Saturday, September 15, 2018

Mark Herold - superstar wines!

The rare wines of Mark Herold. Of course, this superstar winemaker came to fame with his Merus label that he eventually sold. He is also the winemaker for Kamen wines and consults on others. This is his own label.

2015 Mark Herold Uproar Cabernet Sauvignon...$63.99
Erupting from the glass are big aromas of ripe blackberry, raspberry, boysenberry, strawberry and mocha. The subtle notes violets, sun-baked quartz and cured black olives add incredible dimension to this wine. Mouth-filling, hedonistic and head turning flavors of black and purple fruits are framed by sweet, velvety tannins. Yum! This approachable Cabernet was built to be your go to bottle any day of the week.

2014 Mark Herold Cabernet Sauvignon White Label...$189.99
Only 141 cases made
Even better is the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Herold White Label, mostly Oakville fruit with a touch of Coombsville. Like his other Cabernet Sauvignons it is aged 18-20 months in 100% new oak. This is a deeper, more powerful style of Cabernet Sauvignon exhibiting notes of charcoal, burning embers, blackberry, cassis, licorice and a meaty character. Full-bodied, savory and layered, the hallmark of the 2014 vintage – delicious, early drinkability – is well presented. This should be consumed over the next 10-15+ years.
Rated 95/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator

2015 Mark Herold Cabernet Sauvignon Brown Label....$91.99

The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (Coombsville) is dark, voluptuous and outrageously beautiful. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, mocha, chocolate and exotic spice all meld together in the glass. Racy and flamboyant – in the classic Mark Herold style – the 2015 is a jewel of a wine. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.
Rated 96/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

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