If you collect the very best in Napa Valley Cabernet, we invite you to add Bulgheroni wines to your repertoire. You’re going to be incredibly impressed with today’s offer, the 2014 Lithology Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, which was crafted by Philippe Melka from some of the finest and most historic alluvial vineyards in the Napa Valley. You’ll find notes of pure cassis liqueur, black cherry, minerals, mole poblano, pen ink, and tiramisu in the glass, and the wine has such an unctuous, lavish mouthfeel that you won’t be able to wait to pair it with a crusty filet mignon roast in 5-10 years. Bravo Alejandro, Bravo Philippe and Team!
When he decided to establish a family domaine in his own name in the Napa Valley, international wine entrepreneur Alejandro Bulgheroni did everything right. The details are simply dizzying. First, he bought a vineyard and winery just south of Meadowood Resort in St. Helena, where Bill Harlan and his team made some of their wines before he moved into new facilities on the west side of Oakville. He hired Jim Barbour, a Rutherford native and veteran of over 40 Napa Valley harvests to manage this Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate Vineyard. Barbour has also been responsible for tending the vines of such luminaries as Hundred Acre, Checkerboard, Gandona, Blankiet, and Grace Family.There would be no question that Bulgheroni would also purchase fruit from Andy Beckstoffer’s jewel box vineyards, such as To Kalon in Oakville, and Las Piedras and Dr. Crane in St. Helena. The winemaking team had to be the best in the world. Bulgheroni hired superstar winemaker Philippe Melka [Dominus, Pétrus] and his onetime mentor Michel Rolland to oversee oenology. Day to day winemaking is handled by Matt Sands, an alum of harvests at Screaming Eagle and Bryant Family. Critical acclaim inevitably followed. In December of last year, Robert Parker scored every 2015 and 2016 Bulgheroni wine above 95, with the 2016 Lithology Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon scoring a potential 100 points.
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Lithology (Napa Valley) is a super-attractive, dark wine. Black cherry, plum, espresso, chocolate and spice meld together in a sumptuous, inviting wine full of personality. Plush, sensual and inviting, the 2014 is an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next decade or so