Wine Club Fall Release 2018

Featured Wine Club Fall Release: Noble Wines of Napa Valley

About Noble Wines: Founders George and Patricia Noble, and Winemaker David Lattin, are dedicated to producing the best Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah from ultra-premium vineyards. The Noble estate is situated in the hills above St. Helena, at 1,500 foot elevation, where they planted Cabernet vines on the rolling terrain. Their first vintage was the 2004 Cabernet, released in 2010. The team elects to cellar their wines until they feel they are ready to enjoy, an uncommon practice in the Napa Valley region. They also source premium fruit from various Napa Valley appellations—St. Helena, Rutherford Bench, Atlas Peak, and other Napa Valley hillside vineyards, including the Pritchard Hill area—which offers them the chance to hand-select lots they know will deliver high quality and perfect ripeness for each vintage. Read more about Noble Wines' story.

Our Fall Wine Club offers members a unique opportunity to experience a vertical tasting - two ways!  For those of you in the Library Club, you'll enjoy five vintages (04, 05, 06, 08, 09) of George Noble's luxurious Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons, plus an invitation from George to join him at Brasswood Napa Valley for a complimentary lunch.  Our Tasting Room Club members will enjoy the 05, 06 and 08.  Both Clubs include a fantastic vertical of Noble's luscious 05 and 06 Petite Sirah. Get your palate ready!  Find tasting notes below...

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2004 Cabernet Sauvignon (Exclusively for Library Club Members)
Napa Valley, CA
95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petite Sirah
Tasting Notes: Opaque brick red with copious amounts of cedar, spice and black currants nicely buttressed by toasty oak. After some time in the glass, other flavors will develop such as leather, wet leaves and tobacco. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, the tannins are present without being astringent. Well-balanced with an aged “Bordeaux-like” character, this wine is still showing remarkably well.

2005 Cabernet Sauvignon (Tasting Room and Library Club)
Napa Valley, CA
95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petite Sirah
Tasting Notes: Dark reddish purple to almost black in the glass, the edges are still vibrantly red and concentrated for a 2005. On the nose, aromas of blackberry, plum, black licorice,and coffee. The palate is so intense and sharp it defies its age. Complex and robust are the flavors of black fruit, leather, lavender, sage and spice. The structure and tannin are in nice balance leaving you with a long satisfying finish. Learn more here.

2006 Cabernet Sauvignon (Tasting Room and Library Club)
Napa Valley, CA
95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petite Sirah
Tasting Notes: This wine exhibits an opaque purple color and a sweet, ripe, olive, chocolate, slightly smoky cassis-scented nose. The quality of the fruit is even more expressive on the palate as black cherry, jammy black currant, plum and a hint of prune seemingly integrates the stony and mineral components of the wine. Full-bodied with some expressive but soft tannins, this powerful Cabernet Sauvignon will definitely benefit from decanting a few hours before enjoying. Will age up to 20–25 years without a doubt.

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (Tasting Room and Library Club)
Napa Valley, CA
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Notes: Beautiful bright deep red. On first pour, the nose is dominated by exotic Indian spices (think cloves and cinnamon). With a bit of swirling, aromas of dried flower along with those of red currant preserves emerge. Without decanting, the mouth is very tight with a laser-like focus toward the front of the palate. The flavors are those of wild strawberries and sweet spice. It comes as a bit of a surprise compared to a more mature nose but provides a nice tension and is an indicator of how well this wine will age. After a good decanting, the palate broadens significantly and becomes sweet, warm, and amazingly complex. Due to concentration on the vine due to late Spring frosts, concentration in barrel due to an entire extra year spent without racking, and because of its awesome acidity, this mature mountain-top Napa Valley beauty approaches the stature of fine young Brunello or Rioja. Learn more here.

2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Exclusively for Library Club Members)
Napa Valley, California
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Notes: Nearly opaque, with a deep cranberry red in color and brick orange edges. The aromatics on this wine deepen after a few hours in the glass, first showing off a core of dark fruits – blackberry, plum and cherry – complimented by well-integrated oak, a hint of vanilla and cocoa powder. With more time in the glass, you may discover tart blackberry liquor and subtle notes of dried violet, black pepper and fresh brewed coffee. On the palate, dusty tannins are present but somewhat delicate, with acidity shining through in a refreshing balance that is both delightful and perfectly food-friendly. Learn more here.

2005 "High Valley" Petite Sirah (Tasting Room and Library Club)
Morine Ranch, High Valley AVA, Lake County, CA
100% Petite Sirah
Tasting Notes: The color is saturated, think black/purple and this massive Petite Sirah offers a great amount of briery, spicy, black raspberry and cherry fruit on the nose. Generous on the palate, with a robust constitution and gobs of glycerin, this supple, full-bodied, concentrated, opulently textured wine should be consumed after a 90-minute aeration in a decanter. 

2006 "High Valley" Petite Sirah (Tasting Room and Library Club)
Morine Ranch, High Valley AVA, Lake County, CA
100% Petite Sirah
Tasting Notes: There is nothing petite about this Petite Sirah. Visualize rocky steep slopes very similar to the famous Rhone region of Crozes-Hermitage, for this Lake County gem. Inky with a deep, reddish-purple hue, the concentration is evident as the legs leisurely creep down the sides of the glass. With a quick smell, one can imagine standing in a cellar surrounded by wine barrels. The enticing aromas of sweet fruit and tobacco carry through to voluptuous flavors of blackberry, black cherry, anise, eucalyptus, leather and black pepper. The heavy tannins are not off-putting in the least but rather match the power of the wine and create a memorable finish. Learn more here.

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