Everything Burly 4-pack Sampler
We at Taylor's Wine Shop love everything Burly. Hank and Bernice McCrorie, owners of Burly, happen to be from Hickory, NC! They have a first class grape growing and wine making team in Napa Valley, and the wines are stunning.
This sampler includes NEW VINTAGES! 1 bottle of each of the current vintage Burly wines. They are gorgeous. Don't take our word for it. Try one of each for yourself!
1. Burly Special Selection 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon - Hank almost kept all of this vintage to himself. For real. It's his favorite. He was nice enough to send us a small amount from his personal stash. This is a one-time deal. As always, Special Selection is from the top barrels of Cabernet from the Simpkins Vineyard in Coombsville, Napa.
2. Burly Simpkins Vineyard 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon -
A striking balance of fruit, and a thick viscous mouth feel, the 2018 Burly Cabernet Sauvignon is truly a remarkable wine that will provide years of enjoyment. Aromas of cassis and black berries meld seamlessly with notes of chocolate, and anise. The rich, plush mouth feel elegantly transforms into sweetness by supple tannins and lovely oak integration. Layered, complex, and lingering, a true wine drinking experience. Wonderful now, this wine will however benefit from further bottle ageing reaching its peak in 5 to 7 years but drinkable for 10 years.
The Simpkins Vineyard is in the Coombsville area just east of the city of Napa. The vineyard, although staying warm and dry, is generally a little cooler than many Napa Valley vineyards and therefore allows more hang-time for the grapes. This brings greater concentration and layering to the finished wine. The vineyard soil is rocky loam which provides good drainage and low nutrient concentration. Under these stresses the vines work hard to produce a limited amount of fruit.3. Burly Sciandri Vineyard 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon -
The Sciandri family has a special place in Hank McCrorie's heart, and they happen to own some absolutely beautiful Cabernet in Coombsville. This is Burly's second vintage of Sciandri Cabernet.
Aromas of dark plum, cassis and anise meld seamlessly with savory dried herbs. The mouth transforms into raspberry sweetness and a mineral note. This palate coating wine has a great toasted oak long finish. Wonderful now, this wine will however benefit from further bottle ageing reaching its peak in 3 to 6 years but drinkable for 10 years.
The Sciandri Vineyard is in the Coombsville area just east of the city of Napa. The 4 acre vineyard, planted with clone 337 has a western exposure that stays cool thru influences of the San Pablo Bay. This allows for long hang time that usually harvests at the end of October. The soil is well drained rocky hillside, primarily Hambright-Rock outcrop complex and Coombs gravelly loam.
4. Burly 2018 Napa Chardonnay - sourced from the Razi vineyard and produces an intense wine with aromas of pineapple and oak. At first swirl, complex oak, vanilla and butter leap from the glass. The palate has rich flavors of lemon and pear which are supported by elegant minerality and lively acidity. The sur lie aging rounds out this wine, creating a broad mid palate and a smooth lingering finish of oak and citrus.