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Yao Ming Family Table Napa Valley 2018  - Invino

Yao Ming Family Table Napa Valley 2018

Red Blends  |  United States

WE93, OB92

Yao Ming was a towering icon in the NBA, not to mention a Chinese national treasure. He fell in love with wine whilst living in the States and started his own label. He used his fame to get access to some of the top vineyards and vintners in Napa Valley, and this gorgeous 93 POINT red blend is the happy result! 

Made from equal parts petit verdot, zinfandel, and syrah, this is a rich, spicy, and structured red blend that achieves impressive balance and a vast array of flavors and nuance. Black cherries, black raspberries, cocoa powder, iron ore, sweet pipe tobacco, and a peppery spice make up just a fraction of the components here, with a fine but persistent tannin structure that bodes a decade-plus of development to come. UNDER $30 makes this a steal not to be missed – a towering, seven-foot-six-inch-tall deal that will dominate the key for years!

Yao Ming’s wines will often fetch thousands of dollars on the black market in China, and having a bottle on your table is considered the ultimate flex as a host – perhaps second only to First Growth Bordeaux. But here in the States, we love this because it is just a unique, and remarkably delicious wine – that we just so happened to get for the best price ANYWHERE! Grab a few of these while we got them – just a treat and a tale all wrapped in one! 

93 Wine Enthusiast -
This is made from equal parts Syrah, Petit Verdot and Zinfandel, with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Soft raspberry fruit is layered around a powerful frame of tannin and oak, the whole sophisticated and structured in style
92 Owen Bargreen -
Deeply concentrated, the 2018 ‘Family Table’ Red Wine displays lovely tobacco leaf and iodine flavors alongside black cherry cordial, mocha and shades of creosote on the palate. Enjoy this outstanding new wine over the next ten to fifteen years. Drink 2021-2033.

  • BlendSyrah, Petit Verdot and Zinfandel, with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionCalifornia
  • AppellationNapa Valley
  • Alcohol14.7%