Top 3 Bang for the Buck Napa Cabs of 2022: 2019 Cerro Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

If your family business was wine, would you choose to be in the wine business? No doubt, working in the vineyards and in the cellar is hard work, but perhaps if you spent your summers working in the vineyards and cellar of Caymus, you might catch the winemaking bug.

Derek Beitler, who goes by Derek, did justthat. The nephew of Caymus founder Charlie Wagner, Derek worked at the legendary winery in the summers during college. Eventually, he struck out on his own and founded JDB Wines, maker of the 2019 Cerro Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley we’re offering today. (He also owns Carne Humana Winery in Napa with his cousin Joey Wagner.)

Derek is a rising star in Napa, and this Cab is evidence of his skills. It comes from a vineyard situated along the northern edge of the Oak Knoll District, one of Napa’s southernmost appellations. The cooling effect from the San Pablo Bay keeps the climate relatively temperate, creating a fresh, restrained profile on the Cerro Cabernet Sauvignon. What shines through is elevated red fruit accompanied by a lower ABV. The Cabernet is blended with a wee bit of Petit Verdot (just 5%) to add graceful tannins

This wine is one of the most outstanding values in Napa Cab available today, certainly one of the greatest values in the category we’ve offered recently. We have no doubt that Napa Cab lovers and collectors will quickly scoop up this recently released wine. It’s from the 2019 vintage that Bloomberg declares was “near perfect.” It’s an age-worthy Napa Cab full of red fruits, plums, coffee, and a comforting savoriness. And, just 220 cases of this must-have wine exist

We here at BHW have managed to get our hands on a limited number of bottles, and we’re even able to offer you the Cerro Cabernet Sauvignon at a significant discount. How? Those are secrets we can’t reveal, but we will tell you this. This wine will go fast. Don’t miss out!

2016 Whitehall Lane Leonardini Estate Cabernet Sauvignon