Classic Napa

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

David T
9.3

Still one of the best Napa Cabernets for the money. 12 a fruity & very high yield vintage in Napa Valley.

12 is a fruit leaning vintage. It is juicy, ripe, blackberries, black raspberries, black plum pudding, some boysenberries, cedar, medium plus tannins, dry tobacco, leather, dry leaves, expresso, French barrel shavings, sandstone, dark, rich, sweet, turned earth, stems, black, rich, sweet earth, steeped tea, alluvial limestone minerals, baking spices, liquid, dark, red, purple flowers, w/ rainfall acidity and an elegant, rich, fruit driven finish that lasts nearly two-minutes.

12 a vintage to age, but not long age. Lacks the tannins to do what 13, 14 will.

Happy birthday Angela.
— 5 days ago

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The Prisoner Wine Company

The Prisoner Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend

Nice for a steak dinner at a restaurant for a reasonable price. Pop and pour Zinfandel blend. Deep color, fruit and spice aroma. Palate is heavily red Zinfandel with dark berries, plum, and spice - pepper with a hint of nutmeg and vanilla. Balanced tannins and acidity. Short but pleasant finish. — 17 hours ago

Chimney Rock

Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot, and rest Petit Verdot and Malbec all SLD estate fruit, 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. Fine smooth tannins, approachable, long finish ending with fruit, oak, spice and herb mineral character. Nice! Ok — 7 days ago

Joe, Martin and 4 others liked this

Heitz Cellar

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Outstanding juice that’s in a great place but has distance for further cellaring. Deftly balanced even at 14.5% abv. Eucalyptus. Tobacco leaf. With New York strip steaks. — 2 days ago

Tom, Spencer and 5 others liked this
Spencer Fox

Spencer Fox

damn, go off

Heitz Cellar

Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1984

Jonathan’s 40th birthday wine, also 40 years old. Martha’s Vineyard 1984. Another old classic California Cabernet that won’t quit. Good cork, savory and aromatic, a fine old wine indeed! — a month ago

Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2021

I don’t know why it’s taken so long to try this bottling. I have missed out all these years. Clean purity of fruit mild depth at this early age and just plain exciting. Definitely worth the wait — 19 days ago

Ira, Ted and 9 others liked this

Grgich Hills Estate

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Just a baby. Raspberry compote. Blackberry, black currant, licorice, and mocha. Acid, tannin, and fruit working in beautiful harmony.
Alcohol stands out at 14.6% and it’s expensive, which both drop the rating. Organic farming.
— 13 days ago

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Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

Very classic BDX style. The Owner and the winemaker of La Conseillante were convinced drinking Bordeaux left bank — a month ago

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Corison

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

A little muted even after having been double decanted 4 hours earlier, it really needs more cellar time to unfurl. — 15 days ago

Shay, Ira and 1 other liked this
Lee Tian

Lee Tian

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Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Delectable Wine
9.5

The 2012 Opus One is a terrific choice for drinking now. Silky and beautifully perfumed, the 2012 is wonderfully open-knit in this tasting. The purity of the fruit is alluring, There's still a good bit of freshness, too. Naturally, the 2012 reflects the medium-bodied style that is typical of the year, but all the elements are very nicely balanced. Crushed red berry fruit, mint, rose petal, spice and blood orange linger. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2024)
— 13 days ago