Burly 3-pack Sampler Price $293.99
We at Taylor's Wine Shop love everything Burly. Hank and Bernice McCrorie, the owners of Burly, happen to be from Hickory, NC! They have a first class grape growing and wine making team in Napa Valley, and the wines are stunning.
This sampler includes NEW VINTAGES! 1 bottle of the 2016 Burly Special Selection Cabernet, 1 bottle of the 2018 Sciandri Vineyard Cabernet, and 1 bottle of the 2018 Simpkins Vineyard Cabernet
1. Burly Special Selection 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon - We've been anxiously awaiting the release of this new vintage of Special Selection. This is a blend of the top 6 barrels from the 2015 Simpkins Vineyard Cab. Black cherry aromas layered with bright fruit notes and oak. Velvety and intense. Aromas of cassis and black berries meld seamlessly with notes of pomegranate, and anise. This is an elegantly structured wine with silkiness through the midpalate and a persistent, juicy finish. Deep, coating tannins ensure that this wine will age beautifully in the cellar.
2. Burly Simpkins Vineyard 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon -
A striking balance of fruit, and a thick viscous mouth feel, the 2018 Burly Cabernet Sauvignon is truly a remarkable wine that will provide years of enjoyment. Aromas of cassis and black berries meld seamlessly with notes of chocolate, and anise. The rich, plush mouth feel elegantly transforms into sweetness by supple tannins and lovely oak integration. Layered, complex, and lingering, a true wine drinking experience. Wonderful now, this wine will however benefit from further bottle ageing reaching its peak in 5 to 7 years but drinkable for 10 years.
VineyardOur Cabernet Grapes came from The Simpkins Vineyard in the Coombsville area just east of the city of Napa. The vineyard, although staying warm and dry, is generally a little cooler than many Napa Valley vineyards and therefore allows more hang-time for the grapes. This brings greater concentration and layering to the finished wine. The vineyard soil is rocky loam which provides good drainage and low nutrient concentration. Under these stresses the vines work hard to produce a limited amount of fruit.
3. Burly Sciandri Vineyard 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon -
The Sciandri family has a special place in Hank McCrorie's heart, and they happen to own some absolutely beautiful Cabernet in Coombsville. This is Burly's second vintage of Sciandri Cabernet.
Aromas of dark plum, cassis and anise meld seamlessly with savory dried herbs. The mouth transforms into raspberry sweetness and a mineral note. This palate coating wine has a great toasted oak long finish. Wonderful now, this wine will however benefit from further bottle ageing reaching its peak in 3 to 6 years but drinkable for 10 years.
Our Cabernet Grapes came from The Sciandri Vineyard in the Coombsville area just east of the city of Napa. The 4 acre vineyard, planted with clone 337 has a western exposure that stays cool thru influences of the San Pablo Bay. This allows for long hang time that usually harvests at the end of October. The soil is well drained rocky hillside, primarily Hambright-Rock outcrop complex and Coombs gravelly loam.