportunity to savoir the flavors of two fine vineyards Hall Napa Valley and Walt Vineyards.  If that special someone is a wine aficionado get them the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Kathryn Hall from their Sacrashe Rutherford Vineyard delivers a relatively profound set of aromatics even for a wine that’s only 11 months of age. With almost unreal richness of blue and black fruits, spring flowers, graphite and spice, this is a sensational inky, full-bodied wine that will come close to being a perfect wine when bottled after its full élevage in barrel. Spectacular!  This bottle retails for $165.00 and worth every penny.

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If you are looking for something at a moderate price range we recommend 2014 Walt Pinot Noir for $75.00.  The inky opaque colored 2014 Pinot Noir Clos Pepe Vineyard is a sensational Pinot Noir. Giving up tons of black raspberry, cassis, toasty oak, crushed violets and campfire aromas and flavors, this youthful, even backwards effort has fabulous richness and depth, a layered texture and ripe tannin that emerges on the finish. This is a big, rich Pinot Noir that should benefit from short term cellaring and have a decade or more of longevity.  This bottle will only get better with time.

 

Have a wonderful holiday season and stay tune this week for more gift ideas.  Happy Holidays!!!

walt

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