exotic napa & a regular Joe...
caymus conundrum
napa cellars cabernet

in earlier times, because of its beauty and bounty, napa meant 'motherland' today, to some, it means five-star resorts and world renowned restaurants but for many of us the napa valley stands for the pinnacle of great american wine.

caymus conundrum 2008...
a wine made from a blend of chardonnay, viognier, sauvignon blanc, and semillon has recently been described and criticized as a cunningly made wine in decline. the wine continues to be an innovative california white, apart from the many white blends of this and that. this is a transformed conundrum, a wine modern and sleek - that delivers to both red and white wine drinkers what they want - a glass filled with delicious ripe savory fruit that drifts with exotic, interesting texture and undeniable pleasure.

napa cellars cabernet 2007...
is an easily understood california cabernet; with its friendly dark fruit characteristics, the wine oozes vibrant aromas of blackberries and plum. the dark, spicy-fruit and cassis flavors join well with integrated oak and vanilla that are straight forward and please the senses. this is a complex red made by a 'regular Joe' - the wine is made by Joe Shirley, who began his career at Sonoma Cutrer in 1997, and he hasn't looked back. besides making really good wine, Joe Shirley once bowled a 252... a bowling winemaker, you can't get more regular than that.

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