Punch Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon is made by a small group of Napa Valley artisans whose careers were built producing top-rated wines for prestigious vintners. We got used to sipping from the golden chalice, all in a day’s work – reserve blending trials, “aging checks” of library vintages, and of course comparative tastings of Napa Valley’s best. To monitor quality in more real life settings – like our back decks – we raided the occasional bottle from the QC lab. Or better yet, from the “secret” Public Relations stash. Then, we traded our booty with friends at other wineries. Yet, we could not afford to buy the wines we created!
Oneday, in an oddly practical moment, we realized, “Hey, why not use our know-how and insider network to make a great wine that we and our friends can actually buy.” The “who’s who” of some of our group must remain a trade secret, but here we are… Punch Vineyards. For our mascot, we chose Punch the California Grizzly. We like to think of him as tough but playful – with an uncanny sense of taste.
Our goal is to make the best Cabernet Sauvignon we can that is affordable for an average Saturday night. Punch Cab is a smart choice, offered by industry insiders, utilizing hush-hush vineyard gems and savvy winemaking. Our business plan is simple: we’ve been around the block. If we like it, you probably will, too.
While supply lasts.
“Punch might just be one of the best-kept secrets in California wines.” - Uncorked Monthly, 6.28.14
“Lee is the driving force behind Punch Vineyards, a winery with two diametrically opposed goals:
- Produce outstanding Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
- Produce affordable Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
He has succeeded at both.” - The Wine Snark, 8.25.14
“Imagine drinking some of Napa’s best Cabernet Sauvignon without spending a small fortune... Punch Vineyards” - Boozehounds, 8.12.14
First Consumer Reviews:
"Opened a bottle, decanted for an hour, drinking now. WONDERFUL!! " - Michael, Brentwood, TN
“We poured your 2012 alongside two $100 Napa Cabs. Punch tied for first. Congratulations again.” – Charles, Los Angeles, CA
"Now I'm down to 10.... Looks like I'm in for several cases.....damn good!" – Al, Napa, CA
"Thumbs up! Perfect with our tri-tip BBQ this evening." – Kelly, San Carlos, CA