NAPA, Calif., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Robert Parker, "These impressive wines are made in relatively small quantities ranging from 160 to 300+ cases. Winemaker Marco DiGiulio, who did terrific work for some of the Jess Jackson projects, is making the wine at Bounty Hunter Rare Wines. All the fruit comes from either the Beckstoffer To-Kalon or Beckstoffer Dr. Crane vineyards, and I find the Justice- themed names very clever, and the packaging top-flight."
Robert Parker rates thousands of wines each year on a 100-point scale, an explanation of which can be found online at erobertparker.com. A wine that scores between 90 and 100 is "equivalent to an A and is given only for an outstanding or special effort. Wines in this category are the very best produced of their type," and a wine that scores between 80 and 89 is considered "equivalent to a B in school and such a wine, particularly in the 85-89 range, is very, very good; many of the wines that fall into this range often are great values as well." Robert Parker's ratings are among the most widely respected in the industry.
Bounty Hunter Rare Wine & Provisions, a Napa-based fine wine purveyor since 1994, now produces select fine wines with the assistance of Winemaker Timothy Milos. Founder Mark Pope forayed into ultra-premium production with the 2004 Justice Series to augment the existing lines in production; Broken Spur, Pursuit, Tin Star, Ridge Runner, Streamside and Waypoint brands.
"I'm fortunate to get to taste about 5,000 wines a year. I have a good sense of what customers want," says Pope. "We're very pleased to be recognized by The Wine Advocate for the Justice trio."
The Justice Series is a collection of three Cabernet-based wines that reveal the various expressions of Napa Valley's Beckstoffer vineyard properties. The wines include: Blind Justice, a 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon; Poetic Justice, a Bordeaux-inspired blend; and Frontier Justice, a blend that will vary every year, (the '07 version is a blend of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot). The 2006 Justice wines rated 89, 93 and 91 respectively, while the not-yet released '07s garnered 91, 95 and 93+ on The Wine Advocate scoring system.
About Bounty Hunter:
Founded by former pharmaceutical executive Mark Pope, Bounty Hunter Rare Wine & Provisions is a nationally-recognized purveyor of rare wines and luxury lifestyle goods. Based in Napa Valley, Bounty Hunter publishes two catalogs each year focusing on sought-after releases from wineries around the world. In addition to the catalog and website, the company offers 12 different wine clubs ranging from $49.95 monthly to $599.95 quarterly. The Bounty Hunter also operates a critically-acclaimed Wine Bar and Smokin' BBQ restaurant in the heart of downtown Napa.
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