2013 Richard Perry Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Richard Perry was not your average dreamer--for him, dreaming led directly into doing. And so, in 1982, Richard purchased a hillside property in the far southeastern corner of the Napa Valley, a little known area of rolling hills and volcanic soils, called "Coombsville," and built a vineyard. He terraced and planted the land himself and began to grow high quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. In 1999, he teamed up with winemaker Ken Bernards and began producing estate wines off of his vineyard. Together, these two helped to define the new style of wines associated the Coombsville area, wines with fully-structured, yet graceful tannins, and ripe fruit, with soft, nuanced palates.