Is Caldwell a cult wine? I personally don't buy into the whole cult wine fad. Last year I was fortunate enough to be able to partake in a blind tasting of wines commonly referred to as 'cult wines' - Bond, Harlan, Phelps, etc., all 2002 Cabernet Sauvignons. My favourite was a David Arthur Elevation 1147. I'm a bit of an 'emperors new clothes' type person, so I'm usually not easily influenced by the opinions of others. To me, the David Arthur was simply the best of the bunch because I was assessing it with my taste buds, nobody else's.
Rocket Science is great if you like a particular brand of humour paired with your wine. Admittedly, it was a rather nice quaffing wine once it opened up, albeit a little young right now. In the end, I was just left feeling sorry for the poor retailer who is trying to merchandise this wine, on it's side, in a bin. The angled sides of this bottle would make it rocket right out onto the floor, whoosh!
To quote Colin McPhail of Larkmead Vineyards, "Less cult, more cultivation". With that being said, I'm launching myself out into the vineyard.