Lionstone Limited Release Napa Merlot 2013

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Napa Valley

Secret deal signed with iconic, 100-point estate
The call came out of the blue. It was the winemaker at one of Napa's most iconic estates – with 400 cases of their 2013 Merlot available for a quick sale. With such high quality and high yields in the vintage, tank space was short, they explained. Too bad for the winery, but great news for you …

We were offered an amazing price, with two conditions. The first, they needed payment upfront. Done. The second, a non-disclosure agreement had to be signed. This is a winery with multiple 100-Point scores from über critic Robert Parker and a high-price reputation to protect – their Merlot normally costs $55 and their Cabs simply aren't seen below $80. But today you'll pay far less ...

2013 is a collector's vintage in Napa Valley
Sure, the 2012 vintage was pretty special, but ask anyone and they'll tell you 2013 is even better. Parker notes that "2013 provided classic, virtually textbook-perfect weather conditions." And after a recent tasting, Antonio Galloni called Napa's 2013 reds "majestic wines of the highest level." We have just 450 cases of this delicious Merlot, and it could be years before a better deal comes along.

The wine has spent 13 months in expensive French oak barrels; look forward to concentrated, complex aromas of ripe plum and creamy mocha, with opulent dark-fruit flavors, toasty oak notes and seriously silky tannins.

Blink and you'll miss it. This fine Napa Merlot is likely to sell out in days, if not hours.


Please note that this wine cannot be shipped to New York. We apologize for the inconvenience.