Halpin Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville 2018| Absolutely delicious
Halpin Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville 2018 pours a midnight purple in color. Warm blackberry compote, preserved plums, and black cherry aromas grace the nose, underpinned by bitter chocolate, toast, and baking spice notes. Dense and slightly jammy, its tightly knit tannins wrap around a dense core of fruit. Black cherry, blueberry, and baking spice flavors hold true through the palate, landing with a sustained note of sweet spice on the finish. Drink now – 2024.
Halpin | Exclusive Sourcing
The short story is that Halpin and his winemaker Ry Richards are tapping incredible sources that are usually earmarked for $275 bottles. So it goes: One call to his “Great Vine Pirate” netted Halpin a couple of tons of incredible grapes, resulting in today’s 2018 Halpin Napa Cabernet with its dark berry preserves, dark chocolate aromatics, and silky tannins. Cabernet made from grapes coveted by 100-point winemakers offered to you at prices that would make those winemakers balk.
Winemaker Ry Richards
Working in a wine shop stocking shelves is what sparked Ry’s interest in wine. So wanting to know more about what was in the boxes in the back room tasting at any available opportunity. Then he went off to college (UCLA if you really want to know) and thought about going to med school, but wine beckoned.
Through good timing and a bit of luck, Ry got an internship at William Harrison Winery. Only there working with their winemaker and a consultant named Phillip Titus. Phillip became his mentor teaching while checking in to make sure Ry was doing the right things. Then impressing Titus, so he offered Ry a job at Sonoma-Loeb in 2006. With Ry being on the winemaking team ever since. He’s been a Cellar Rat, forklift grunt, barrel boy…you name it, Ry has been there. Ultimately learning to craft graceful wines under Phillip’s tutelage. And of course through this adventure becoming a rising star in Napa.