One of the best deals for Napa Cab we have ever offered, we were able to get more of this fantastic wine this time in very rare magnum format. The 2016 Galerie is an incredible value and drinks like a much more expensive bottle than the price tag would suggest. Sourced from a few highly regarded Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyards and made with the expertise of Lokoya's assistant winemaker, who has since left the winery to work on this project. A great bottle for a get-together, the holidays, or if you just happened to enjoy this in 750ml. These magnums are very rare, and we have a limited amount of the only bottles currently available in the USA and is one of the ultimate buys for California Cabernet Sauvignon.
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As many of you know, we don't typically offer many domestic Cabernet Sauvignons, but this one was too good to pass up. We tasted this yesterday and were really impressed; it is fantastic and drinking very well right now. This wine was a special project for Laura Diaz-Munoz, former assistant winemaker at Lokoya Winery. The fruit was sourced from some of the top Cabernet vineyards in Napa, including Stagecoach, Red Hen, Van Z, Gaskin, Bosche, and Spring Mountain. The Pleinair is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and is made much like the Lokoya wines seeing 19 months in French Oak, of which about 70% are new barrels. The wine is unfined and unfiltered, coming in at a modest alcohol percentage. The 2016 vintage was a great one for the Napa Valley, and this wine holds its own with some heavy-hitting California Cabernets at a fraction of this price. We think Jeb Dunnuck's review is spot on, and deals like this don't come around too often, so this is a good one to back up the truck and get a few bottles.
Jeb Dunnuck 96 points! "Made by Laura Diaz (formerly at Lokoya) and coming mostly from valley floor fruit, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Pleinair is a sexy, flamboyant beauty that boasts a deep purple color, a huge nose of cassis and blueberry fruits, a complex floral character, full-body, and a pure, elegant, yet pleasure-bent style that’s already a joy to drink."