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Discover the Essence of Napa Valley in Every Sip As the summer heat begins to shift and the air turns crisp, we’re delighted to unveil a selection of wines that capture the very essence of fall. Napa Valley, known for its stunning vistas and world-class winemaking, has brought forth three exceptional bottles that will undoubtedly enrich your autumn moments.

Noctus Red Blend by Modus Operandi Cellars Crafted with precision and passion, the Noctus Red Blend embodies the soul of Napa Valley. A symphony of Bordeaux varietals, this wine envelops the palate with deep notes of black cherries, velvety chocolate, and a whisper of smoky oak. Its robust character is the perfect companion to hearty fall dishes and cozy gatherings by the fireplace.

Okapi Cabernet Sauvignon The Okapi Cabernet Sauvignon is a testament to the elegance of Napa’s terroir. With grapes meticulously selected from prime vineyards, this wine presents a harmonious balance of dark fruits, gentle spices, and a touch of vanilla. Its lingering finish is an invitation to relish the beauty of the season, making it an impeccable choice for those autumn evenings.

Double Eagle by Grieve Winery Double Eagle by Grieve Winery is the embodiment of a breathtaking Napa sunrise. This meticulously aged Cabernet Sauvignon enchants with its layers of blackberry, cassis, and a nuanced hint of tobacco. As you uncork this bottle, let its rich complexity transport you to the heart of Napa’s vineyard-laden landscapes.

Fall Exclusive Offer: Embrace the Napa Valley Experience Indulge in the allure of Napa Valley with our exclusive fall offer. Purchase a selection of these exquisite wines and receive a complimentary virtual tasting experience with a sommelier from each respective winery. Immerse yourself in the stories, flavors, and craftsmanship that define Napa’s winemaking heritage

Member’s Corner: A Taste of Fall Luxury We’re thrilled to showcase the vibrant community of Top Flight Wine Club members who have been sharing their fall wine experiences. Thank you for being part of our community.

September 2023 Wine Features

2019  Grieve Family Wines Double Eagle Red Wine

Why We Love This Wine:

Located in Napa’s remote Lovall Valley, a small, elevated growing region noted for its uniquely cool climate, Grieve Family Wines blends distinct viticulture with masterful winemaking to produce Bordeaux-style wines of exquisite site expression and stylistic integrity. The winery produces two labels, the Grieve Family Estate Wines, exclusively from their Lovall Valley estate vineyard, and the Grieve Family Double Eagle wines, a proprietary blend of estate fruit and grapes from premier Napa Valley sites, named for vintner David Grieve’s golf passion.

Sommelier Tasting Notes:

The 2019 vintage of our Double Eagle Red made by Philippe and Maayan was produced from grapes sourced from two very exclusive vineyard sites in St. Helena and Oakville. The grapes were vinified individually by block to maximize the individual character of each vineyard in the final blend. The lots were fermented in stainless steel tanks with an average of 22 days on the skins before aging for 18 months in French oak. The final blend displays the rich, fruit-driven character that is the signature of our select valley-floor sites.

2019 Modus Operandi Noctus Red Wine Napa Valley

Why We Love This Wine:

Jason Moore, winemaker and owner, is becoming a close friend and frequent placeholder in our wine club selections. He continues to produce brilliant wines and has burst onto the scene by receiving scores from a variety of wine critics.

Sommelier Tasting Notes:

(75% Syrah, 25% Malbec) This Syrah blend is located in the heart of Carneros at Hyde Vineyards, and sits in the coolest region of Napa Valley influenced by the Petaluma Gap. Morning fog and cool breezes in the afternoons allow for warm days and cool nights resulting in a long growing season. Through years of extensive research and experimentation, Larry Hyde has planted a unique variety of clones while carefully orienting the row directions to suit the rolling hills. His tireless work has resulted in a tapestry of vineyard blocks with over ten different varietals planted covering the unique terroir of Hyde Vineyards.

2014 Okapi Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Why We Love This Wine:

Jungle Love Vineyard is just 1.7 acres of creative trellising (“divided bilateral”) and smart design by Mike Nuñez, Okapi Vineyard Manager, to allow close planting and optimal sun exposure. This allows them to hand-cultivate 2000 vines of three different clones in a small space. They belong to the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, known as the “sweet spot” of the valley between cool Carneros and the intense heat upvalley.

Sommelier Tasting Notes:

A Napa powerhouse Cabernet Sauvignon, the Jungle Love Vineyard is defined by alluring aromas of milk chocolate, graphite, blueberries, flint, blackberries, fresh pastry, and raspberry syrup. The palate is amazingly dense and welcoming with juicy, sweet, black cherry, dusted cinnamon, and black currants leading to a long and elegant finish.

Be sure to visit our wine shop to discover these wines and many more like them. If you’re interested in learning, venture over to our “regional focus” tab and learn more about the wine regions these great wines come from.

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