It’s hard to imagine life without super heroes. For thousands of years we mortals have told stories of exceptional people with god-like abilities who toil against the evildoers among us. We are entertained and amazed when Superman runs faster than a speeding bullet, Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets, and, at just the right moment, Captain Caveman pulls out a variety of useful objects hidden inside his fur.
However, super heroes are not only special for their supernatural powers. They are remarkable for demonstrating selflessness and self-sacrifice in their fight against villains who are greedy, vengeful, and narcissistic. Bruce Wayne could have lived a pretty sweet life chillin’ on his yacht with a cocktail. Instead, he devoted his life and vast wealth to battling the bad guys of Gotham city. In this sense, the word “super” means to have physical and mental abilities well beyond the ordinary.
We named our latest arrival “Super Cuvée” (pronounced Koo VAY) because it’s above and beyond your average wine. The word “Cuvée” is derived from the French word “cuve” meaning vat or tank. The word has several uses, but at its core, “Cuvée” simply means a batch of wine. In this case, we’re talking about a particularly good batch. This year’s Super Cuvée is a phenomenal blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from a small Napa Valley winery that regularly receives scores in the mid 90s. The big wine connoisseur in the sky blessed us again when he offered us a selection of barrels from this superstar winery.
Uncork a bottle and you will discover magnificent aromas of savory black cherries and currants combined with fresh herbs and trailing notes of tobacco and vanilla. Its texture is full-bodied but well-rounded with soft edges and a lively dose of bright cherry fruit that unfolds into a mellow finish. Completely drinkable now, it’s also capable of hanging around your cellar or wine fridge for ten years or more.
At one time we all dreamed of being a super hero. To be fast like the Flash, badass like Batman, and pliable like Plastic Man would be so cool. Using our special powers we could protect the powerless, wipe out the wicked, and maybe even help people properly recycle their trash at Whole Foods. It’s fun to dream of the impossible, but thank goodness you don’t have to be a super hero to drink superlative wine. All you need is a desire to not settle for the ordinary.
Until Thursday 9/25/14 at 2PM EST, get 20% off your purchase of any quantity of Lot 95 Super Cuvée in our online store! Do you have a favorite super hero? Let us know in the comments, or on Facebook or Twitter!
And as a special treat – Brett's son Rocky has put together a super-hero super-wine story of his own, about some pretty awesome good guys:
The comic below tells the store of Super Cuvee and Cork Boy battling the immortal enemy of wine – heat! In the end, our heros prevail.