Cheers cares about what our customers want. We take the time to hand select every product that we put in the store. We also take the time to educate ourselves daily so that we can help you find your perfect selections.
Elise Faur, National Sales Manager for Tricycle Wine Partners, represents Poseidon Vineyard and Obsidian Ridge. She recently visited Cheers to sample and educate the staff on these Napa Valley wines. We sampled four wines from Poseidon Vineyard, including their Estate Chardonnay, “Boon Fly’s Hill” Reserve Chardonnay, Estate Pinot Noir, and “Primo’s Hill” Reserve Pinot Noir. We also enjoyed Obsidian Ridge’s Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and “Half Mile” Reserve Proprietary Red Blend. After discussion about what our customers want, we confirmed earlier staff preferences and chose the following wines:
Poseidon Vineyard Estate Chardonnay
Carneros, Napa Valley
90 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
A delicious note of white peach, pineapple, earth and caramelized citrus emerges from the aromas and flavors of the medium-bodied, richly fruity and exotic Poseidon Vineyard Chardonnay Estate. This outstanding value in high-quality Chardonnay from Northern California can be drunk over the next 3-4 years.
Poseidon Vineyard “Boon Fly’s Hill” Chardonnay
Carneros, Napa Valley
94 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2014 Chardonnay Boon Fly’s Hill is from a windy knoll in Carneros, spending 22 months in Hungarian cooperage. Distinct nectarine, tangerine oil, citrus blossom, a hint of pineapple and quince are followed by a wine with good minerality, medium to full body, excellent acidity and a long finish. This should drink nicely for 5-6 years. This is a much smaller cuvee of 125 cases.
Obsidian Ridge’s Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Lake County, Red Hills
92 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is also a winner, slightly more open and precocious, but with plenty of blackcurrant and blackberry fruit, striking minerality (no doubt from the Obsidian rocks) and a full-bodied, luscious, juicy style with a voluptuous texture. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.
“We are farmers, coopers, winemakers – intimately involved in the creation or our single-vineyard wines from Napa Carneros and the High Mayacamas Mountains.”
-Poseidon Vineyard & Obsidian Ridge