$75.99 price per bottle Expert Advice
Wine maker notes Punch Vineyards has all the hallmarks of a luxury Cabernet Sauvignon: concentration, complex flavors of black cherry, blackberry, mocha, spice and other notes. Toasty oak, soft, assertive tannins. Good structure and a long finish. Also, Punch Cab is unusually smooth, so you don’t have to wait 15 years to drink it. There is some controversy in the matter of oak. Yes, you will find clear evidence of oak barrel aging in Punch Cab. But we think that even though oak trees are bigger than grape vines, we like the grape flavors more. And it is through the beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon fruit that we convey our proud California origins. In winemaking, we pay particular attention to integrated flavors, luscious texture, and a fine, lively finish. It takes more effort to do this for a very appealing price, but as the motto beneath our icon says - Mereto - “You have to earn it. ”
Producer Punch Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon is made by a small group of Napa Valley artisans whose careers were built producing top-rated wines for prestigious vintners. We got used to sipping from the golden chalice, all in a day’s work - reserve blending trials, “aging checks” of library vintages, and of course comparative tastings of Napa Valley’s best. To monitor quality in more real life settings - like our back decks - we raided the occasional bottle from the QC lab. Or better yet, from the “secret” Public Relations stash. Then, we traded our booty with friends at other wineries. Yet, we could not afford to buy the wines we created! Oneday, in an oddly practical moment, we realized, “Hey, why not use our know-how and insider network to make a great wine that we and our friends can actually buy. ” The “who’s who” of some of our group must remain a trade secret, but here we are… Punch Vineyards. For our mascot, we chose Punch the California Grizzly. We like to think of him as tough but playful - with an uncanny sense of taste. Our goal is to make the best Cabernet Sauvignon we can that is affordable for an average Saturday night. Punch Cab is a smart choice, offered by industry insiders, utilizing hush-hush vineyard gems and savvy winemaking. Our business plan is simple: we’ve been around the block. If we like it, you probably will, too.
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