Oakville, Napa Valley

Heir Apparent

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Heir Apparent Cellars Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley, California

Dark purple/ inky in color with a short purple rim.

Pretty nose of blackberries, black cherries, licorice, light vanilla, cedar, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, spices, light herbs and pencil lead.

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

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked strawberries, spices, vanilla, tobacco, cedar, leather, dark chocolates, coffee, light earth, vegetables, liquorice and black pepper.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Showing a smooth mouthfeel with nice complexity.

Still very young, but already enjoyable, even by itself. Needs 5 to 7 years to mature properly.

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

Needs 4 hours to open up properly, so give it time.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Merlot.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 9 days ago

Daniel P., Mike and 20 others liked this

Memento Mori

Vine Hill Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Unusual to be drinking a wine this young. Decanted 45min to begin. Nose somewhat muted, though dark fruit and oak are there. Inky purple. Great ripe black and blue fruit. Could still use more time in the air to blend together, but the minerality and earthiness is definitely there to match the fruit. Nice med-long finish. Decanting 2+ hours recommended. — 11 days ago

Vine Hill Ranch

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

What a night- great time with my bride enjoying some@bottles — 17 days ago

Alex, Josh and 5 others liked this

Peter Michael Winery

Au Paradis Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Ming L

Mesmerizing nose of blackcurrant, creme de cassis, violet, cedar, fresh orange peel, cured meat, and forest floor. Gentle and soft on the entry, with parade of flavors echoing the nose. The full body feels deceivingly weightless on the palate, but with great energy and precision. Velvety tannins. The finish lasts for minutes.

Seamless and elegant. Outstanding already at its young age.
— a day ago

Alex, Severn and 7 others liked this


Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Wonderful visit with Alex. The wine is amazing as usual!!!
Thank u
@Alex MacDonald
— 11 days ago

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Estate Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

A last minute wine put in the lineup that did not fit in. Seemed a bit oaky & disjointed. Maybe better in a different venue. — 20 days ago

Shay, Alex and 7 others liked this

Robert Mondavi Winery

The Reserve To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

This needs time. And it’s made in such a way. — 5 days ago

Billy, Alex and 3 others liked this

TOR Kenward Family Wines

Tierra Roja Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

One of my favorite wines that Tor makes.. so happy I also have other vintages to enjoy. Still so young it can lay down for several more years but this 2016 has big blueberry & tannins are present but well balanced. — an hour ago

Ira and Shay liked this

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Ron R

Holding firm. Excellent rosé. — 10 days ago

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Bevan Cellars

Ontogeny Oakville Red Wine 2015

Another Ontogeny right down the middle of the fairway. Tremendous concentration, fruit forward, great mouth feel laced with dark fruit and a long finish that shows some leather, earth, and blackberry. Very enjoyable. — 23 days ago

Jason, Eric and 7 others liked this