We were finally able to bring in the 2006 Atticus John Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley! We discovered this wine at a tasting on Inauguration Day; it really stood out in the crowd and when we found out who was making it we knew why. This winemaker (whose name we have promised not to disclose) generally makes seriously profound wines with cult like followings that go for upwards of $100 a bottle. We’re happy to say that, thanks to recession pricing on the part of the winery, we are able to sell this wickedly delicious and exceptionally well-made Cabernet for only $28.99. Now that’s something to boost your spirits in this depressing economy!
The wine is 85% Cabernet, 13% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and only 929 cases were produced in this vintage. The fruit is from some of the most expensive vineyards in the valley and farmed by a famous vineyard manager (yep, sworn to secrecy here too). This is a rich, juicy Cabernet Sauvignon with concentrated fruit and notes of black cherry, espresso, chocolate, and just a dash of spice. It is undoubtedly the best bang for the buck Cabernet we have in the store and one of our personal favorites.
As you know if you have been in the store since we brought this stuff in, we are very excited about it. Oh, and although the name invokes chants of “Attica, Attica”, you should note that the name is AttiCUS and the story behind the wine has nothing to do with prison riots! ;) Cheers.