Kalaris Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2014
Kalaris. If you know, you’ll already be at the cart putting it in the basket and not even reading these words. If not...
Kalaris is the last name of the owner of the somewhat better-known AXIOS winery (yep, that “culty” Cab!) , and this is a plush, lush side bottling (tiny production) that we just managed to get a hold of some at WICKED pricing. It’s rare to even SEE this wine anywhere (we assume it gets sold exclusively to the winery mailing list members), but to see it priced like this??! Yeeee haw!
OK. Same winemaker (Bob Egelhoff), all Estate grapes from Calistoga. Bob cut his winemaking teeth at Merryvale Vineyards (Bill Harlan of Harlan Estate was owner at the time), honing his winemaking skills under the tutelage of the master Bob Levy and consultant Michel Rolland. The aim was to emulate a Pomerol style, but we feel like this is more rock and roll Napa Cab than what you might get from Bordeaux. --- sweet/dark/tart plums, crushed blackberries, dark chocolate, purple fruits, allspice, nice spicy French oak, and finish that hangs on for a good 45 seconds. Crazy-good price we snagged...we should probably just stop talking --- there is hardly any to go around anyway…! While it lasts!!
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Gus Kalaris founded Axios, a luxury Napa Valley wine brand in 1999 tomuch acclaim. The success of Axios has spawned the Worthy, Truth,Kalaris and Telios brands.
A soft and easy red with blackberries and chocolate. Some vanilla, too. Full-bodied, round and easy.
Drink now through 2025.
- Country: USA
- Appellation: Napa Valley
- Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Vineyard: Calistoga - Kalaris Family Vineyards
- Aging/Cooperage: 62 gallon French Oak Barrels - 65% new for 21 months
- Alcohol: 14.20%
- Production: 600
About The Producer
The Kalaris brand, named after proprietor Gus Kalaris, evolved from Gus'love of the great wines of Burgundy and his passion for producing California wines reflective of the uniqueness and beauty of theirterroir. It is the newest addition to our family of wines mostly coming from our Calistoga Kalaris Family Vineyard. Staying true to the vision of the brand, these wines are hand-crafted, small production and of the highest quality. They are a true reflection of Gus’ vision to produce first class wines in a classic old world style but allowing the wine’s Napa Valley origin to shine.
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