Delightful and Strange Red Blend 2016 | Should be $110+ only $32
Delightful and Strange Red Blend 2016 displays a deep purple-ruby color, opaque at its core. A bold and opulent Napa Valley Red packed with aromas of wild blackberry, mountain blueberry, and pomegranate. Also tinged with pops of licorice, cinnamon, mocha, vanillin, and espresso bean. Full-bodied, with a rich and creamy palate balanced by flavors of fresh black cherry and notes of chocolate. Plus supple, chewy mountain and Rutherford tannins. And finishing with lingering dark fruits and terrific mouthwatering acidity, which is a hallmark of the vintage. Drink now-2026.
Proprietary Red | Private bottling | Exclusive New Release
With strict NDA in place, we’re sworn to complete secrecy from blending to bottle on this new vintage release of Delightful and Strange Red Blend 2016. Here’s what we can tell you: the main Cabernet components hail from two mountain producers, one on Mt. Veeder, and one on Atlas Peak. Sourcing from a winery that ordinarily sells their single-vineyard wines for at least $110. And has racked up scores as high as 95 points from Robert Parker. First, the blend is rounded out with a smattering of select Bordeaux varieties. While ranging from Rutherford, Stags Leap, and the Carneros vineyard of Napa’s most famous grower. Finally, aging 18 months in exquisite French oak barrels. Of which 50 percent were new, lending brilliantly integrated sweet spice and structure.
Our Secret | Your Incredible Value
So, as growers from Carneros to Calistoga took stock of their harvests in 2016, they were more than pleased—they were ecstatic. A perfect growing season saw very few heat-spikes, with most days hovering around 85 degrees in Napa. Bordeaux varieties were able to ripen at a slow pace, while acids remained electrifyingly bright—the hallmark for a stellar winegrowing year.
Tasted again last week, the polished Delightful and Strange Red Blend 2016. Yet only the second release under this label and is abundant with riches but full of mystery. Most of all it’s the kind of wine we love to drink at home—bold and opulent, packed with aromas of wild blackberry, blueberry, and pomegranate, tinged with pops of licorice, cinnamon, mocha, vanillin, and espresso bean. Full-bodied, with a rich and creamy palate balanced by flavors of fresh black cherry and notes of chocolate, with supple, chewy tannins, finishing with lingering dark fruits and terrific mouthwatering acidity, which is a hallmark of the vintage.
WBOTD Just the Good Stuff Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar? Exclusive Proprietary Napa Red Blend that will cellar well through 2026 | Our secret is your incredible value! Why now? Last vintage sold out quickly – act quickly as this won’t last | Should be $110+ WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating Expert Ratings Unrated What is it? Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend What’s in it? Cabernet Sauvignon · Malbec · Merlot | ABV 14.9% When to drink? Now to 2026+ Pair with: Pairs w/Red Meat, Poultry, Comfort Foods & Hard Cheese Serving Temp: 58-63°F Drink with: Good Friends & Family Occasion Barbecue with finest red meats | Showing off a great buy to your Wine Buddies If you want to drink now... Decant 15 Minutes Recommended purchase Qty: 4+ includes free shipping