Meyer Family (Silver Oak) Cabs -- $45 and $125!
When Justin Meyer sold Silver Oak, he and his sons QUIETLY started several other projects. The latest Cabs I tasted are BY FAR THE BEST YET. We got a TINY allocation of two of them, including the big dog --- Bonny's!!
Made in tiny quantities, and a bit of an "insider" winery, Meyer Family makes three Cabernets from the world-class OAKVILLE appellation - the legendary Bonny's Vineyard (from the original plot that Silver Oak used), one called Spitfire, and another called Fluffy Billows.
First --- Fluffy Billows, from a small vineyard in Oakville, is made with new French oak (Justin, of course, pioneered the use of American oak back in his day). For me, this gives the wine its lushness, balance and sweetness (fruit sweet). I personally think it's one OUTSTANDING BARGAIN for a OAKVILLE CAB at this PRICE!! $45!!
2011 MEYER FAMILY FLUFFY BILLOWS CABERNET SAUVIGNON OAKVILLE $44.95!!
$270 A 6-PACK??!! For Oakville cab with a pedigree like this?
The style here is familiar, but for me a notch better with the richness and depth from the French oak. It's a balanced, medium-bodied Cabernet - rather Bordeaux-ish - with classic cassis, cola, earth, purple flowers, tobacco and sweet cigar box highlights. Relatively lush even at this stage, but an easy ager for 10+ years. It's a beautiful package, with etched bottles -- the Meyer family pulled out all the stops and it shows. Great stuff, and you won't find it anywhere....!!!
and the TETE DE CUVEE....2009 MEYER FAMILY BONNY'S VINEYARD CABERNET $124.95!! - $375 a 3-PACK!!
Gorgeous etched bottle. From the original Bonny's (Bonny Meyer, that is) plot that made Silver Oak so famous. The nose exhibits dark fruit aromas of cherry and plum mingling with cedar and cardamom and a hint of eucalyptus. The palate is the heart of this wine, with concentrated fruit on the entry and luscious, silky tannins filling the mouth with an almost endless finish. Classy, classy wine!!
Only 10 cases TOTAL were to be had, so grab a 6-pack while we got it!!
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