Teeter-Totter Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 | Famed winemaker Benoit Touquette
With another year in bottle, this is already beginning to develop rich complexities as expected from a master craftsman. Teeter-Totter Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 is bold and dark ruby-purple in the glass. Bursting with classic Cabernet notes of blackcurrant, mocha, anise, and subtle toasty notes framed by new wood cedar. Notably, full-bodied, boasting silky black fruit, alluring earthy notes and purple florals, a rich and lingering finish is braced by fine-grained tannins. Enjoy now for its opulent, youthful, black-fruited purity, or cellar for at least a decade. Enjoy this intense effort from Famed Winemaker Benoit Touquette
90RP | The Teeter-Totter Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 exudes a dense, ruby/ purple color, loads of blackcurrant fruit, licorice, incense, and subtle earth and oak. While juicy, heady, round, hedonistic and satisfying. Hence, drink this full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon over the next 8-10 years.
#1 hottest, client-favorite wine
Out of 20,000 wines tasted, only 40 wines made the cut for our Store. And of those, the Teeter-Totter Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 is our #1 hottest, client-favorite wine. Rather a stunning value from Wine Spectator’s 2014 “dream vintage.” Since eight-time 100-point Winemaker Benoit Touquette leveraged his network of exceptional vineyard sources from Yountville, St. Helena, Pritchard Hill, and Calistoga. As a result creating a Cabernet that could stand shoulder to shoulder with high-priced, high-profile Napa counterparts. Yet this can be yours — for under $100.
True to form, Winemaker Benoit Touquette did it with the release of Teeter-Totter at just $55 per bottle. Robert Parker called this opulent, lip-smacking, black-fruited gem “heady, round” and “hedonistic.” A few prominent wine directors of 3-Michelin-starred restaurants have their allocation. In-the-know collectors have already laid down cases in their cellars. Don’t be one of those who miss out.
Doing what it takes…
Success doesn’t happen by accident or with ease. Benoit Touquette knew this when he left his hometown in Bordeaux to move to Napa Valley. And he came prepared to do whatever it took to make a name for himself. He never missed a day of harvest. He put in long hours in the cellar. While he honed his viticultural skills under Andy Erickson at Ovid and Screaming Eagle. And he sharpened his palate through the expertise of his mentor, Michel Rolland — the famed “Flying Winemaker”.
Since 2012, Robert Parker has awarded Touquette eight perfect 100-point scores. As a result of this acclaim, giving the impresario the freedom to make wines that he likes to drink. Of course, once a winemaker crosses into the realm of triple-digit price tags, it’s not easy to backpedal. Yet for Benoit Touquette, this was a challenge he was compelled to accept. Do not miss this one.
Winemaker Benoit Touquette
Benoit Touquette wrote: I never considered wine until he was in Bordeaux working mobile bottling lines to pay for graduate school. The infectious passion of the winemakers I met, showing up day after day with the same fire in their eyes, blew me away. I switched my focus to enology and completed two degrees, then left France to intern with Andy Erickson and explore uncharted possibilities in Napa Valley. I worked hard, learned from everyone, and pushed myself to deliver the kind of winemaking I believe in. I’ve never missed a picking day, and I’ll spend as much time as it takes to get the wines right.
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|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||A hedonistic powerhouse from Famed winemaker Benoit Touquette | Perennial fan favorite|
|Why now?||Mailing list only wine - available for you while it lasts!|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||90RP | 92WA | 4.3 Vivino|
|What is it?||Red Wine from Napa Valley, CA|
|What’s in it?||Cabernet Savignon | ABV 14.1%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2028+|
|Pair with:||Red Meat, Poultry, Vegetables, Soft & Hard Cheese|
|Drink with:||Napa Red Wine Lovers|
|Occasion||Quality Get together with appreciative friends|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 60 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||3+ includes free shipping|