Recoltant Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 -
Napa Valley, CA
It fun to pitch labels on the bleeding edge of new labels in the highly competitive $40-50 Napa red category. Recoltant is the younger brother to Le Pich and Purlieu, and the wine is produced by frenchman Julien Fayard, who is absolutely at the top of his game in Napa. You may know Le Pich and Purlieu from the Zoom event with Julien, or maybe you bought a bottle for a Saturday night price point. Well, think of Recoltant as the baby brother to these much pricier labels.
Recoltant is a collaboration of declassified barrels of premium Cabernet that didn’t quite fit into Le Pich or Purlieu. The final blend was stitched together from several celebrated regions throughout Napa Valley, and Julian made the wine with the same standards of excellence that he practices in all of his projects.
Julien Fayard learned his craft at Chateau Lafite Rothschild, before gaining even more valuable experience as Director of Winemaking for Philippe Melka at elite Napa Valley producers like Lail, Gemstone, Hundred Acre, and Mastery. The result is a great bottle which will have you scratching your head knowing it's only $47/bottle.
Inky black in color, with a nose of mixed black berries, black currants, glove leather, and rose petal. On the palate, the wine is deep and rich with flavors of blackberry cobbler, kitchen spice, and grandma’s pie crust combined with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg.