A 2013 Yountville Napa Cab $40 (RP91)

February 20, 2016 90+ Bargains  No comments

IMG_5970Yountville is one of the top appellations in the Napa Valley, that much is for sure. Dominus certainly thinks so, with their wine selling for close to $200 per bottle. Kapcsandy’s “Grand Vin” from Yountville’s State Lane Vineyard is close to double that. That’s why a Yountville Cabernet, at the entry price for generic Napa designated wines, got my attention.

The Liparita “V Block” Yountville Cabernet is rich, bold and opulent, especially for Yountville, where the wines tend to be more restrained. The aromatics are beautiful and pronounced. Chalk it up to the 2013 vintage where perfect weather allowed winemakers to hang their grapes as long as they pleased. Oh and about the 2013 vintage: I thought Napa Cabernet couldn’t get better after drinking a bunch of 2012s. I was wrong.  This is really impressive.

This wine received 91 points from Robert Parker who, at the list price of $60, still called it a value. At LA Wine Co’s $39.95, it’s a steal.

 Buy Here: 2013 Liparita “V Block” Yountville Cabernet

Wine Advocate 91 points

“The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Liparita Cellars V Block from Yountville is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. This is another reasonably appealing value in Napa. Full-bodied and rich, with notes of graphite, blackberry and cassis, this opulent full-bodied wine is best drunk over the next 10-15 years. “

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