Another very rare Kirk Venge Cabernet star. The winery
is sold out of this superb 2015, and there are no listings on Wine-Searcher.
The only store that has the 2014 vintage, in New York,
has a single bottle at $125.99.
The last vintage Parker reviewed, the 2014, he rated
97 points (higher than the Venge Cabernet Reserve), saying:
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Brinkman Block hails from Rutherford, from a subsector
of the famous Beckstoffer George III Vineyard. Sensational blueberry and blackberry
liqueur notes intermixed with incense, camphor, and spice box soar from the
glass of this opaque purple wine. First growth quality all the way, its
full-bodies, multi-layered, skyscraper-like mouthfeel and incredible glycerin,
fruit, extract and richness all combine for a prodigious Cabernet Sauvignon,
probably the best wine I have ever tasted from Hunnicutt. It should drink well
for 25 or more years.
And that’s in a 93-point Napa Can vintage, versus 97
points for the (unreviewed) 2015. (Which is why it sold out everywhere.)
This is serious, Venge Reserve-level Cabernet (in
fact, being from a special block of the famed Beckstoffer Georges III, so
really BETTER) at an extraordinary price.
Venge fans, do not miss these!