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2021 Realm Cellars, Farella Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 6x75cl

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Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot Vintage production: 500 cases Farella Vineyard is Realm’s Estate vineyard in the Coombsville AVA. A fantastically complex site in the foothills of the Vaca... Mountain range, the vineyard lies in one of the cooler regions of the Napa Valley. The site features layers of volcanic tufa, red decomposed rock and ashy deposits from ancient landslides, vast geologic episodes that literally turned this vineyard on its head. The 25 acres of vines are divided into numerous blocks with elevations ranging between 300 and 500 feet. Varying slopes create distinct microclimates and soil compositions, and the vineyard’s diversity is suitable for growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc. Realm has produced a Single Vineyard Cabernet from Farella since 2003. In 2018, they partnered with the Farella family on a plan to become long-term stewards of the estate. The core of Realm’s Farella Cabernet comes from a high point in the vineyard, a block referred to as “rockpile” because of the preponderance of stone and gravel in the soil. This block is bathed in afternoon sunlight during the growing season and the wine - concentrated and beautifully-structured - consistently shows a mix of red and black fruits with spice and mineral overtones. Farella has been historically 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, comprising Clones 4 and 8, but they began working with Merlot in the 2019 vintage. The 2021 Farella Vineyard introduces a new artwork on the label by Ethiopian-born artist Wosene Worke Kosrof. He uses contorted symbols of his native Amharic language to represent dance and movement in this artwork Heart of Dance. The label is a tribute to Frank Farella, a lover of music, dance and language, who founded Farella Vineyard in the mid-1970s.
£1,320 / Case£220 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,606.46 / Case, £267.74 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2018 Realm Cellars, The Bard, Napa Valley 1x75cl

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Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Petite Sirah Vintage production: n/a Realm Cellars The Bard needs little introduction - it's one of the... definitive modern Napa Cabernet Sauvignons, masterfully blending hand-picked vineyards from Realm's portfolio throughout the Valley. Realm Cellars The Bard is the complete expression of Napa Valley, using only the finest parcels of fruit from Coombsville in the south, to Calistoga in the north, up to the heights of Pritchard Hill. Outstanding vineyards such as Beckstoffer To Kalon, Beckstoffer Bourn, Blair, Houyi, Larkmead, Realm SLD Estate, Farella, Orchard and Bettinelli Upper Range have all found a place in the wine. Its precision, complexity and unique personality have made it a perennial favourite among the top critics and collectors alike, with demand on the secondary market reflecting this more powerfully than ever.
£129 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £158.54 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2019 FUTO, Oakville Estate Red Wine 1x75cl

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Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 485 cases The Oakville Estate Vineyard lies in western Oakville, overlooked on three sides by Harlan Estate, BOND Winery, and Promontory Winery.... The 2019 is unique as the first vintage to be 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and, in out opinion, would outperform its neighbours and peers to the east including Screaming Eagle. Pure Cabernet cannot be any better than this, reaffirmed by James Suckling who scored it 100pts.
£427 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £515.60 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2019 FUTO, Oakville Estate Red Wine 3x75cl

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Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 485 cases The Oakville Estate Vineyard lies in western Oakville, overlooked on three sides by Harlan Estate, BOND Winery, and Promontory Winery.... The 2019 is unique as the first vintage to be 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and, in out opinion, would outperform its neighbours and peers to the east including Screaming Eagle. Pure Cabernet cannot be any better than this, reaffirmed by James Suckling who scored it 100pts.
£1,275 / Case£425 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,539.61 / Case, £513.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2019 Dana Estates, Helms Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford 1x150cl

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Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 451 cases Surrounding the winery in western Rutherford, this gently sloping site is relatively cool, and is protected from the intensity of the... late afternoon heat during the height of the growing season. The gravelly loam soils provide excellent drainage and wonderful fruit purity. Helms Vineyard Cabernet displays the classic profile of the Rutherford Bench: dark fruit, richly layered with a touch of spice and earth. The finely grained ‘dusty’ tannins so prevalent in the appellation are integrated and harmonious, producing a wine of sophistication and depth.
£1,285 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,548.41 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2019 Dana Estates, Helms Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford 3x75cl

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Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 451 cases Surrounding the winery in western Rutherford, this gently sloping site is relatively cool, and is protected from the intensity of the... late afternoon heat during the height of the growing season. The gravelly loam soils provide excellent drainage and wonderful fruit purity. Helms Vineyard Cabernet displays the classic profile of the Rutherford Bench: dark fruit, richly layered with a touch of spice and earth. The finely grained ‘dusty’ tannins so prevalent in the appellation are integrated and harmonious, producing a wine of sophistication and depth.
£1,750 / Case£583.33 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £2,111.38 / Case, £703.79 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2016 Blankiet Estate, Paradise Hills Vineyard Proprietary Red, Napa Valley 6x75cl

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Blend: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6.5% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1.5% Petit Verdot Vintage production: 605 cases Blankiet Estate is nestled above Yountville on the western foothills of the Mayacamas... Mountains. ?The Paradise Hills Vineyard is carved on steep hillsides just above the famed Dominus Estate Napanook parcel that was originally planted in 1838 by Yountville’s founder, George C. Yount. With an ideal eastern exposure, the land is bathed with morning sun and benefits from natural shade in the hot afternoons, and cool breezes from the San Pablo Bay flow constantly across the land. It's located on three volcanic knolls where soil profiles vary from deeply fractured rocks and volcanic ash, to thick clay deposits, meaning each parcel is distinguished by a unique subsoil and microclimate. At just 6.5 hectares in size it's a remarkably small site, yet the incredible complexity of the terroir allows for three distinct wines, each of a singular style. This is an Estate at the top of its game. Combined with the very talented winemaker Graeme MacDonald and owner Claude Blankiet's attention to detail, is truly worthy of an exploration.
£1,320 / Case£220 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,603.22 / Case, £267.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2018 Downstream Box Set (3x75cl + 1x150cl), Paso Robles 5x75cl

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Blend: 38% Zinfandel, 30% Mataro, 16% Grenache, 6% Counoise, 6% Graciano, 3% Syrah, 1% Petite Sirah Vintage production: 600 cases Founded in 2016, Downstream Wines is the collective brainchild of... Saxum Vineyards owner and winemaker Justin Smith, the late-great oenologist Philippe Cambie, and their mutual friend, the visionary Sasha Verhage. Together, they crafted a wine that will be remembered forever as watershed moment in Paso Robles, and California as a whole. When it comes to pushing the boundaries of greatness, their jaw-dropping Downstream is a magical wine. In the running as the greatest expression of Zinfandel ever produced, it's a peerless example of Cambie's unrivalled blending skills and Smith's rockstar winemaking. It also carries a real poignance as to honour the legacy of Cambie, following his passing in 2021, production was ended. Cambie's work in Châteauneuf-du-Pape is legendary, none more so than his multiple 100-point scores at Clos St. Jean. He had long desired to work with Justin in Paso Robles, focusing on 'heritage' Zinfandel. They chose the old vines of the Dusi Vineyard, planted in 1945, complimenting them with a carefully selected blend of varietals from sites including Saxum's own James Berry Vineyard.  The result is a taste and style that can only come from California: rich, intense, hedonistic, with an underlying elegance and energy. It's indicative of the forward thinking and ground breaking approach that's at its strongest in Paso Robles. Downstream is already a highly desirable and ultra-rare gem, and will be a treasured prize among collectors of California's finest wines who are lucky enough to find some.
£1,150 / Case£230 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,399.86 / Case, £279.97 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days