Idiosyncrasy Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 | Exclusive Napa Cabernet Lovers Dream
Idiosyncrasy Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 presents bright, violet-colored with ruby highlights. On the nose, ripe fruit aromatics including plum, blackberry, and cassis leap from the glass, mingling with vanilla, clove, freshly-cracked black pepper, and polished leather over time. Cashmere-smooth on the palate, fine-grained tannins that camouflage this wine’s classic Napa-style power. Flavors of ripe, jammy black fruit continue on the palate, with hints of dried sage, pepper, and cocoa. A long, lingering finish invites another sip. Enjoy now or watch this evolve over five to ten years in the cellar.
We are excited to bring you this exclusive label crafted by our friend, the decorated winemaker Julien Fayard. Fayard crafted Cabernets can cost a mint, so how are we able to bring this to you for just $45? Because part of the beauty of Idiosyncrasy Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 is what it doesn’t involve. Hence, no marketers and no middlemen clamoring for their cut. So, according to Fayard, making a great, affordable Napa Cabernet requires two main things. First, sourcing, and skill. We obviously have that covered. For the second, we’ve got Fayard.
Winemaker Julien Fayard
Cabernet Sauvignon is Fayard’s forte, and his C.V. reads like the inventory of a Cabernet lover’s dream cellar: He worked at Château Lafite and Château Smith Haut Lafitte in Bordeaux before setting his sights on Napa, where he has worked with Philippe Melka on projects like Gemstone, Dalla Valle, and Lail. These projects provided Fayard with a deep understanding of the Valley’s vineyards, and the proof is in the performance of his own wines, which have made legions of fans out of our customers.
His highly allocated Purlieu wines have found themselves a permanent home in Robert Parker’s stratospheric 96-99-point range, and Le Pich, Fayard’s $50 Napa Cabernet, is one of the highest-rated wines ever on Wine Access.
Heralded 2016 Napa Valley Vintage
The 2016 Idiosyncrasy Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley hails from a vintage that Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate hailed as “outstanding.” Fayard calls 2016 “ripe and seductive. It’s sexy and soft, with supple tannins that make it perfect for early drinking.” Take home a case, crack open a bottle straight out of the box, and we know you’ll be as thrilled as we are that we are finally able to say it: Idiosyncrasy is here.
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|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||Exclusive Napa Cabernet from Decorated Winemaker Julien Fayard | Cellar Selection to enjoy over the next decade|
|Why now?||Exclusive & Limited | Under $50 for a Fayard Cab|
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|What is it?||Red Wine from Napa Valley|
|What’s in it?||Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Merlot | ABV 14.9%|
|When to drink?||Now-2028+ | Best after 2020|
|Pair with:||Pairs w/Red Meat, Poultry, Hard Cheese|
|Drink with:||Red Wine Lovers|
|Occasion||Dinners demanding an outstanding Napa Cab|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 30 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||3+ Includes Free Shipping|