#2 Whitehall Lane Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Whitehall Lane is a small, family-owned winery in Napa Valley’s historic Rutherford appellation. Purchased in 1993 by Tom Leonardini, the Whitehall Lane Estate remains in his family to this day. The winery came with excellent vineyard sites and a bountiful reputation for making world class level Napa Valley red wines. In the wine market these days it’s hard to find a “real” Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon estate wine for less than $50. Challenge accepted and completed. The most recent offering of the Whitehall Lane Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 is nothing short of spectacular in our opinion. Balanced with excellent fruit concentration, this wine offers fresh blackberries, baked berry pie, pencil shavings, and a touch of licorice. Youthful, concentrated tannins were the aim here for the class. The sensation of tannin is easily described with a young Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and the Whitehall Lane did not disappoint us. A real stunner at the price.