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Erikson & Caradin Proprietary Red Archer & Thorn Napa Valley 2019  - Invino

Erikson & Caradin Proprietary Red Archer & Thorn Napa Valley 2019

Proprietary Blends  |  US


93-point proprietary reds from Napa that are under $30? Those are pretty rare, even for us…but tack on a rockstar winemaker whose resume includes Chateau Petrus… and a mind-melting 66% OFF the retail?!?! What madness is this?

After his stint in Bordeaux at the incomparable Chateau Petrus, winemaker Kevin Morrissey continued honing his craft in Napa Valley, with primo stints at Stags’ Leap, Etude (with his mentor Tony Soter), and Ehlers Estate. That’s the kind of resume that caused Robert Parker to call him a “tour de force in the Napa Valley” and “a master of his craft.” Now, at the helm of a new project, Erikson & Caradin, Kevin is creating some of his best wines yet! We performed some magic of our own and can now offer it to you for the unbeatable price of $30. Did we mention the winery sells it for $90? SIXTY DOLLARS OFF?!? That’s how we do!

This 68% cabernet, 22% merlot, and 10% petite sirah blend is deeply concentrated, elegantly perfumed, and ethereally flavored deliciousness. Expect roasted plum tarts, shaved black truffles, toasted hazelnuts, and spicy black pepper. The tannins are voluptuous yet silky, culminating in an effortlessly balanced and harmonious finish. Don’t want to miss this…while it lasts!!!

About the Producer

Erikson & Caradin is a boutique and unique label out of Napa Valley. Their inaugural release was in 2013, they sold every case created on that blockbuster vintage. Since the initial release, they’ve grown from 84 cases to 264 cases, still TINY! Today, they aim to pause, explore, and discover the most modern and discerning methods of winemaking, with no exceptions. Grab ahold of this budding brand and enjoy the fruits of their labor.

93 James Suckling -
Aromas of black cherries, plums, fresh herbs and fresh mint. Medium-to full-bodied with velvety tannins. Succulent black fruit with light dried-citrus character. Earthy herbal notes as well. Best after 2025.

  • Blend68% Cabernet, 22% Merlot, 10% Petite Sirah
  • WinemakerKevin Morrisey
  • CountryUS
  • RegionCalifornia North Coast
  • AppellationNapa Valley
  • VineyardMelrose (Rutherford) & Oak Knoll
  • Alcohol14.5%