FREEZE!! Stop, seriously, and BEHOLD what we have today. You only need 30 seconds to LOCK IN this brain-melting deal on a Napa Valley classic --- just…crazy!! Nearly 60% OFF, Diamond Mountain Cab!! VON STRASSER! We can hardly believe it ourselves…
We’re telling you --- it’s good to be locals. Like getting an inside tip on, well, anything, if we love the wine, we do everything we can to make a deal and...BOOM! Deal done. WOW! Von Strasser has been named “Winery of the Year” by Wine and Spirits 14 (fourteen!) times. They are well-known (and have been for decades) as producers of dead-serious, powerful, masculine, long-lived Cabernets from atop Diamond Mountain. Winewriter Steve Pitcher called them “an elephant on a tightrope”, referring to their HUGE structure but elegant, fine finish.
Still reading? You got some, right? You saw that price? Cool. Just makin’ sure.
The 3-acre Post vineyard was planted in 1992 by Rudy Von Strasser and in this vintage it is a showoff --- big smoky, tobacco, baking spice nose, with black currant, silky black cherry fruit, deep and concentrated. Powerful, yes, but the mouthfeel is silky for such a young mountain wine, and it finishes with toasted French oak, that currant again, and toasted spices. FANTASTIC! Classic! Absolutely melon-twisting price -- we can hardly believe it!!
PLEASE move quick on this -- very little to be had!! Wow! Von Strasser!
This wine offers aromas of dark fruit (blueberry and blackberry) and leather, with flavors of licorice, coffee, pomegranate and subtle earthy undertones.
Country: United States
Region: Napa Valley
Appellation: Diamond Mountain District
Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 15% Malbec
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard: Post Vineyard
Winemaker: Rudy von Strasser
Aging/Cooperage: 100% French Oak, 50% New Barrels, 22 months
About The Producer
Rudy von Strasser’s entrance into winemaking came in a serendipitous way. He had just graduated with an agricultural degree from the University of New Hampshire (1980), with a goal of sparking a modern hard-cider industry in New England; after all he wrote his senior thesis on hard-cider production. Rudy thought that he could learn the necessary skills by working for a year in the California wine industry. After a year spent at Robert Mondavi Winery, the wine bug had been firmly planted and Rudy took the obvious next step: he enrolled at the famed Enology program at U.C. Davis, and graduated in 1985 as a trained winemaker.
Rudy’s passionate interest in Cabernet Sauvignon lead him to discover a family connection to Eric de Rothschild, and he wrote a letter asking to do an internship at Chateau Lafite-Rothschild. Each year the Chateau had been hiring an intern from the French winemaking program at Montpellier. Thinking that two minds are better than one, Mr. Rothschild invited Rudy to work for the 1985 harvest as their first American intern. Upon completion, Rudy returned to Napa Valley in the spring of 1986 and became the enologist at Trefethen Winery and Vineyards. In 1988, he became the assistant winemaker in charge of production at Newton Vineyards in St. Helena.
Shortly after their marriage in 1989, Rudy and Rita von Strasser set out looking for a vineyard property to serve as a home for their future family as well as future brand. Having already developed a deep passion and talent for producing Cabernet Sauvignon, Rudy was committed that the property must be in a microclimate blessed with the ability to grow and produce the finest red wines in Napa Valley. Coincidentally, the old Roddis Estate Winery on Diamond Mountain had just been put on the market, and in a bold move, the von Strasser label was born.
From 1990 through 2016, von Strasser Winery made their mark on Napa Valley with their Diamond Mountain District Cabernets. Not only did Rudy spearhead the effort to turn Diamond Mountain District into a distinct AVA (American Viticultural Area), he assembled a core of the AVA’s best vineyards to partner with. On top of his Estate Vineyard, he has made vineyard designated wines from Sori Bricco Vineyard, Spaulding Vineyard, Post Vineyard, Agira Vineyard, Diamond Terraces Vineyard, Rainin Vineyard and Vineyard 2131. Over this period, he achieved unparalleled success as a Cabernet producer. Von Strasser Winery was named Wine and Spirits Magazine Winery of the Year for an unbelievable 13 times over this span.
Starting in 2017, von Strasser is making another bold move by relocating their winery and expanding their labels. In late 2015, von Strasser Winery added Lava Vine Winery to their portfolio. Lava Vine, a small Calistoga winery, is known for its ‘alternative varietal’ portfolio of wines. The facility at Lava Vine is currently being expanded to include an ultra-modern fermentation and barrel aging building. The Lava Vine brand already has a loyal following thanks to their great wines and friendly tasting room. Over the next few years, Rudy will slowly expand the Lava Vine brand to focus on Pinot Noir, Grenache, Petite Sirah and Grüner Veltliner. However do not be surprised when offered a taste of Verdehlo, Tempranillo, charbono, or old-vine Zinfandel, and many other treats. And of course, Rudy will also continue to make his world class Von Strasser label single vineyard cabernet sauvignons.
Blue cheese burgers, filet mignon, lamb, cheeses, such as Gorgonzola.