Chiles Valley, Napa Valley

Penfolds

Bin 704 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing black currants, cooked plums, cherries, cedar, vanilla, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, spices, light earth and peppercorn.

Medium on the finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This young Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, is easy drinking and good right out of the bottle. Much better after a couple of hours in the decanter, though.

Smooth and elegant with a nice mouthfeel. A very nice sipping wine.

Robert Parker 94 points.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 8 years.

Good by itself or with food, like BBQ Meats. I paired it with a charcuterie board.

Aged in French oak barrels (40% new).

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$70.
— 2 days ago

Shay, Sharon and 23 others liked this

Kongsgaard

The Judge Napa Valley Chardonnay 2019

“Perfectly rounded” was what first came to mind when I drank this. Rich and opulent, yet incredibly seamless. Even in its youth, the mealy and creamy vanilla oak character did not feel out of place, especially against the preserve-like fruits ranging from lemons to apricots. Expectedly long with a dense glycerol-like texture, savoury finish, and energising acidity. Not typically a style that I’d rave about, but credit where credit’s due, the concentration, texture, and oak quality were all remarkable. CW even went so far to say that it was Monty-like, and I’m certain he isn’t the first nor last person to make such a claim. However, we too noted that the warmth and lack of verticality in structure was a dead giveaway of its Napa origin. A contemplative wine of great presence at this point, but probably needs another decade or more to be truly digestible. — 11 days ago

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William Hill Estate Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

ESF
9.1

Showed much better than previous note: inky, generous blackberry, mocha, tobacco leaf, black cherry, cassis on nose, with herbs & pepper accents - impressive complexity on the aromatics for sure… big fat mid-palate in need of sturdier tannins. Kinda fell over all the place, but in a delicious decadent way. — 15 hours ago

Eric, Tom and 7 others liked this

Titus

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Deep purple, almost Inky in color, with a short reddish rim.

Strong nose of black currants, black plums, blueberries, oak, licorice, spices, coffee, dark chocolates, vegetables and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs spices, dark chocolates, coffee, earth and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 3 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley is starting to drink nicely, although still young.

Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Big, rich, fruit forward and spicy.

Needed a couple of hours in the decanter to open up. Will be better in 3 years, and will age nicely in the next 7 to 10 years.

Good by itself or with food, and will pair very nicely with a nice piece of steak.

A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7.5% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot and 4.5% Malbec.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$55.
— 4 days ago

Severn, Sharon and 20 others liked this

Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 4% Petite Verdot & 4% Cabernet Franc, aged for 17 months in 56% new French oak, deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits, oak and sweet spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry, cherry and currants with tobacco and herb spice. Tannins are a bit chewy, long finish ending with fruit, oak, spice and herb mineral character. Nice! — 4 days ago

Alex, Andrew and 4 others liked this

Silver Oak

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

From a 5 Bordeaux grape blend: 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12.6% Merlot, 3.6% Cabernet Franc, 2.4% Petit Verdot & 0.4% Malbec, aged 24 months French oak, 84% new, Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe dark fruits, cedar and floral spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry, ripe cherry and currants with notes of mushroom, herbs, pepper spice and earthy notes. Fine big sweet soft tannins, long finish ending with cacao, smoky oak, fruit and mineral tang. Very nice, aging well, but time will reward! — 7 days ago

Eric, Daniel P. and 8 others liked this

Monticello Vineyards (Corley Family)

Monticello Vineyards Estate Grown Merlot Merlot 2015

Deep plum in the glass with a wide brim. The nose is a bit shy upon opening with just a bit of blueberry and soil at first. With a nice long decant it starts to blossom. Raspberry jam and cherry soda with a hint of vanilla. There’s some figs and herbs with a streak of dark chocolate to boot.

Dare I say it? A Merlot for Cab lovers. But not in the bad way. It’s smooth and warmly pleasant Merlot that really takes the edge off of being a customary Big and Bold Napa red. Smooth and mellow and the alcohol never becomes a problem. The palate is the star here with such lively, lovely fruit along with oak and earthy elements. A definite winner.
— 7 days ago

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Stags' Leap Winery

The Investor Napa Valley Red Blend 2017

Blend of 37% Merlot, 30% Petite Sirah, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Malbec, aged for 20 months (Petite Sirah in American Oak-25% new) & (Bordeaux varieties in French oak 35% new), deep Ruby with aromas of ripe black fruits, spice and sweet notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, black cherry and currants with baking spice, vanilla oak and cacao notes. Fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit, floral, cacao and vanilla oak. Tasting well now, good for another 5+ years in cellar. — 3 days ago

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Flora Springs

Soliloquy Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Light golden in color with a yellow tint.

Strong nose of gooseberry, limes, grapefruits, light earth, green apples, spices, grass and light sea salt.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, bitter herbs, light vegetables, light tropical fruits, spices, earth and white pepper.

Long finish with light almonds and spices.

This is a delicious Sauvignon Blanc based blend from Napa Valley.

Easy drinking and good by itself or with food. Has a light creamy feel, which is very enjoyable.

Nicely balanced and tangy, with a soft mouthfeel.

Showing nice complexity, which you don't usually see at this young age. I can see it getting even better in the next 3 years.

I had it all by itself by the pool.

A blend of 73% Sauvignon Blanc, 12% Chardonnay and 13% Malvasia. Aged for 7 months in used French oak barrels. A small production of 600 cases.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$60.
— 11 days ago

Severn, Sharon and 19 others liked this

Prothro

Signature Release Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Prothro Family Wines Signature Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Napa Valley, California

It is time for my
#FridayCabernetfix. Here is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon.

Deep purple/ ruby in color with a wide purplish rim.

Pretty nose of wildflowers, blackberries, blueberries, cedar, coffee, vanilla, tobacco, dark chocolates, pencil lead, light earth, dried fruits, diet coke, dried meats and peppercorn.

Full bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, cooked cherries, black currants, light tobacco, earth, herbs, spices, cedar, licorice, light vanilla and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Fruit forward with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Still young, but already enjoyable, even by itself. Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

A good quality wine with the potential to become a 95+ point wine.

Rich, yet elegant. Spicy and entertaining.

Good right out of the bottle, and better with airtime. I decanted it for 3 hours.

Easy to drink by itself, and good with food too. Will pair nicely with a nice piece of steak.

A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon with Petit Verdot, Merlot Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Aged in Oak barrels for 22 months. A tiny production of only 600 bottles.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$75.
— 12 days ago

Ted, Romain and 12 others liked this