|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||Mouthwatering, terrifically mineral, finishing with bracing acidity | Smart Buy Summer White – only $15 Case Pricet|
|Why now?||Exclusive – Great Price|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||91WA | 90JS|
|What is it?||Rías Baixas Spanish White Wine|
|What’s in it?||Albariño | ABV 12.5%|
|When to drink?||Now to 2020+|
|Pair with:||Red & White Meat, Comfort Foods & Hard Cheese|
|Occasion||Oysters, Shellfish Appetizers, Summer Party|
|If you want to drink now...||Open & Enjoy|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||6+ includes Free Shipping @ $16.99 | 12+ @ $14.99|
Anderson’s Conn Valley Cabernet Sauvignon The Cave Dweller 2016 | Special Rarity – only 375 cases – Exclusive offer for $48 – or $78 at the winery
Anderson’s Conn Valley Cabernet Sauvignon The Cave Dweller 2016 is deep purple/black color. Offering wild forest fruit, blueberry, dried wild herbs and licorice with dark chocolate, clove and cinnamon French oak. In addition, thick, sumptuous palate with a dense core, fresh acidity, and rich, velvety tannins. Very good length, with a dark chocolate and wild berry fruit finish. Yet another great from Winemaker Robert Hunt. Drink now-2030.
This 375-case cuvée is only available at the winery where it sells for $78, OR here, where your loyalty and affinity for ACV’s wines over many years is rewarded by the special bottle at the exclusive price of $47.99 or $39.99 buy 12+ price.
Truly Special Rarity
Not only is Anderson’s Conn Valley Cabernet Sauvignon The Cave Dweller 2016 a truly special, real rarity. The name itself bears some historical significance. One day each year, select ACV customers would be invited to sample wines directly from barrels in ACV’s caves that burrow deep into the surrounding mountain range. That bacchanalian fest has infamously become known as “The Cave Dweller Party.”
While this 2016 blend is one of my all-time favorite projects. The majority is 85% Cabernet and 12% Merlot from the estate property, with 3% Cabernet Franc from a longstanding grower on the west side of the city of Napa. The majority of the Cabernet Sauvignon was taken from Block 1, a field selection from the old Bonny’s Vineyard that Silver Oak used to use. The remainder is Clone 4 from Block 2. Both of these blocks were planted in 1996, meaning at harvest the vines were some 20 years old. Prior to blending each lot matured for 18 months in French oak barriques.
Winemaker Robert Hunt
So, Winemaker Rob Hunt has one of the more fascinating stories on how he became a winemaker. He earned a degree in civil engineering. And for several years working in the Silicon Valley designing and implementing “clean rooms” for companies manufacturing computer chips. It did not take too many 70-hour work weeks to figure out there must be something better to do in life.
Rob loved food and wine. Would he become a chef or a winemaker? He took a job at the Pine Ridge winery as a cellar rat. And thus began his adventures in his winemaking career. While his work at Pine Ridge, Ovid, Colgin, and Clos Pegase brought him many valuable experiences and encounters with renowned winemakers and growers. Winemaker Robert Hunt has taken that knowledge and, with his scientific background, is forging his way to his own winemaking style.