Chad Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 | Exclusive! Chad Over-delivers!
The Chad Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 is midnight purple/black to the rim. Rich aromatically, bursting with mountain blueberry, violet, and bramble on the nose. Dense and rich on the palate, loaded with red and black fruits — red cherry, boysenberry, red currants, cassis — accented by anise, rugged earth, and new-wood cedar. Powerful and structured but still refined, with firm, elegant tannins. Long on the finish with hints of mocha.
Chad over delivers again! This time with his Chad Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 is a mountain blend of great power and finesse. Grown in the foothills of Atlas Peak at an estate that has produced many wines celebrated by Robert Parker. The Chad Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 easily stands shoulder to shoulder with Cabernets priced up to $115. Polished and superbly aromatic, revealing layers of black cherry and bramble, accented by violet, mocha, and rugged mountain herb notes, 2015 is truly a rare offering. At $29.99, our 200 cases will be gone in a flash.
About the ‘juice’ | This is a mind-bender
As we swirled and sniffed Chad’s deep-ruby-hued Private Reserve Cabernet, the fireworks were going off and we hadn’t even tasted it. Chad is often the first call for elite Napa wineries with juice to spare. They know he’ll give the fruit its due. Such was the case with Chad Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015. Giving new meaning to the “iron fist in a velvet glove” metaphor.
As usual, a lengthy NDA had Chad balking at our questions about the estate. “Here’s what I’ll say,” he offered. “If you thought 2014 was good — this is a mind-bender. My 2014 was already the best wine ever. Rather, even before I gave it another nine months in 100% new French oak. and WHAM,” he shouted, pounding his fist on the table. “That was a beauty.” Then, pointing at our glasses, he just smiled, shaking his head for about 30 seconds. “But this 2015,” he finally blurted out, grinning ear to ear, “this is just something else altogether. It’s got the layers of red fruits and black fruits. In addition, it’s got the tannin structure to go two decades. Consequently, it’s got a finish that’d have NASCAR drivers calling it quits.”
The 2015 Napa Vintage
That line made us smirk. But after tasting Chad’s 2015 Private Reserve it was clear that he had more than a point. We recalled something critic James Suckling told us at a recent tasting. “If you’re 95-100 points on a wine,” he said, “it means you want to drink an entire bottle yourself. So, with that in mind as we tasted and analyzed the layers of complexity in this Private Reserve. Hence, literally glass after glass, trying to get Chad to admit something — anything. As a result, it wasn’t long before 2-ounce pours became 4-ounce pours, and then 6-ounce pours, and before we had even committed to as many bottles as Chad would give us — the bottle was empty.
Even we can get carried away on the job. But only when it counts. As such, knowing how strong our Chad fan-base is, every minute counts today. Because our 200 cases will be gone well before the closing bell.
Though 2015 yielded a small crop in Napa, the vintage was, as Robert Parker wrote, “spectacular” and of “high quality.” Like the greatest wines of the vintage the Chad Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley 2015 was beautifully structured. The day we tasted it, and just like those top bottles, it will continue to improve for years to come. Unfortunately, our small allocation won’t be around for nearly that long. Secure your share now.