Here is a recap of some of out crazy March deals....remember I told you guys there would be surprises on most of our lists... Here is one. I was told we could bet more, and we did get a few more cases!! M
THE LIST IS HERE. JACK QUINN IS ON THE LIST...JUST GOT 24 MORE BOTTLES 04/17/17
2011 Jack Quinn Cabernet3 bottles, $99 perWe received some very rare 2011 Jack Quinn, Agave Rose Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford. There are only 196 cases produced. This wine is mailing list only and French Laundry gets an allocation. We tried a bottle this weekend. Amazing over the top raspberry and blackberry for days. Spicy French Oak and endless finish. This wine is quickly moving to cult status and probably price. $99.00 which is well below value. I recommend that if it is only one bottle you try this one while you can. Happy Spring! R and M
Michele's take: We got to taste the 2011 Jack Quinn Cabernet on Friday night....we saved a tidbit in the bottle so we could revisit the next day. Michael Byington who is more of a pinot drinker, did several double takes. He gave his highest marks even though a Cabernet. My sister's comment was I could drink this all day (and proceeded to drink the rest without sharing with Marty, her husband), which to me makes a 5 star wine...one that drinks great with or without food. Both red and black fruit, long velvety finish....Gorgeous. Hear it is becoming one of top new CULT wines.
I was told we MAY get more, but it is mainly mailing list. The wine retails $109-$119.
Always a solid, delicious, and consistent Napa Cabernet, we are pleased to offer the 2011 Jack Quinn, Agave Rose Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford!
The Agave Rose Vineyard, located on the north end of the Rutherford Bench off Zinfandel Lane, is a micro vineyard of just over one acre. The Zinfandel Lane vineyard property, formerly known as Melrose Farm, was originally developed by Jacob Greer, a Norwegian ship-captain and early Napa grape grower. Greer died in a shipwreck in the 1890's in a storm off Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay. Jim and Molly Larkin purchased this vineyard and the old 1883 farmhouse property where they reside today and in 1999, with the help of vineyard manager Jim Barbour, replanted the vineyard to Cabernet Sauvignon.
In 2004, Napa winemakers Andy Erickson and Benoit Touquette used the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Agave Rose Vineyard to make the inaugural release of Jack Quinn Cabernet. The wine is named in honor of the Larkin's two young sons, Jack and Quinn. Benoit Touquette, who assisted in developing the 2004 Jack Quinn Cabernet, has taken the reins for the vintages 2005 through 2011 Jack Quinn Cabernet Sauvignon. Benoit is a star in knowledgeable Napa winemaking circles and the Jack Quinn Cabernet out of Agave Rose Vineyard on the Rutherford Bench is one reason why. Touquette's background studying and making wine in Bordeaux combined with modern Napa Valley viticulture and soil has created a wine that is both reminiscent of old world and new work Cabernets.
The proof is always in the glass!