RouteStock Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
It’s a simple strategy when you think about it.
Source great fruit from high-end vineyards through Napa Valley.
Easier said than done for sure, but RouteStock has got their finger on the pulse of Napa Valley’s finest fruit and seems to be one step ahead of the competition.
Napa-based importer Wilson Daniels is the company behind the curtain, and has been an instrumental force in the growth of the wine business for the last handful of decades. They’re responsible for importing juggernauts like Domaine de la Romanée Conti, Domaine Leflaive, Biondi-Santi, Gaja, and more, so it's no surprise their relationships with growers deliver quality juice at a very attractive price point.
All the work is done by hand, putting a true emphasis on the vineyard, using native yeasts, 100% barrel fermentations and no chemical additions. It’s classic and focused winemaking at its core, and this young project is about to make a serious splash.
Winemaker Vance Rose is in the driver’s seat, and his early 40 years of experience bring a level of knowledge to the table that only reinforces the value inside the bottle.
And now to the bottle on the proverbial table.
RouteStock’s Cabernet is sourced from stellar spots throughout the Napa Valley including Rutherford, Coombsville, Mt. Veeder, St. Helena, and Yountville, this offering reflects all the best elements of the appellation in one fabulous elixir. Layered aromas of dark plums, black raspberries, cassis, spiced vanilla, and tobacco lead into a soft and succulent palate full of ripe fruits, medium-bodied texture and a smooth and round finish. A truly sublime wine from folks that know where the good fruit resides and know what to do with it when they get their hands on it.
When push comes to shove, trust the people that helped put Napa Valley and the world of wine on the map. This is a screaming deal that’s sure to check all the boxes, and we’re willing to bet you’ll be back for seconds.
As long as we don’t sell out of it first.