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Killer Drop by 689 Cellars 2018

America, California Wine
Killer Drop by 689 Cellars

One sip and you will understand why this is one killer drop of wine.

Country America
Region California Wine
Appellation California
Winery Submission by 689 Cellars
Vintage 2018
Color Red
Varietal(s) 56% Grenache, 29% Syrah and 15% Petite Sirah
¥4,180  (incl. tax)

One sip and you will understand why this is one killer drop of wine.

Country America
Region California Wine
Appellation California
Winery Submission by 689 Cellars
Vintage 2018
Color Red
Varietal(s) 56% Grenache, 29% Syrah and 15% Petite Sirah
Production

Viticulture

2018 brought moderate and cooler temperatures, providing a nice long growing season and allowing grapes to ripen evenly allowing for a relaxed harvest. The 2018 release of Killer Drop brings together fruit from several distinct growing areas of Northern California: Napa Valley, Mendocino, Sonoma, Sierra Foothills, and Lodi. Each region contributes unique characteristics to the final blend, with it all coming together to create an expressive wine with multiple layers of complexity and balance.

Vinification

Aged for 10 months in French Oak, 30% new

Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Deep purple-black, Killer Drop comes bounding out of the glass with notes of baked blackberries, blueberry pie, and tilled earth with hints of tobacco and espresso. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is incredibly fresh, elegant, and polished, showing plenty of power and energy in the midpalate. The wine is soft and beautifully textured with ripe, velvety tannins; it has an invigorating freshness and a long, multi-layered finish of red berry and black cherry fruit.

Winery

Winery Description

Submission is the newest edition to the 689 Cellars portfolio, a joint venture between The Premier Wine Group, a well known marketing agent specializing in North Coast wines from Napa and Sonoma and long-time Napa winemaker, Kent Rasmussen.

It is said in Chinese culture that the numbers SIX EIGHT & NINE are considered to be lucky or positive numbers. The owners of SIX EIGHT & NINE cellars have traveled through the Far East and experienced this to be true. The winery is named after these numbers in respect for and in tribute to the positive forces each represents. Similar to the interwoven numbers in the logo, the wines reflect separate elements coming together into one balanced and harmonious whole. The number “6” in Chinese culture represents happiness or fluidity. It allows us to flow through life with positive thoughts and energy and is also associated with luck and success in the business world. The number “8” in Chinese culture represents wealth or prosperity. The perfect symmetry of the number implies limitless possibilities and evokes balance and enlightenment. The number “9” in Chinese culture represents longevity or eternity. Traditionally associated with emperors, the largest single digit is believed to be the luckiest of numbers and inspires harmony and balance in life.

689 Cellars takes the meaning of cost performance to an extreme. Their connections with outstanding growers across California provide them with outstanding quality grapes that truly stand a cut above the norm. For quality this high, many would expect it could only come from high end AVAs. Submission is a testament to fine quality of grapes found not only in Napa and Sonoma but also Paso Robles and Monterey too. While others might cut costs by using more stainless-steel aging and less new oak, this wine boasts 30% new French oak at an unbelievable price.

 

Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Bottle Size 85x298
Case Size 360x280x300
Alcohol 14.5%
Product Code SE181446
UPC 019962116100