94 Pt Rutherford Cab: 2018 Calculated Risk Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Napa Valley
We all take calculated risks. If I go just 9 miles over the speed limit, I probably won’t get a speeding ticket, right? I can bluff during this friendly poker game, and no one will know it, probably. Maybe. What’s never a calculated risk, though, is a bottle of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa’s Rutherford AVA. It’s a sure bet, especially when it’s from the phenomenal 99-point 2018 vintage.
Why all this talk about calculated risks? Today’s offer is the 94-point 2018 Calculated Risk Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Napa Valley. The winery sources grapes from the most exclusive appellations in Napa Valley and then over-deliver with the best quality at an attractive value.
That doesn’t seem risky to us, but here’s where the winery’s name comes from. The winery keeps its winemaker’s identity a secret. What is known is that the maker of this wine consults for a number of high-end Napa estates and wields a championship pedigree. The calculated risk the winery takes is that California wine aficionados and respected wine critics will judge the wine on its own merits and not on the name associated with it.
The risk is paying off. Internationally-renowned sommelier Chris Sawyer bestows 94 points on this enigma of wine and says “it tastes delicious right out of the gate” while it also “gets bigger as it opens in the glass” and notes it has “a long elegant finish.” James Suckling is impressed with this “very attractive” wine and its “fresh violets, blackberries, pine, and bark on the nose. It’s medium-bodied with fine, sleek tannins.”
The grapes that make this wine so attractive right out of the gate come from Rutherford, an AVA that’s among the finest in Napa and known for its distinctive profile. It’s home to some of the valley’s most widely recognized names like BV, Cakebread, Caymus, and Staglin, just to name a few. In Rutherford, Cab is King, and André Tchelistcheff, the master winemaker who shepherded California into its brilliant new era of winemaking saw the importance of Rutherford this way: “It takes Rutherford dust to grow great Cabernet.”
The first wine we offered from Calculated Risk sold out quickly. We know this wine will do the same. Its provenance alone will capture the attention of Napa Cab lovers, but the discount that BHW is offering will capture the attention of all wine lovers. We’re offering this Rutherford Cab at the Lowest Price Anywhere, and with our discount of 57%, it’s over $60 off. It’s almost unheard of to get a Rutherford Cab from the near-perfect 2018 vintage for this price! Hurry. You don’t want to miss out on this genuinely fantastic deal. Share some of this wine over the holidays, and you’ll have a 100% chance of winning.