92pt Pinot Beauty: 2018 Waypoint Brown Ranch Carneros Napa Valley Pinot Noir
In the world of wine, there are few names that resonate as much as Philippe Melka does. Melka is an absolute legend, a creator of multiple 100-point wines, the mastermind behind some of Napa Valley's most celebrated wines, and according to Robert Parker “one of the top 9 winemakers in the world.”
Today’s offer, the 92pt 2018 Waypoint Brown Ranch Carneros Napa Valley Pinot Noir, is crafted by not one but two wine rock stars, Philippe Melka and Matt Sands.
Matt Sands is a very talented winemaker, originally from New Zealand, who has forged his expertise in some of the most iconic wineries in the world, like Man O' War, Goldie Vineyard, Stonybridge Vineyard, and Screaming Eagle. Melka works hand in hand with Sands to create this piece of art in liquid form.
The fruit comes from Brown Ranch, a vineyard located in Carneros that specializes in exceptional Pinot Noir. Just to give you an idea of the high quality of the fruit, this ranch is next to some of the most legendary vineyards in California like HDV Hyde Vineyard & Beaulieu #9, both producing cult wines that constantly achieve 100-points and sell for well over $100/btl.
Only the epic 2018 vintage(which was awarded 98 points by Vinous Media) could produce this classic Carneros beauty. A 100% Pinot Noir that showcases one of California’s non-coastal Pinot sites in all its glory. This premium wine shows ripe notes of cherry cola, spiced hibiscus flower, dried strawberries, and clove are accented by other exotic spices, earth, and hints of salinity. Whole cluster fermentation allows the fruit to be the focus, with fine-grained tannins backing an already exquisite texture full of verve and length. Balanced and full of energy.
The best part of it all is that we have this premium wine at a 55% discount. That’s almost $50 off of its original SRP.
So here’s the deal: An iconic 100% Pinot Noir from Carneros, crafted by one of the best winemakers in the world, born in an epic 98-point vintage, and at a juicy discount + free shipping on 6 or more bottles. Doesn't get better than this!