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REGUSCI 09 CS BLOCK 3 CLONE 6
Item: #277450
Bottle Size: 750ml
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REGUSCI 09 CS BLOCK 3 CLONE 6

Nestled in the heart of Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District, Regusci is one of the shining stars of this region. The Regusci family has been growing grapes for decades, selling their grapes to other noteworthy wineries such as Clos du Val and Joseph Phelps. A little over 10 years ago, they began producing their own wines. The approachability, complexity, and quality of their wines were so great, that word of this winery quickly spread like wildfire! Now, due to such demand, only a few of their wines manage to trickle out of their tasting room. That being said, we were thrilled to get this special, one-of-a-kind wine to offer!

The Short Version: This is a “Reserve of the Reserve” that you will not find anywhere else in the world....not even the winery sells this!

The Long Version: During February of each year, hundreds of wineries in the Napa Valley hold a special auction for members of the trade, called Premiere Napa Valley. The wineries auction off special one-of-a-kind bottlings in five, ten, or twenty case lots. These are wines that they don’t sell anywhere else, and they are crafted to be the best expressions of their wines they can possibly make; a Reserve’s Reserve, if you will. The wines go only to the winning bidder, only 20 cases were produced, and Hi-Time won the lot! This wine has its own special label, each bottle will be signed and indivually numbered by winemaker Charles Hendricks while he is pouring at our winebar on March 23rd (more on that below).

Regusci used to sell this Block 3 Cabernet Sauvignon to the Joseph Phelps Winery for 10 years. Reportedly, Phelps put the grapes in its Insignia Blend. So it was terra incognito to Regusci when they got the block back. There are two clones planted on the block; the one this wine comes from is Clone 6 that shatters so badly that there aren’t many berries left. But the fruit in there makes a dense, rich, flavorful Cabernet. This is the first Regusci production for Clone 6. There will be no other release of this wine other than this offering – don’t miss out!

The wine is opaque garnet in color, in fact, it’s almost black! The nose is full of black currants, anise, black cherry, plum, cigar box, and loam. On the palate, the wine reinforces the black fruit notes, along with spice and cedar. Polished, and refined, we think it has Bordeaux flavors with California textures. While drinkable now, the wine will show better with a few hours of decanting or a few years in the cellar!
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