Wine Face-Off: Cordillera Entries - 6 bottles of wine
Winning Bid: $575
Item #: 904
One bottle of 1992 Forman Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot and should be enjoyed immediately. It has been perfectly cellared. Average critics score is 92.
One bottle of 2002 Ladera Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine has been perfectly cellared and should be enjoyed right away. Average critics score of 90.
One bottle of O'Shaunessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2008. This wine is 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, mixed with 6 other grapes: Merlot, Malbec, St. Macaire, Petit Verdot, Carmener, and Cabernet Franc. It has a full-bodied mouthfeel with relatively high tannins, but they are soft and well-integrated. This is a wine of tremendous intensity and plenty of upside. Drink now through 2035. Average critics score of 93.5.
One bottle of Cade Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 2011. This wine is a blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot. It offers a rich distinctive mix of loamy earth, dark berry, mocha, cedar and melted black licorice flavors. The wine is tightly focused and firmly tannic, ending with a potent burst of fruitiness. Drink now through 2023. Average critics score of 91.5
One bottle of Dalla Valle Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1992. This Cab is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Merlot. This is a wine with great fruit extraction, full body, layers of richness, and a multi-dimensional layered feel. Drink now. Average critics rating of 93.5.
One bottle of Jericho Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2009. This wine is made from 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. It has a silky, fruity-yet-dry, medium-to-full body and a pleasant chocolate and delicate spice finish with fine tannins. An artfully composed Cabernet. Ready to drink immediately, but will also benefit from cellaring. Average critics score of 92.
Michael Lemon donated two bottles, as did John Pariseau