Cain Vineyard & Winery

Cain Vineyard & Winery

Cain Concept The Benchland Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Deep, deep garnet with light purple flecks. A classic dusty Napa nose consisting of ripe blackberries, cherries, and menthol. Dusty herbs and warm spices. A touch of smoke and stewed plums. Highly expressive.

73/16/7/4 CS/ME/PV/MB from selected premium vineyards from Rutherford, Atlas Peak, and Carneros. Honestly, what else do you need to know? We all know how Cain gets down at this point. Nothing but beautifully crafted wines. Ripe and excessively smooth, there’s enough complexity here to keep you pondering the absurdities of life for hours. Full bodied and insanely graceful, there’s nothing here not to love.

Smooth and elegant entry with plums and smoked tobacco up front. So much juicy red fruit and vanilla. Herbs are plentiful along with spice. Long sumptuous finish. Drinking nicely now but still has miles to go. Really beautiful stuff.
— 2 days ago

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Cain Vineyard & Winery

Cain Cuvée NV11 Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

K L
9.0

Leather and earth. Lighter and easy to drink. Decent for the price and curious to see how the other vintages compare. — a month ago

Matt Dill
with Matt

Schrader Cellars

RBS Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Oh the calamity.....leftover Waygu steak from last night's zoom Cain tasting...had to pop something worthy to go with it!

1.5 hour decant(decent chunky sediment). A majestic inky purplish garnet color. On the nose: a surprisingly subtle nose of dark cherry, spearmint, little blueberry, vanilla oak, graphite, and cedar. Taste: creamy, juicy, full body wine with blackberry, pencil lead, leather, cassis, and a long spiced dark chocolate finish. YUM!!! Drinks well with the decant and should keep going for many years.
— 2 months ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
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Cain Vineyards

Cain Cuvée NV14 Red Blend 2014

K L
9.1

Always a good staple. Definitely drinks younger and could sit more. A bit rough but opened and was smooth. deep dark fruit. — 8 hours ago

Matt Dill
with Matt

Cain Vineyards

NV13 Cain Cuvée Red Blend 2013

K L
9.1

Consistently great! Interesting to taste so close to the other vintages. Definitely a bit younger but still aged nicely. — 20 days ago

Matt Dill
with Matt

Cain Vineyards

NV16 Cain Cuvée Red Blend 2016

Dark fruit, bit of cigar box, some tannins, well balanced not over the top. Nice, — 2 months ago

Cain Vineyard & Winery

Cain Cuvée NV15 Napa Valley Merlot Blend

Pretty good.... not my favorite, but a good choice. — 5 months ago

Cain Vineyards

NV12 Cain Cuvée Red Blend 2012

K L
9.3

Excellent. Very drinkable with lots of deep flavor. Could probably age more but drinks wonderfully. Great value and would get again. — 13 days ago

Matt Dill
with Matt

Cain Vineyard & Winery

Cain Cuvée NV12 Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

K L
9.3

Great as always. Consistently aged well with deep fruit and balance. Earthy and dry but not too dry. — 20 days ago

Matt Dill
with Matt

Cain Vineyard & Winery

Cain Five Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

Cain Five and Waygu strip steak(from Snake River Farms) zoom tasting with Chris Howell(owner of Cain) and Chef Hiro Sone (owner/chef of the former Terra in St. Helena). 2008 vintage and 2013 vintage.

Prior notes apply for the 2008 vintage.

2013 vintage: 1 hour decant (some cloudy sediment). A dark garnet color with a little bricking. On the nose: certain vintages of Cain embrace the Brett on the property, and this is one of em. Some funky barnyard (luv it), plum, pine, tobacco, smoked meat, forest floor, orange peel. Taste: smooth medium plus body wine with plum, pine, currant, coffee, and a bitter chocolate dry medium plus finish. Some tannins still kicking wanting a few more years in the bottle.
— 2 months ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Brenda, Ron and 11 others liked this
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Nice
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

@David L Thanks. Cheers!