Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Hundred Acre Vineyard

Kayli Morgan Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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Dark ruby in color with a brick rim.

Beautiful nose of blueberries, blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, mint, espresso, earth, spices, black pepper, light vegetables, eucalyptus and pencil lead.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, black plums, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, spices, tobacco leaf, chocolates, coffee, green olives, peppercorn, earth, black tea, light vegetables and herbs.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 13 year old Cabernet Sauvignon is drinking very nicely now, although still young.

Gentle, elegant and tasty. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Nicely balanced with lots of fruits.

Tastes very much like a good quality left bank Bordeaux. Loved the nose here.


Will continue age nicely in the next 15 years. Would be nice to revisit it again in 5 years, as I see it becoming even better.

This Single Vineyard is a delicious wine that needs time to open up properly. I gave it 4 hours in the decanter.

Robert Parker 96 points.

Thank you Sonny for sharing this with me.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good with food. Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats. I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$600 (current vintage).
— 2 days ago

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Seavey Vineyard

Caravina Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Decanted 7 hours and then poured back into the bottle before service, 4 hours later. No formal notes. The 2019 “Caravina” is showing classic notes of black currants, tobacco, and baking spices with a gentle touch of vanilla. The finish is dry with significant structure. Already lovely with extended exposure to air, I’m looking forward to following the evolution of this wine for the next 10-15+ years. This remains one of Napa’s best values. — 11 days ago

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1881 Napa

Honoring Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Harvested from vineyards across Napa Valley, deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruits, spice and sweet notes. On the palate flavors of black cherry, plum and blackberry with licorice, vanilla and cacao. Fine integrated tight tannins, medium+ finish ending with fruit, spice and mineral character. — 7 days ago

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Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1982

Medium-dark purple color, dark fruits (cassis, dark berry) still pretty youthful with loads of tannic structure, this wine may last longer than me, from the early days when I understand this cuvée had press wine in it, I just wish my dear friend George was still here to share this with me!! — 4 days ago

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Greer

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Shay A
9.5

My first Greer to open. I had a glass of the 2011 2-3yrs ago and loved it, which prompted me to sign up. Borders Scarecrow’s JJCohn vineyard. Very Rutherford, and very 2015 (concentration to the max; a nice marriage of 2014’s open/sexy profile and 2016’s structured/serious profile). I double decanted this back to the bottle for an hour, and then back to the decanter for the remaining four hours.

Aaron Pott made, and very much in his style. Purple in the glass, and a high toned mix of red, blue and black fruits on the nose. A definite sweetness aromatically but in no way offputting. Behind the wall of ripe fruit is bright potpourri, bitter dark cocoa shavings, espresso and a mineral-earthy note.

The palate was much more compact. The fresh squeezed fruits continued but there was a darker core. Towards the end of the four hours, the profile started showing layers of violets, red and black currant, graphite, and high percentage dark chocolate. Excellent acidity and fine grained tannins on the finish.

For me, this falls in the “elegant” category. I could have simply smelled the wine all evening as the aromatics were intoxicating. On the young side, but I imagine this improves over the next 3-5yrs and becomes an even better bottle. Decant 3-4hrs or hold.
— 3 days ago

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Araujo Estate

Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Tried this magnum wine about a year ago and now again this Mother’s Day— what a treat! A brilliant ruby red and with some bricking. Black cherry fruit, cassis, perfume and vanilla on the nose stand out followed by scents of cinnamon and eucalyptus. Taste — Smooth and juicy with fruit definitely present still. Initial flavors of cherry and plum, currants and milk chocolate sit on the palate with earthy notes of rock, herbs and espresso adding to its long finish. A wonderful Mother’s Day wine gift from my husband! — 11 days ago

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Roots Run Deep Winery

Bound + Determined Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Deep Ruby with aromas of dark red fruits, floral and herb perfume spice notes. On the palate flavors of plum and blackberry with nutty spice and cedar notes. Medium length, firm tannins, ok balance ending with oak and pepper spice. Its good now! — 3 days ago

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Myriad Cellars

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

I’d never have guessed this was brought up in 100% new oak! If I hadn’t been in the midst of a big event swimming in wine, I’d have picked the brain of winemaker @Mike Smith more on the details and would have a longer tasting note….what I can say is that it was totally gorgeous. Makes me say yessss Napa Cab yesss I see you here. — 4 days ago

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Mike is a sweetheart of a guy … and makes big wines … I like him more than I like his wines
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@Joshua Fisher he’s so nice! I enjoyed both the conversation and the wines:)

Plumpjack

Estate Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

Paul K
9.3

I remember loving this the last time I had it (August ‘19). Still lovely. Not as juicy as previous notes. Still Blackberry, blueberry, and vanilla. Less fruity than I remember but that makes sense. Black olive / almost iodine blew off in an hour replaced by pencil shavings. There is a molasses quality to this I associate with the ‘13 Roy estate and ‘13 Roy Cor Leonis. A ‘13 thing? This wine makes me think of a song by Black Keys - Thickfreakness for some reason. Look it up you’ll thank me. — 6 days ago

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Definitely a hedonistic style wine. Love the Black Keys!
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@Shay A saw them in concert a few years ago and it was incredible!

Clos du Val

Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1992

Greg Ballington
9.2

Perfect wine to celebrate the wife’s birthday this last week. Medium garnet red and clear in appearance. Well rounded nose with truffles, damp earthiness, cherries and some black berries. Medium tannins (5.5/10), balanced acidity and medium plus body. Balanced palate with tobacco, leather, earthiness, black plums and cherries. Long finish. Drink till 2027. — 10 days ago

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