“Shrewd consumers should be buying them by the caseloads.”
That’s top critic Robert Parker on Reed Renaudin’s “exceptional bargains.” And this latest, super-premium addition to his exclusive Magpie series definitely counts as a major fine-wine bargain.
Magpies are birds with an eye for shiny, valuable objects. Like bird, like winemaker, here. Home to top estates like Caymus and Staglin, Napa’s elite Rutherford district is “Cabernet country par excellence,” says Hugh Johnson, esteemed author of The World Atlas of Wine. In the “spectacular” (Parker) 2012 vintage, Reed came across a secluded plot of single-vineyard grapes and knew he’d found something valuable. After tasting the wine from barrel, he swooped in to take the lot – and, got such an amazing price that he agreed not to name his (celebrated) source. He expertly finished, barrel-aged, and bottled this final, stunning result.
Today, because we’re friends with Reed, you enjoy amazing price on this barrel-aged beauty (it's hard to find top Rutherford Cabernet at a price this low), so you'll want to act fast to secure your share. Only 290 cases.
In the glass, this dark, concentrated Napa Cabernet offers up rich aromas and flavors of black fruit, caramel and violet. Well-structured with silky tannins and serious finesse, it’s a red both seasoned Cabernet fans and new wine lovers will enjoy. Sip with prime meats and more.