Delightful and Strange Red Wine 2018 | Chophouse Red | Amazing Value
Delightful and Strange Red Wine 2018 pours so deeply purple the core is almost black. A broad array of blackberry, boysenberry, blueberry, black currant, and black cherry fruit aromas rush out of the gate, matched by equal measures of baker’s chocolate, clove, coriander, and a touch of licorice. Rich and luscious on entry, the fine tannins lay a velvety texture across the palate. Wild plum, blackberry, and cherry fruit begin a flavorful dance that culminates in a finish of mocha, toast, and baking spice. Drink now – 2026.
One of our best deals yet. So, we’re offering this sumptuously textured jigsaw of top-ranked vineyards and grapes across Napa—Atlas Peak to St. Helena—for only $18 per bottle. It’s hard to map out the exact value breakdown, but considering each estate bottling runs at $100 or more, you’re getting a taste of some of the best Napa properties at a bank-heist deal.
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The grape sources for Delightful and Strange Red Wine 2018 are among the very same names you’d see perusing that list. Some of its Cabernet grapes come from an Atlas Peak estate that, if you drink much Napa red, you’ve certainly heard of and perhaps ordered on a splurge night out for $265. Others come from a St. Helena site known for its $200+ reds. But because 2018 was a bumper crop. And the winemaker had gotten wind of our streak of sales with the brand. So, we got the best deal yet on high-quality grapes that are perfect for an every-night, any-occasion wine.
We don’t want to say that putting together the Delightful & Strange Red blend is getting easier… but with this fifth release of the wildly popular member favorite, we’re starting to experience the effects of what investors call the power of compounding.
We’re seeing a similar phenomenon play out with Delightful & Strange. The investment of time and energy we’ve put into the brand since the debut release of this rich, glossy, supremely easy-drinking Napa red in 2018 is starting to pay huge dividends on both sides of the equation. We’re getting more access to better and better vineyards, at lower prices. And seeing the bottles bought up about as fast as we can make them.