Critics Challenge finds us winning again!

The best winery you've never heard of
 

To be named Winery of the Year for a second time this year is truly an honor. The Critics Challenge International Wine Competition was a successful competition for us and we are proud to announce that our special, Bordeaux-style 2011 Paradiso – along with receiving a Platinum medal and a 97 point rating –  was also named Wine of the Year and Best Red.

Robert Whitley, the Director and Chief Judge of Critics Challenge as well as publisher of the WineReviewOnline, wrote a glowing article summing up our winnings and calling us “the best Napa Valley winery you’ve never heard of” and lamenting that though we may be “the most medaled winery in America” and our “long record of excellence is impressive,” it is a “shame more wine lovers aren’t aware of [V. Sattui].” We rely on you, our treasured customers, to pass the word along about our brand, because we chose to sell directly to you in order to give you the best prices and ensure the best quality in our wines. So thank you for helping us, by drinking and enjoying our award-winning wines!

We would love to share with you the reviews that Robert Whitley himself wrote on some of our Platinum award winners from Critics Challenge:

2011 Paradiso, V. Sattui Winery – 97 Points

Won Wine of the Year and Best Red 

"Close your eyes and imagine you've just taken a sip of First Growth Bordeaux at about $1000 a bottle. Then open your eyes and realize it's the 2011 V. Sattui Paradiso, a red Bordeaux-style blend from a so-called off vintage. Paradiso price: $70. This could be the steal of the century if you were the sort of person who overspends on high-end Bordeaux. Paradiso incorporates all five of the red Bordeaux grape varieties, but Cabernet Sauvignon is dominant. This vintage exhibits aromas of cassis and ripe blackberry, with the very Bordeaux-like note of lead pencil and cedar."  

 – Robert Whitley, May 26, 2015

 

To be released later this year

 

2012 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, V. Sattui Winery – 95 Points  

Platinum Award winner

"V. Sattui is a virtual machine when it comes to producing great Napa Valley Cabernet vintage after vintage. This 2012 Howell Mountain, from the west-facing slopes of the Napa Valley, is a blockbuster that exhibits intense black-fruit aromas, a richly layered palate, and finely integrated tannins, with a subtle wood note in the background. Sensational stuff."

– Robert Whitley, May 26, 2015

2012 Vittorio's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, V. Sattui Winery – 94 Points 

Platinum Award winner

"With soft, supple tannins and a juicy blackberry and blueberry core, this is a delightful Cabernet Sauvignon that can be enjoyed now while you wait for some of the more muscular Napa Valley Cabs from this outstanding vintage to come around." 

– Robert Whitley, May 26, 2015

2012 Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, V. Sattui Winery – 94 Points

Platinum Award winner

"For as long as memory serves, the Morisoli Vineyard has been one of the Napa Valley's most stunning properties. The Cabernet from this vineyard follows a familiar theme vintage afer vintage, producing complex, supple Cabernet that's easy to drink when young but with the ability to age. The 2012 is just another in a long series of Morisoli Cabs that are suave and seductive. And the price is modest given the history of excellence."

– Robert Whitley, May 26, 2015

 

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