Karo-Kann Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 | Find of the Year
Karo-Kann Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 presents inky purple in the glass. First, bursting with ripe blueberry, blackberry and black cherry on the nose. In addition, compounded by hints of tobacco, thyme, and thistle. While rich and powerful on the palate, full of creme de cassis layered by savory herbs and licorice. Finally, dusty Rutherford tannins surround its deep fruit core, providing the backbone to this velvety beauty throughout its lingering finish. Drink now – 2026+.
Sourced from a family-owned, boutique winery in Rutherford, the Karo-Kann Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 shows all the trappings of a pedigreed Napa Cabernet. Rich and massively concentrated, with ripe blackberry and savory herbs wrapped in dusty tannins, it drinks like one of the $85 wines released by the Rutherford estate itself. Guided by the hand of a 100-point winemaker—no, we can’t say who. Karo-Kann Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 is elegant and deep, offering a supple finish that lingers for miles.
Lost and Found
We got the call at 8:35 a.m. last Monday. It was our shipping partner, Joe, on the line: “You won’t believe this,” he said. “Remember the pallet of Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon we thought was lost? I found it.”
Resting at a perfect 56 degrees in a Napa storage facility were bottles of one of our favorite Cabernet Sauvignons of 2015. Deep and dark fruited, crafted by a 100-point winemaker, and sourced from an incredible site in eastern Rutherford, the Karo-Kann Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 was one of the most exciting wines on our offer calendar—until it wasn’t.
100 Point Winemaker
Rather than whine (not the good kind) and point fingers, we’ve decided to take the high road and look at this whole thing as a windfall. In fact, we’re going to take it one step further. While the Karo-Kann Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 was slated to be released at $35 on cases, we’re now going to offer the “Lost Pallets” Karo Kann at $29.99. With the 2016s soon hitting the shelves, why not pass some savings off to the faithful?
|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||Often confused for Left Bank Bordeaux | Let it age for a few years and be astonished at the results for $25 | 95 points JH | Free ship on 5+|
|Why now?||$25 best price around | Free ship on 5+|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|What is it?||Coonawarra Australia Red Wine|
|What’s in it?||Cabernet Sauvignon | ABV 14.5%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2027+|
|Pair with:||Red Meat, Poultry, Comfort Foods, Hard Cheese|
|Drink with:||Good Friends & Family|
|Occasion||Full flavored Red Meat Meals | Excellent with Lamb and Risotto|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 30 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||5+ includes free shipping|