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Parker on Yao

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  1. basso

    basso Contributing Member
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    Robert Parker, that is, reviewing Yao Family Wines. I have not had the luxury of tasting them, but the reserve in particular seems worth seeking out.

    consider this a a palate cleanser, after last night.

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    The influx of well-known internationals to Napa Valley to produce wine is symbolic in Yao Ming’s efforts. The world-famous Chinese basketball player is making Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, and reading his back label message there is a humility and candor that I found refreshing for such a bigger than life personality. I tasted three Yao Family Wines cuvees.

    The least expensive offering is the 2010 Napa Crest Proprietary Red. Made from three Bordeaux varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot), it is a tasty, medium-bodied, richly fruity effort with a healthy dark ruby color, good spice, lots of black currant and incense notes, an attractive roundness, and a sensual, seductive personality. Drink it over the next 5-6 years.

    The opaque ruby/purple-colored 2010 Yao Ming Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits attractive aromas of blueberry and blackberry liqueur, licorice and graphite. Seamlessly put together with ripe tannin, nicely integrated wood, acidity and alcohol, a rich, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, no hard edges and a long finish, this is an impressive wine that should drink well for 10-15+ years.

    The 2010 Yao Ming Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon possesses an opaque blue/purple color as well as a gorgeous bouquet of spring flowers, red and black fruits and subtle toasty oak. Full-bodied and impeccably made with beautiful texture, length and richness, it can be drunk now, but will stand the test of time for 15 or more years.

    I am aware of all the arguments that major celebrities lending their names to wines is generally a formula for mediocrity, but that is not the case with Yao Ming. These are high class wines. The two Cabernets are actually brilliant, and the Reserve bottling ranks alongside just about anything made in Napa.

    http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2013/11/robert-parker-calls-yao-mings-2010-cabernet-brilliant/

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  2. benvolio

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    People always did say Yao was a good whiner. :)

    But seriously, good for Yao. Bet it sells like hotcakes in China.
     
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  3. tycoonchip

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    I'll stick to whiskey. Go yao!
     
  4. Carl Herrera

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    Sounds like Yao Ming's wines are better at standing the test of time than his feet.
     
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  5. AvgJoe

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    So the analogy is Yao is big, fine and rich, so is his wine?
     
  6. Angkor Wat

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    So has anyone tried this? And where can I buy a bottle?
     
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  7. johnstarks

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    Don't forget "sensual, seductive personality"

    Didn't know the big man had it in him. Sad that JVG stifled his personality all those years.
     
  8. Brown Juice

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    I'll need to try out Yao's wines.
     
  9. Easy

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    I want vintage Yao Ming.
     
  10. HTown_DieHard

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    Yeeeah.. Go Yao!! :D
     
  11. Panda23

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    which foot are we talkin'
     
  12. basso

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    Ok but what did Tony Parker say about Yao?
     
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    seriously. red wines are really big in china all of a sudden. not sure why but there's a mad demand for it right now, if anyone wants to start a new business overseas or something...
     
  15. Stone Cold Hakeem

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    Did he mention whether or not Yao was a cornball brotha?
     
  16. crossover

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    If the grapes are pressed with Yao's feet, I'd say the quality would be unreliable
     
  17. Old Man Rock

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    Don't quit your day job.

    Okay quit your day job since it's spent posting on here.
     
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    Actually if there's one thing Yao's feet are great at, it's crushing things :(
     
  19. topfive

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    Never thought I'd see Yao Ming in the cellar. ;)
     
  20. basso

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    my offered allocation:

    Yao Ming Family Reserve 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

    $625.00 Per bottle

    Offering Remaining: 6
    Wish Request Limit: 3
    Offered Qty:

    Yao Ming 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

    $150.00 Per bottle

    Offering Remaining: 12
    Wish Request Limit: 6
     

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