We have a great afternoon going here: packing some boxes, watching baseball and football, and sipping one of our favorite Cabs of the year: Gilbert's Reserve. We hadn't planned an email for today but it's so delicious we can't wait!
94 points Wine Advocate:"A terrific wine that just screams Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2013 Reserve No. 2 gives up tons of cassis, black currants, tobacco leaf and hints of chocolate. Full-bodied, ripe, supple and gorgeously polished, it's a killer wine to drink over the coming decade or more. The blend is 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Cabernet Franc, and it's easily the greatest wine I've tasted from this estate. Bravo!" - Jeb Dunnuck
We loved it when we opened it yesterday afternoon and we love it even more today! It has fabulous Cabernet character with beautiful, generous fruit and a velvety-soft texture up front, then sneaky staying power that let's the finish echo for longer than we initially expected. Everything in Jeb's note above is spot on as far as we're concerned, and we highly recommend it for all Cabernet fans. An October Big Reds Wine Club selection. Ships October 22. - Us
And an excellent value red blend for your upcoming Saturday parties:
$19.75 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($21.95 regular)
91 points Wine Spectator:"Elegantly complex and polished, with expressive black cherry, mocha espresso and spice flavors that linger on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot and Syrah. Drink now through 2024."
This little number is ready for your glass. Full of yummy black cherry with all kinds of tasty accents (mint, licorice, coffee, and more), it delivers excellent quality and complexity for its price. - Us
We're looking forward to helping you with an order. Thanks for your support and have a great weekend!
Purple Wine Company, Inc., a California limited liability company, and its AVALON brand are not in any way affiliated with Avalon Wine, Inc, an Oregon corporation, or Avalon Wine's store at its physical location in Oregon.
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If you haven't found a full case (12 bottles) to buy today, start your Build a Case now by purchasing a few bottles online, by phone or email. If you order online, select the Build a Case option. If by phone or email, just ask us to add the bottles to a Build a Case for you. You'll receive order confirmation and we'll cellar the wines for you at no charge.
Add to your case whenever you see wines you can't resist. Each time you add to your Build a Case, you'll be charged the discounted price.
When you complete your case, we'll apply a shipping rate and contact you to schedule your case for shipment.
Because of finite space in our warehouse, we kindly ask that you complete your Build a Case within six months. Please email or call us with any questions.