This elite collection includes three of Napa Valley's most sought after and collectible wines: 'Rubicon' from the historic Inglenook Vineyard, Joseph Phelps Insignia and Caymus Special Selection. Included in this unique package are tasting passes for an exclusive tasting at each of these wineries (a value of $480), which are typically closed to the public but open to select guests by appointment only.
Wine Gift Set Includes:
- Tasting room passes for each of the three wineries for up to four people, valid through December 31, 2013. Appointments may be required, details are included on the enclosed passes.
- Rubicon Estate Rubicon:
In 1879, Finnish explorer and adventurer Gustave Niebaum searched the Napa Valley with the goal of establishing a wine estate to rival the finest chateau of France. For decades his wines won acclaim and remain some of the most admired in American wine history's classic period. In the 1970's, Francis Ford Coppola purchased 1,500 acres of this historic property in Rutherford and revived Captain Niebaum's fine winemaking tradition. Rubicon, the flagship wine of the Estate, reflects the unique terrain of the world-renowned property. Using only 100% organically-farmed grapes sourced directly from Estate vineyards, Rubicon has become a role model for Rutherford Cabernet.
- Joseph Phelps Insignia:
The wines of Joseph Phelps Vineyards made their debut in the fall of 1974. The winery and home vineyards are in Spring Valley, a small fold in the hills east of St. Helena, with additional vineyards located in the wine growing regions of Stags Leap, Carneros and Rutherford. Among the wines produced at Phelps are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The flagship wine, a Bordeaux-styled blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, is sold under the proprietary name, "Insignia."
- Caymus Special Selection:
From the onset in 1972, Caymus concentrated on the production of Cabernet Sauvignon, which produces the most superlative wine in the Napa Valley region. Often considered "trendsetters" in the style of Napa Valley Cabernet, Caymus has continued to forge new techniques in both the vineyards and the winery. Caymus Special Selection is the flagship wine of the Wagner family and is comprised of the very best barrels of the vintage. This wine is not produced in difficult years, only the very best.
I have bought this several times and donated it to charity auctions where it has sold for several thousand a pop. Great fundraising for some causes I'm involved with.