Saturday, September 21, 2019

Superstar winemaker -- Mark Herold

From superstar winemaker -- Mark Herold
The rare wines of Mark Herold. 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.

2016 Herold Uproar Cabernet 2016....$63.99
The 2016 Uproar is an explosion of aromatics! Ripe blackberry, boysenberry, pencil lead, dark chocolate and crème de cassis. Subtle hints of freshly milled suede, black cardamom and dried wild flowers follow. The palate is filled with full throttle berry flavors and fine tuned tannins leading to a finish that keeps on giving. Opulent, savory and seamless this wine is an amazing expression of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Crafted to enjoy now or cellar over the next 15 years.

2015 Herold Flux GSM....$21.99
77% Grenache, 13% Mourvèdre, and 10% Syrah
The 2015 Flux, Mark Herold's entry-level red , is bold, juicy and inviting. Super-ripe red cherry, rose petal, mint and spice are all pushed forward in this racy, succulent wine. Dollops of Mourvèdre and Syrah round out the blend. Drink it over the next handful of years.
Rated 90/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

2015 Herold Collide Red Blend...$23.99
The 2016 Collide is another gorgeous wine from Mark Herold. Super-ripe black cherry, plum, lavender and spice meld together in an inky, juicy red loaded with character. The Tempranillo, Petite Sirah, Carignan, Graciano blend works beautifully here. The 2016 Collide offers terrific quality for the money.
Rated 92/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

We also have a few btls of each of these left! Don't miss out!
2015 Mark Herold Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville...$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

2014 Mark Herold Cabernet Sauvignon White Label...$170.99
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

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