This is our best price on the 2013
White Oak Cabernet, as a matter of fact, it is the best price we’ve
ever had on the wine, and we have sold it for 10+ years. In each of those 10+
years, the wine has sold out. The winemakers, Bill
Parker and Bill Myers, are the Iron Men of Napa, they have turned
White Oak into one of the most successful, yet low key spots in all of Napa.
Vintage in and vintage out, their wines are spot on.
As I have stated a number of
times, 2012 Napa was an incredible vintage, and values are becoming harder and
harder to find. Parker scored the vintage 96 points, one of highest
scores ever, and the best since 2007. James Laube of Wine Spectator says,
“In 2013, winemakers in Napa Valley saw a level of excellence that superseded
past vintages, going back decades.” Definitive proof of White Oak’s epic
2012 efforts can be seen in their Cab’s absolute dominance in California’s
grueling wine competitions. The wine scored 94 points and won double gold
medals at the San Francisco International Wine Competitions, one of the most
prestigious wine events in the world. The wine also won 5 other gold medals
and scores of 90+ from other wine competitions throughout California.
Vineyard owner and winemaker Bill
Myers has one of the coolest
back stories in wine. In the 70’s he was a successful salmon fisherman in
Alaska. In 1979 he sold his boat and headed south to the burgeoning Napa Valley
wine scene and started buying land in Healdsburg, in the heart of it all. He
started winning awards for his wines in local fairs and things took off from
there. Today White Oak owns over 850 acres of prime vineyards in Napa and
Sonoma. White Oak continues to sell much of its grapes, but holds on to its
very best fruit to source White Oak Cabernet.
$25.99 represents the lowest price
for the wine we have had in a decade and is a 25% savings. With the holidays
here, this wine is perfect for Napa lovers looking for a great deal. Given the
price, scores and accolades, and the 96 point vintage. This will be a fast
mover. It always is.
White Oak Cabernet
CA Regular $34.99 Now $25.99
(New York Item)
Tasting notes: Rich aromas of cranberry, black cherry and
vanilla precede the complex flavors of black cherry, cedar, bittersweet
chocolate and black currant. Together the French oak and black fruit
combine in the lengthy finish. This is a classic, elegant
wine with aromas of black cherry and toasty oak that are complimented by rich
vanilla bean. Mouth filling with layers of pomegranate, dark cherry and currant
that unfolds with supple tannins on the lingering finish. 86% Cabernet
Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc.