(2008 Vintage) Why? Our best new discovery in the same style as the cultish Sea Smoke and Pisoni Pinots. We call this the Cabernet-lovers Pinot. PORTHOS INSIDER SCOOP: Chuck Wagner, founder of famed Caymus Napa Cabernet (�Special Selection� = $135/bottle) recently began producing just a few bottles of outstanding Pinot Noir and we say �what took you so long!?!� Anyone who has ever thought that Pinots are �wimpy� has never tasted an elegant Monster like this. Tastes? A classic combination of Burgundy complexity + delectable California fruit. Complex, rich smoky fruit cascade across your palate read more...featuring a silky smooth texture with opulent layers of everything we love in California�s biggest Pinots: succulent dark fruit, Indian spices, dried spices, and a hint of black tea and tobacco leaf on the sultry finish. This is a truly sumptuous Pinot ready to thrill now (after 1 hour decanting) + will develop into an even more luxurious experience over the next 3 � 5 years so stock up now while we have a few cases of this rare wine available. Bravo! (hide)
Wine & Spirits(2008 Vintage) This spectacular Pinot, which defines its South Coast terroir, is a great wine. The extracted fruit is massive, flooding the palate with cherries and raspberries, and the wine is well-oaked. Yet it combines its power with regal grace, which is what Pinot is supposed to do. Finishes with a silky, velvety harmony. Really an eye-opening wine, superb in every respect.