The Pilsner has been making a comeback for at least the last five years. American […]
big rich round and bright, has all of the components of a first class wine, oak is well integrated, seemless balance overall, a touch of herbs adds complexity to the dark berry fruit; 10+ years
Peter Marks MW
Charles Curtis MW
Writer: David Reuss
A glass-coating shade of black purple, this wine offers generous gobs of ripe blackberry and plum, lavish new oak, and graphite tones. Their grapes are sourced from steep mountain sites, and it definitely shows: bold fruit explodes on your palate and finishes with silky, masculine tannins. You could drink this wine now, but definitely shouldn’t, as laying this down for even a few years will deeply enhance your experience. Hertelendy is only available in restaurants and on allocation, so get on their mailing list as soon as possible if you want to taste their powerful Napa cab—and don’t forget the dry-aged ribeye.