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Illustrious Napa Valley Red Wine 2018

Illustrious Napa Valley Red Wine 2018

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  • California - USA
  • 2018 - Red blend
  • 14.5 % Alc - 750 ml

Napa Valley is home to some of the finest red grapes and wines in the world. Given the popularity of Napa reds—something about the words ‘Napa Valley’ on a wine label sets pulses racing—and their escalating prices, our California experts are always on the lookout for the best-value bottles…and we are thrilled to bring this discovery to you.

We’re excited about this wine’s vintage. Though California has been on a hot streak since 2012, producing excellent wines year after year, 2018 is a true standout for Napa Valley. Wine Spectator wrote that it was a “near picture-perfect growing season.” While critic James Suckling declared that it would be “hard to think of a better vintage for those looking for finesse and refinement."

Deeply colored, Illustrious is a beautiful marriage of four of Napa’s grape nobility: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Petite Sirah. The grapes are sourced from the premium districts of Rutherford, Oak Knoll, and beyond. They combine to create a smooth and velvety blend that’s brimming with expressive ripe red and blue berry fruit aromas and dark-fruit flavors.

Illustrious is a bold, full-bodied red, perfect for evenings by the fire pit or dinner parties with friends. Though it’s delicious for sipping, it truly zings with food. Pair it with a wide range of dishes, from juicy burgers and barbecue to risottos and hearty stews.

Enjoy your bottle now or save it for a future special occasion—you can carefully cellar it through 2030.

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