You may recall we sent an email last spring about Banshee Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. Not one week after we sent the email, the Cabernet sold out nationwide and we couldn't purchase any more. Not many of you ever had a chance to even taste it. But if you did, you were very lucky indeed.
As for the Pinot Noir, it has easily become the best-selling Pinot in the store. With good reason. It's delicious and it drinks like three times its price.
Now is your big chance to purchase the Cabernet. Sadly, perhaps your only chance. The wine world moves so quickly.
The new vintage of Banshee Cabernet Sauvignon was only released yesterday. Every bottle sold out nationwide to retailers by the end of the day. In other words, it's gone already. Absolutely amazing.
These guys really know what they're doing.
Fortunately, Banshee Cabernet Sauvignon has been on our radar since last spring and we locked some in at the last minute before it vanished. There wasn't very much to purchase.
As some of you know, the juice for this custom-crushed wine was sourced from a very upscale winery. The winery, in fact, sold this exact wine under a different label for a very, very hefty price tag.
|If you haven't been exposed to the underbelly of the wine world, you might be surprised to learn high end wineries sell off their "extra" grapes or juice to keep their annual production small, elite, and expensive. Essentially, they sell off some of their wine in order to protect their luxury prices.
It happens all the time. And these elite wineries NEVER want you to know what happens to their missing juice. That's part of the deal. It's a secret.
Well, we found the missing juice once again. A rather striking value!
Banshee Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (Napa Valley, CA)
Banshee Cabernet brings to the table both power and grace. It deftly balances rich espresso and black currants with alluring violet perfume. Loads of ripe, red fruit, crushed stone, and exotic spices complete this complex and expressive Cabernet Sauvignon which has superb concentration and a lengthy finish. Rarely does one find a wine which so effortlessly and seamlessly combines both the masculine and feminine.
$39.99/bottle or $383.90/12 pack case ($31.99/bottle) or just $31.99/bottle in a mixed case of wine.
About an hour after we received this wine we opened a bottle to see how the new vintage was tasting. It is clearly a fantastic bottle of wine (especially for under $32/bottle!), however please know we feel it needs some time in bottle. So if you can wait a bit this is a great Cabernet to purchase now for Autumn and Winter.
Spoiler Alert - This is just one of those wines we don't expect will last very long (hours? days?!?). However, we have a special announcement below to help sweeten the deal.
Perk up those ears!
We have a VERY special guest in the store this Saturday. Andrew Crookes of Valkyrie Selections, one of the men behind the missing juice! Andrew will be pouring the Banshee Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and their proprietary blend called Mordecai, in addition to Rickshaw Red, Tomas Cusine Auzells (a higher end, excellent Spanish white wine) and Valdesil Montenovo (a Spanish white made from Godello). This is a rare opportunity to meet one of our VERY favorite wine professionals in the entire industry and taste some stunning wines.
Andrew only makes a public appearance on the Cape once a year as a special favor to us, so please mark your calendar. Seriously, don't miss out on this one!!! He'll be here from 3-6 pm. You can even ask Andrew about the missing juice. Although we doubt Andrew is allowed to tell you where it's from, he may give you just enough of a hint to figure it out.
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