Classic Napa Cab: 2016 DRM Winery Cabernet

Who do you want making the Cabernet Sauvignon in your glass? How about a winemaker who was hands-on with the first 10 vintages of Opus One? That’s a rhetorical question. Of course, you do! This is your chance, at a fraction of the price of that iconic wine.

If anyone knows Cabernet Sauvignon, it’s DRM Winery’s Daniel Ray Manies. His winemaking skills were honed at Robert Mondavi, Opus One, and Baron Philippe de Rothschild. The 2016 DRM Cabernet is the culmination of 40 years of winemaking in Napa and Bordeaux, with a focus on Cabernet-forward wines.

Daniel was Opus One’s first Master Cellarman. After spending a decade contributing to the success of one of the world’s most iconic Cabernet-forward wines, he moved on to Baron Philippe de Rothschild where he became intimately familiar with Cabernet in Bordeaux. 

Because Daniel understands the grape so well, he demands quality fruit for his wines and ensures he gets it from well-attended vineyards cared for under the best of conditions. Extremely selective in choosing Cabernet grapes, he sources from small, private, Napa vineyard owners who personally give their vines the loving care and attention that large commercial vineyard growers cannot afford. 

This 100% Cabernet is a blend of three of those small, private vineyards from the outstanding 2016 Napa vintage

It’s made in a bold, rich Bordeaux style yet is plush and extremely soft on the finish, as really well-made Napa Cabs can be. It has a peppery, berry nose followed by berries, cherries, and cocoa on the palate with a lingering finish. We say go straight for the classic steak pairing with this one.

Back to that fraction of Opus One’s price mentioned above. A single bottle of the wine that Daniel Ray Manies helped launch into iconic status can cost over $350. BHW has DRM’s 2016 Cabernet for just $32.99, 34% off its regular $50 price(and less than 1/10th the cost of a bottle of Opus). Everyone is going to want DRM’s Cabernet in their glass, so snatch this up now!

2016 Whitehall Lane Leonardini Estate Cabernet Sauvignon