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Small-production wines are our specialty. Since 1988, we have provided our customers with California’s most unique and prized bottlings.
• Rare, vineyard-specific gems
• Micro-production wines; from value bottlings to top-rated cult classics
• Dozens of new wines debuted in our shop every year
• Countless bottles that rarely, if ever, make it out of state
• Wine clubs for every taste and budget…delivered directly to your door
Through our distinctive wine clubs and jewel-box store situated in San Francisco’s Union Square district, Napa Valley Winery Exchange offers a uniquely personal and attentive wine buying experience. Our staff of highly skilled wine professionals not only assist our customers, but are also an integral part of our tasting/selection process.
NVWE Notes: This wine is, if deeply concentrated, more forthcoming in aroma than its Estate sibling. The nose offers a rich melange of Creme de Cassis, dried black cherry, black raspberry, violet, black fig, date molasses, bitter chocolate, toffee, clove, bouillon, old leather and forest-floor spice. It is more forthcoming yet on the palate, where dry black cherry, black currant, plum, black fig, date, toffee, graphite, leather, tobacco and foresty spice create a rich, lingering mouthful that is clipped just a bit at the end when the tannins kick in. Certainly a fine match to sauced meats and rich winter entrees already, it should further improve over the next five years.
NVWE Notes: Racy and seductive, this rich young beauty introduces itself through an aromatic perfume of mulberry, Cassis, black raspberry, black cherry and black fig fruits woven into a tapestry of dark chocolate, espresso bean, tobacco, licorice root, cedar, nut husk, leather and toffee scents. It is denser and more compact on the palate, where the textbook Coombsville creaminess is braced by both the wine’s youthful freshness and some polished, mostly structural tannins. The flavors flow nicely, with a notably dinner-worthy balance, to finish with a lingering reprise of the fruity-savory elements promised in the nose. Delicious now with a myriad of rich meat-based entrees, it should only grow in charm and elegance over the next four years and beyond. 57% Cabernet Sauvignon & 43% Merlot. 672 cases produced.