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2016 Liparita Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon (Previously $60) SKU #1405848

Price: $19.99

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Tasting Notes

The historic Liparita label traces its origin all the way back to the late 1800s. The founder, William Keyes, was an early pioneer in the history of California winemaking, having been among the first to designate an appellation wine with his Howell Mountain Claret. Unfortunately, the combination of Prohibition and then phylloxera took its toll on many wineries early on, including Liparita. The label was revived several times over the past century, but it was Napa Valley grower Spencer Hoopes who finally resurrected the historic name in 2006 by bringing Liparita back to the luster of its glory days. He's been producing stylish appellation designated Cabernets since. Anne Vawter began as the winemaker with the 2012 vintage.

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Staff Reviews

  • Kaj Stromer
    By: Kaj Stromer
    K&L Staff Member
    The 2016 Oakville Cab from Liparita stands as one of the most successful Cabernet offers we've ever done. First of all, the 2016 vintage is considered one of the best in years. Napa Valley Cabernet producers and critics alike were all in agreement about the amazing quality of the vintage. Secondly, few AVA’s can hold a candle to the roster of wines that hail from the Oakville sub-appellation. From pioneers like Mondavi and Heitz to powerhouse brands like Groth, Far Niente, and Opus One, through “cult Cabernet” producers Dalla Valle, Harlan Estate and Screaming Eagle; tells a condensed story of Oakville. This is 100% pure Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is gorgeous displaying all the tell-tale Cabernet characteristics of black currants (cassis), blackberry, black cherry, dried herbs and a touch of cedar. This is a premium, top-tier Cab that delivers on every level. We were sold out of this wine for some time now but the winery once again opened up their cellar for us to grab another cache. Enjoy while it lasts.
  • Kirk Walker
    By: Kirk Walker
    K&L Staff Member
    Sometimes I find it best not to ask questions, this is one of those occasions, but the question that I am not looking for an answer for is “Why are these wines priced this way?” First the Yountville now this Oakville. This is an Oakville wine, I have no personal experience with Liparita, but one sniff and you know that the fruit that this wine was made from came from Oakville. This is a big, dark fruited (for me that classic cassis), mouth-filling, rich Cabernet. Who cares why it’s priced this way, I am still curious, but this is a wine for everyone who loves big Napa wines to take advantage of.
  • Keith Mabry
    By: Keith Mabry
    K&L Staff Member
    Oakville ranks as THE viticulture epicenter of Napa, producing some of the most renowned and long sought after wines in California. On the heels of the dynamic Yountville offering, Liparita has once again knocked it out of the park by putting you smack dab in the middle of this most prestigious of growing areas. Two questions - how does it stack up to its predecessor (the Yountville)? And how does it match up with its more famed colleagues? On all fronts, extraordinarily well! The Oakville shows more polish and the sweeter fruit notes of black cherry and currants than the Yountville. Spices and an extravagant mouthfeel are what put you in the same zipcode as its esteemed neighbors saying, I'm from Oakville! Supple and sweet tannins finish the wine with a nice lingering complexity. The price point is the only distinction between this wine and its surrounding peers. You'd have to jump in a time machine to find a quality Oakville wine of this caliber at this price point. Kudos to Liparita and Buyer Kaj Stromer for putting this gem of a value on our shelves.
  • Ryan Woodhouse
    By: Ryan Woodhouse
    K&L Staff Member
    I'm not sure what magic our SoCal Domestic Buyer, Kaj worked to get this Oakville Cab on our shelves for this ridiculously low price...but who cares!? Rich, fruit forward, powerful Oakville Cab for a song. Lush black fruit, ripe tannins, spicy oak and gravel undertones. Finding Oakville designate Cab for under $50 is hard enough...and this one is less than $20! Crazy!
  • Blake Conklin
    By: Blake Conklin
    K&L Staff Member
    Everyone's favorite Napa Valley steal of the century is back, this time it's focused on the American Viticulture Area of Oakville (home of the infamous To Kalon among some other fantastic single vineyards.) This is no doubt the best AVA the Valley Floor has to offer, and the 2016 Liparita Oakville continues to be the best bang for your buck. Mild tannins, black currant and herbs makes this cabernet a true delight!


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