Some Cabernet Sauvignon wines drink like a love song to the very grape itself. They bloom from the glass with perfumes of red roses, black cherries, and crushed blackcurrants. Drinking them is like biting into a perfectly ripe and crunchy cluster of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Nary a prune, barrel, or oxidative aroma besmirches that pristine, fragrant Cabernet fruit.
If this portrait sounds appealing to you, we have a gorgeous wine to propose, at wholesale pricing, no less: Yao Ming’s terrific 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet. The 7’6” retired basketball star, philanthropist, and longtime wine lover from Shanghai delivered a slam dunk in 2015 with this Cabernet made from benchland fruit from Yountville to St. Helena.
We fell hard for this one, folks. It’s the kind of Cabernet you can just smell and marvel at for hours. Every hair is in place, every piece of the wine is in harmony. And nothing tastes better than saving thirty bucks a bottle on a luxury like this. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
The Wine Advocate says this “offers a baked berries, kirsch, floral, cassis and earth-scented nose with hints of dried herbs and underbrush. Medium-bodied, fine and elegant with lovely freshness, it finishes long and perfumed.”
Made up of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Yao Ming offers a baked berries, kirsch, floral, cassis and earth-scented nose with hints of dried herbs and underbrush. Medium-bodied, fine and elegant with lovely freshness, it finishes long and perfumed.