Some of the most exclusive Napa wines include Cabernet Sauvignon from Screaming Eagle, Schrader, and Opus One.

Exclusive Napa Wines: Rarest Ten Collectible Cabernets

When it comes to rare wines, it’s difficult to beat the cult Cabernet Sauvignon labels of Napa Valley, California. With a typical average production of only a few hundred cases per year, these exclusive Napa wines are not just some of the rarest wines in California, but they also rank among the most precious fine wine labels in the world. It’s a point of great pride when collectors manage to find a top-rated vintage from a sought-after cult Cabernet producer like Screaming Eagle, Harlan, or BOND.

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Sine Qua Non produces some of the most famous California wines and owns vineyards in many of the state’s most exceptional AVAs.

Famous California Wines: Top AVAs for Fine Wine Collectors

With so many top-quality wines to choose from, it can be difficult for wine collectors and investors to decide which bottles are considered truly the best on the market. In this guide to famous California wines, you’ll learn who the most renowned producers are in each of California’s highest-ranked AVAs. These wines are famous for a reason, and every collector should know the names of these extraordinary AVAs and wineries.

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One of the finest cult wines, Napa Valley’s Harlan Estate, frequently receives top scores from critics, which is one of many reasons why so many collectors seek it out.

Cult Wines of Napa — Why Wine Collectors Choose these Exclusive Fine Wines

When it comes to cult wines, Napa Valley is the most lauded region in the world. This area of northern California is where the term “cult wine” originated and it’s home to some of the most praised and valuable cult wine labels in history. You may be wondering why exactly these wines have such recognition among critics and collectors. The answer is simple: they are rare, valuable, age-worthy, high in quality, and consistently rank near the top of the most traded wines on the market.

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Cult wine prices are based on a number of factors, including the rarity of the wine and its projected market value.

Cult Wine Price: Understanding the Value of Cabernet Sauvignon

In this guide to cult wine prices, you’ll not only learn what you can expect to pay for a bottle of fine cult wine but also why these wines consistently perform so well on the market. With this understanding, you’ll have all of the information you need to select the best wines for your collection or start a cult wine investment that you can use to plan for the future.

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To find the best new wines to collect this year, consider offerings from renowned Bordeaux and Burgundy producers as well as top-rated wines from California and Chile.

Your Cellar in 2022: Find the Best New Wines to Collect This Year

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -Louis Roederer -Krug -Dominus -Château Montrose -Château Léoville Poyferré Now that a new year is upon us, it’s the perfect time to refresh your collection with some exciting wines. This year, there are dozens of top-quality vintages to get excited about, from well-known Old-World estates to up-and-coming New-World producers. In this…

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Aubert wine rating

Aubert Wine Ratings: The Producer’s Best Vintages

Mark Aubert’s winery first sprang into existence from California’s rich soils in 1999, and ever since, Aubert Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines have been climbing steadily higher in professional and public opinion, like grapevines reaching for the sun. Of course, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are the state’s most prolifically planted varieties. With so many other notable California producers specializing in similar wines—Peter Michael, Williams Selyem, and Donum among them—what is it about Aubert wines that merits an ever-growing waiting list just to join the winery’s mailing list?

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Kistler makes high-quality Sonoma Chardonnay

What Is the Top-Rated Sonoma Chardonnay?

You don’t have to travel to Burgundy to find complex white wines with distinctive minerality and finesse. California’s northern Sonoma Coast is home to some of the most reputable Chardonnay producers in the world. Unlike most New-World Chardonnay, which is typically rich and buttery, top-rated Sonoma Chardonnay leans toward an elegant, acidic, and earthy profile. These wines have compelling notes of crisp green apple, refreshing citrus, racy acidity, brine, and wet stone—flavors and aromas that develop even greater depth with age.

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Hearty dishes make perfect Napa Cabernet food pairings as they complement these powerful, concentrated wines.

The Best Napa Cabernet Food Pairings

If you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing food and wine pairing, it’s hard to go wrong with Cabernet Sauvignon from California’s Napa Valley. Many of these wines are powerful, high in alcohol, and fruit-forward, balanced by bracing acidity and prominent oak. The finest Napa Valley Cabernet is bold and acidic enough to stand up to the heartiest dishes but also complex and interesting enough to serve on its own or with simple hors d’oeuvres. It’s very easy to find a great Napa Cabernet food pairing and there are a few classic pairings every wine enthusiast should try at least once. The foods in this pairing guide will bring out the best flavors in your Cabernet Sauvignon; we’ll also suggest some more unusual pairings that are sure to impress your dinner guests. 

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