Sailor's Grave Napa Valley Cabernet 201 8. The inspiration behind this wine is a man by the name of Byron. A Wisconsin native born in the early 1920's, he left the farm at the age of 15 in search of a better life. Falsifying documents and lying about his age, he joined the Merchant Marines and traveled around the world visiting exotic ports.Byron embraced the sailor lifestyle and subsequently the tattoos that showed as a badge of honor. With each new port, a new experience and a new tattoo. He helped aid the Allied forces in WWII and, at times, was forced to sail through enemy waters to reach their port. Those who survived spent five days adrift at sea before being rescued.
The name Sailor's Grave was a common tattoo that sailors got, not knowing if they would return home from sea. In Byron's case, the tattoos are not only a roadmap of past adventures, but symbolize the struggles and hardships he underwent in a life that few could imagine and even fewer have experienced. Byron was a man driven by exploration and discovery. He shares these experiences through his tattoos which we are happy to capture with this wine, Sailor's Grave. Barrel-aged for 21 months in a combination of new and seasoned French oak.
The 2017 Sailors Grave is expressive from the start, with aromas of bright cherry, ripe melon, star anise, and Chinese five spice powder. In the mouth, the wine is lush with juicy flavors of ripe blackberries, dark chocolate, and freshly roasted coffee. The lingering finish is of richly toasted fine French oak.Showcase this crowd-pleaser next to filet mignon, served with buttered mashed potatoes and pan roasted asparagus. To bring out its best side now, decant this wine before drinking, and cellar properly to see how this wine evolves over the next decade. Customer comments on their order such as "Please leave on back porch" or "Please leave at front door" will be ignored due to age requirements. We reserve the right to ask for proof of identity before processing an order. Title to the wine you order passes to you as soon as it leaves our doors; it is up to you to know the relevant laws in your state. Please be aware that someone over the age of 21 must be available to sign for the package. By arranging for transportation of the wine, YiannisWine is providing a service to, and acting on behalf of the purchaser. We will hold any order upon request. If you have any questions, please message us or call customer service directly at 757-463-WINE (9463). We're happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about placing your order. Thank you for visiting Yiannis Wine! The item "Sailor's Grave Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 12 BOTTLES" is in sale since Friday, September 16, 2016. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Food & Beverages\Alcohol & Alcohol Mixers\Wine". The seller is "yianniswine" and is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.