What do you get when you combine three of the most famous names in Napa Valley with a billionaire's budget and Silverado bench estate fruit? The answer is this wine.
Dr. James Kaplan made a fortune after retiring from Boston University as an applied mathematics professor. He created an investment advisory and options trading company that reached a $5.3 Billion dollar valuation. James is a math and stock picking expert and he hired a team of experts to make the best possible wine from his fifteen acre estate. This is literally his passion project, AfterMath.
Dave Phinney is famous for launching the Prisoner wine and selling it to Hunneus of Quintessa.
Steve Matthiason is a leader in sustainable farming and his consulting clients include Araujo, Chappellet, David Arthur and Spottswoode.
John Truchard manages the vineyard in addition to producing his own brand John Anthony.
Be prepared to be amazed at what a stellar vintage, a team of experts, and a generous budget can do with estate Cabernet fruit. BHW is one of the few fine wine merchants who even has access to this wine outside of the winery. Only 400 cases produced.
Very limited. Only 300 cases produced. Order before it's gone!
Winemaker Tasting Notes: The 2016 Aftermath Cabernet Sauvignon offers savory aromas of herbs de Provence and thyme intermingled with fresh dark fruits of blackberry and cassis. The wine is ripe and open, with hints of sage, anise, fir, oak and cedar carrying through to layers of dark fruit on the rich, layered palate. Medium to full in body, with supple tannins, it deftly balances fruit and structure to express the property's rocky hillside terroir with a hint of slate/graphite (reminiscent of Rutherford dust).
Tiny productions like this tend not to capture the attention or interest of major critics. And, they typically aren't even submitted for review.
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