2019 The Vice Cabernet Single Vineyard Yountville
2019 The Vice Cabernet Single Vineyard Yountville Boutique Operation focusing on tiny amounts of small batch wines from some of the finest single vineyards in Napa. This wine comes from one of the finest single vineyards in Yountville and wine drinks like its double to triple the price. The wine is made by Ryan Malek who is a long time industry insider. Each berry is hand selected that goes into the wine. The wine was aged in small French for 19 months. And the results are spectacular. Only 300 cases made. This is one of those insider Napa Cabs we discover that totally over delivers on Price.
From The Vice: “The Vice wine is about as personal of a brand as it gets. Everything is done by the founders. We drive the truck to get our fruit, we crush, bottle, label; we do everything by hand when possible. We design the labels, work the market, and sell the wine. We believe that the best wines in the world aren’t the most expensive ones. We thrive at providing the best quality wine at the best value.”
The wine has plenty of cedary, Christmas fruitcake notes intermixed with licorice, blackcurrants, dusty/earthy undertones and a touch of background smoke and oak. Its tannins are soft, the acidity low and the wine round, concentrated and compelling. Drink it over the next 15-20 years.
I have been tasting and selecting wines for 27 years now and once in a while I taste a wine that just absolutely blows the doors off, that’s scary good and head and shoulders above all others. I calls these wines, ‘one of those wines’. My sales team knows what I am talking and customers that I work with know that when I tell them this is ‘one of those wines’, it’s an insane wine. This wine is one of those wines.’