Napa Valley


Cuvée 38 Red Wine

2015

Wine Spots Napa Valley Red Wine is a classic Bordeaux-styled wine, exhibiting the strength and structure of Old World varietals with the finesse and floral signature of Napa Valley. This is an expressive wine, with dark cherry, cassis, and blackberry flavors that are enhanced by French oak aging, further contributing to the balance, silky tannins, and lingering finish.

Napa Valley

Napa Valley, while small in size, produces some of the finest wines in the world. Old World varietals thrive here, reflecting their classic characteristics while showcasing the diversity of Napa Valley's sub-appellations, each with their unique micro-climate and complex soils. These appellations gravelly, well-drained hillside soils, which are exposed to sunlight at low temperatures, produce wines with a dense palate and great structure.

The Vineyards

Situated on the 38th parallel, the Napa Valley enjoys a dry Mediterranean climate, creating vintage-to-vintage consistency that is ideally suited for Bordeaux varietals. The Cuvée 38 captures the distinctive characteristics of this famed parallel in a traditional Right Bank Bordeaux blend comprised of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec. The result is a true expression of the distinctive characteristics of Napa Valley and Old World varietals.

Food Pairings

Enjoy with heavy dishes like roast beef, grilled steak, hearty meat stews and hard cheeses.

Accolades

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94 points, Platinum Medal - 2015 vintage

- San Diego Wine Competition, 2018

94 points, Platinum Medal - 2014 vintage

A blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that over-delivers at this price point. Bright blackberry, cassis, mild dried herbs and lively fall spice ride on a supple structure and finish with muscular grip that will benefit from a pairing with bold red-meat preparations.
- Sommelier Challenge, 2017

90 points, Gold Medal - 2013 vintage

Garnet black color. Toasty, spicy, attractive aromas and flavors of dark berry pie a la mode, buttery nut brittle, and cocoa with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-length spiced apple and pomegranate, creme brulee, and cedar finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A crisp, nicely layered red blend with chewy oak.
- Beverage Testing Institute, December 2016

91 points - 2012 vintage

Excellent, Highly Recommended
Stylish oak melds seamlessly with black raspberry and pomegranate on this medium bodied, rectilinear red. The main thrust is of tart red berry, cacao husk, and firm, ripe tannins, with sleek cocoa, vanilla, and spice box notes emerging toward the end.
- Ultimate Wine Challenge, 2016

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Napa Valley
California

Bold & Supple

Napa Valley, California

The Napa Valley is widely considered one of the top wine regions in California and the United States. A combination of maritime climate, mountain and valley topography and varying soil conditions combine to offer ideal conditions for growing a broad range of grape varietals. With a history dating back to the nineteenth century and boasting some of the most acclaimed pioneers in New World wine, Napa Valley has garnered the respect and attention of wine critics from around the world