Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon


Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

2018 vintage. Great, taut balance between the new school and old school Napa cab worlds. Plenty of delicacies here and there amongst the hurrahs, huzzahs and whispers. Not to be missed. Medium-bodied with both nuance and thrust. 9.17.23. — 5 days ago

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Chateau Montelena

The Montelena Estate Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Needs 2 days to come to life, not a pop & pour even though it’s a CA 2012. Classic wine style on this one — 3 days ago

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Montelena is a really good producer but really loved their mid 80’s through the mid 90’s.

Heitz Cellar

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Decant yes, day 2 no. So delicious. Need more — 3 days ago

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Amazing how great these get when you give them this kind of age vs young!

Hall Wines

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Nariz: mora, ciruela, cereza, cassis, cacao, vainilla, algo de especies y tierra

Boca: Tanino M/M+, Acidez M, Alcohol M+
— 7 days ago

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Beaulieu Vineyard

Private Reserve Georges de Latour Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Very nice mature cab—cherries, a bit of leather and vanilla, mostly resolved structurally — 8 days ago

Iwan, Lyle and 9 others liked this

Caymus Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

So ripe and big. Goes better with dessert than the meal. Huge vanilla oak with sweet berry jam, there is mint dark chocolate, and tannin, cedar on the finish. Overall when I really think about it, this tastes interesting, but there is a sweetness throughout the entire palate that I do not love. There’s an artificial sweetener like flavor. Really interesting. Decanted for 4 hours. — 5 days ago

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Artemis Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

2010 | Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap Wine Cellars; ARTEMIS
(88% Cabernet Sauvignon / 12% Merlot)
Napa Valley; California, USA
(91-93; Drink 2022-32)
Decanted +6H, still unfolding, ~93 nose.
— 20 days ago

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

David T

2007 Phelps…what can I say? I should have waited another 5-7 years for it to be perfect. Palate enters as ripe, lush, ripe, velvety, slightly candied; strawberries, cherries & progresses into blackberries, black raspberries, black plum & stewed plums. The tannins round but still meaty. It glides effortlessly over the palate. Dark berry cola, charcoal, touch of lead pencil, dark, hearty Indian/Asian spices, some pepper cedar, mix of fresh & dry tobacco, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, dark, melted chocolate, mocha powder, caramel notes, anise, dry to slightly moist, dark soils, Rutherford dust, mix of dry, soft herbs, dry crushed, limestone minerals, fresh, dark, red, flowers framed in violets/lavender for days, perfect, round, acidity with an incredibly well blended fruit & earth, nice tension and a beautiful finish that lasts minutes. I need another well stored bottle of 07 in 5-7 years. Velvet wrapped in silk. Phelps Napa is so incredible at 15-20 years of age regardless of vintage. This would be closer to 20-22 years plus. Just an hour decant. Might have been better w/ 3 hours or a second day bottle.

Happy Labor Day weekend from Chateau Isbel.
— 20 days ago

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1995

1995 vintage. Decanted and tasted after 1 hour. Still, big nose and frontal palate. Dwindles somewhat in the closing chapters. Fairly harmonious and alive for the majority of another decade. Feel there could be some bottle variation here so wouldn’t surprise me if someone posted a 9.2-9.4 tomorrow. S’life. 9.20.23. — 2 days ago

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Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Such a beautiful cab, everything one is looking for in Napa. Deep ruby/purple. Dark ripened fruit with oak and vanilla aromas. Some coffee and dark chocolate. It’s bold and smooth with beautifully balanced acidity and medium tannins. Good, long finish. — 17 days ago

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