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Napa Valley Red Wines

Napa Valley is known for producing some world-beating wine and so we have the pleasure of presenting you with some superb reds in this collection. This area - also known as Californian wine country - is located around 50 miles north east of San Francisco. It has a wide number of different appellations and sub appellations. Terroir, and therefore wine characteristics, vary in this beautiful region thanks to differing temperature, slope and soil conditions, but there are outstanding wines to be found throughout.

World-renowned reds

The 1960s saw a few pioneering winemakers observe that the Napa Valley could be an exquisite spot for wine making. Although the first vines took root there in the 1850s, a number of factors meant that progress froze until around 100 years later. In the 1940s, things started up once more thanks to an Italian family who reinvigorated the original estate. More winemakers took a chance a couple of decades later. They were right to do so, as California was relatively soon on the world map for fine wine. Seeing huge increase to the industry in the 1980s, this area became by the end of the century a powerful player in the global market. Today, it is home to hundreds of producers not only in the corporate but also in the boutique wine industry.

Cabernet Sauvignon

In terms of reds, the Napa Valley is most famous for the high quality of its Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as its Pinot Noir. But, among other grapes, you will also find some high quality Merlot. The quality of the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that grow in the valley is a blessing for wine makers. Expect to find plenty of smoky and peppery notes throughout the world-class Cabernet Sauvignons that are to be explored in the area.

Pinot Noir

You should also make sure to try out some of the Pinot Noirs which are coming out of the valley. Silky on the mouth, but with enough touches of firm acidity and tannin to focus the palate and create a lingering finish, these fruit-forward reds will give you a sumptuous mix cherry, plum, strawberry and rhubarb notes.

Christian Moueix, Othello Napa Valley, 2015 (Case) Christian Moueix, Othello Napa Valley, 2015 (Case)
Per Bottle: £39.58
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Of a bright ruby red color, Othello opens with intense yet precise aromas of high-toned red fruit (raspberry and blackcurrant) complemented by notes of black pepper and laurel. On the palate, the wine presents a good tannic density while maintaining a supple structure and a lovely aromatic persistence. Mineral notes continue to unfold over the long finish
Louis Martini, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 (Case) Louis Martini, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 (Case)
Per Bottle: £33.08
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This is a big wine, dark, dense & rich with pronounced blackberry & blackcurrent notes. Suggestions of licorice & cherry & layers of cocoa, tobacco & clove. Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a deep burgundy colour with aromas of dark fruit, smoky cedar and dried herbs. Concentrated flavours of black cherry and blackberry are framed nicely by cedar and toasted oak on the fini…
Paul Hobbs, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016 (Case) Paul Hobbs, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016 (Case)
Per Bottle: £76.67
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Aromas of blackcurrant and tobacco reveal themselves as this deep black garnet offering opens up in the glass. A dense, viscous palate coats the mouth with boysenberry, roasted coffee and a hint of vanillin. Chewy tannins and notes of black pepper mark the finish of a cellar-worthy offering.
Paul Hobbs, Crossbarn Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 (Case) Paul Hobbs, Crossbarn Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 (Case)
Per Bottle: £37.50
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Showing great depth of flavor and bold structure, this deep garnet cabernet sauvignon is brimming with aromas of cassis and sweet tobacco. The palate is silky and full-bodied, opening with pure, concentrated flavors of dark cherry and black currant. Ripe tannins and notes of cedar and vanillin weave their way in over a long finish.
Pine Ridge, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 (Case) Pine Ridge, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 (Case)
Per Bottle: £51.83
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With layered aromas of fresh red raspberry, blackberry pie and ripe cassis, this deep ruby wine captures the senses with fragrant dried violet, ginger snap, dark cocoa and sweet basil impressions. The palate opens with red cherry, juicy blueberry and red plum fruits that intermingle with hints of cinnamon stick and pie crust. The complex array of flavours lasts through the lingering finish, framed…
Pine Ridge, Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 (Case) Pine Ridge, Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 (Case)
Per Bottle: £117.33
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his 80-hectare estate was founded in 1978 when Gary Andrus planted the property's original vineyard in Stags Leap on a terraced hillside flanked by a ridge of pine trees. They now have vineyards across five sub-zones in Napa: four in the Stags Leap District, three in Rutherford, three in Carneros and one each in Howell Mountain and Oakville. This diversity gives winemaker Michael Beaulac many diff…
Robert Mondavi, Reserve Carneros Pinot Noir, 2014 Robert Mondavi, Reserve Carneros Pinot Noir, 2014
£50.00
5 in stock
A deeply-flavored and voluminous pinot noir, our 2016 Reserve combines a toasty, sweet spice entry with red plum and black cherry fruits; its firm, velvety tannins add structure to the luxuriously rich texture, and refreshing acidity carries the fruity-toasty complexity across the palate into a deliciously long finish with each sip.

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