Mason Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Pelissa Vyd., Oakville, Napa Valley
Here's am amazing find. In wine as in real estate it's impossible to overstate the importance of Location, Location, Location! This Cab from Mason Cellars comes from a location in Napa Valley that can only be described as luxury. On Highway 29 in Oakveille, the Pelissa Vineyard is named for the family that once had a house there in the 1930's. Later it became one of BV's Georges De Latour Vineyards and why not? Its providential geography finds it right next to Opus One and their vineyards and adjacent to the famed Beckstoffer To-Kalon vineyard. As you might imagine, very little of this wine was produced. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 21 months in just 20% new French oak. The oak aging is a gentle seasoning on the intense, complex fruit that this unique, luxury vineyard yields. We're very excited to be able to offer a limited quantity of this Napa Cab to our Wine Express customers at a price well below what all of its tony neighbors are charging. Try not to miss it!!
Not shocking that this is fantastic, considering the neighborhood where the vineyard lies. It is more refined and elegant than many of the fruit bombs that come from this region with pretty floral notes and spice that float over the dense black cherry fruit core. The finish goes on for days and the wine really picks up on the back palate, so this is one to lay down for several years in the cellar, as it is going to be ridiculously good within the next decade.