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Monday, November 20, 2017

Wines to Be Grateful For

The Best of the Best for Your Holiday Table
Happy Almost Thanksgiving!
Treat yourself to the crème de la crème this holiday season. These hard-to-find, top-scoring wines will  impress your clients, friends and family.

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The 2014 Carte Blanche Proprietary Red Wine is crafted by Food & Wine's Winemaker of the Year Helen Keplinger. Most of the fruit is selecting from the finest vineyard sites, including Beckstoffer's Missouri Hopper Vineyard, To-Kalon, Nobles Ranch and Lone Oaks Vineyard, to name a few.

Offering generous black fruits, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon displays a deep, rich mouthfeel. It should improve in your cellar for a decade. 93 points Wine Enthusiast.
In the Saint Helena appellation of the Napa Valley lies a vineyard with a heritage stretching back to the early days of California - the historic Beckstoffer Bourn Vineyard.
Kata, created by David Beckstoffer, is worthy of the legacy. It has an elegant, almost feminine expression with notes of blueberry and blackberry combined with subtle hints of violet and rose petals. It's pure and silky on the palate, with a long finish and distinct floral notes. 94 Points Robert Parker
The Patria "Avoyelles" is crafted by superstar winemaker Tony Biagi. In his two decades as a Napa Valley winemaker, he has been the talent behind labels such as Duckhorn, PlumpJack, CADE, Hourglass and Paraduxx.
The 2014 Oakville Ranch Avoyelles is an intriguing blend of 56% Cabernet Franc, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petite Verdot. It is deep, full-bodied, velvety textured and voluptuous, with superb density and pure, deep blue and black fruits. 95 points Robert Parker.
You'll probably recognize Philippe's name as he has more 100 point scores than any winemaker in Napa's recent history with Dana Estates, Hundred Acre, Quintessa and Dalla Valle.
This wine has a loyal following and it's no surprise why.  Similar to those from the Graves region in Bordeaux, the wine is perfumy with aromatics of dark fruit, graphite, tar and creosote. The finish on this fabulous 2014 is bigger than previous years and we suggest decanting a good three hours prior to serving. 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot and 3% Merlot. 96 Points Robert Parker. 
Impress your friends, clients and family with wine from one of Napa Valley's most prestigious estates.
Crafted by former Opus One Viticulture and Oenologist, Mike Silacci, this vintage's Opus One has mesmerizing aromas of flowers, bark, currants and blackberries. Exquisite tension and finesse with an almost Burgundian texture, yet it's Napa in its soul with ripe fruit, stones, spices and Chinese tea leaf flavors. Savory and delicious. 97 Points from James Suckling  

Celia Welch is one of North America's most highly regarded winemakers; she's made wine for Scarecrow, Buccella, Barbour and Lindstrom to name a few. Today, she crafts fantastic wines from the esteemed Keever Estate, overlooking the beautiful town of Yountville in Napa Valley.
Bright purple aromas of boysenberry, mulberry, and warm summer briars invite a closer look at this fully ripe Cabernet.  Plush and satiny at entry, the purple fruit flavors are enveloped in mocha, vanilla and warm spice tones. Antonio Galloni 94 Points.
Kelly Barrett
Wine Club Manager
Bacchus & Venus Wines
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