A. Rafanelli

Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.37 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

“Let me tell you somethin’! Let me tell you...✋🏼. Don’t drink these now. Seriously. Just don’t. Five years from now? That’s probably okay. But not now. Unless...unless you are willing to decant for an extended period of time or slow-ox for three days. Patience will be rewarded however if you allow time to do its work. Only then do you get the classic Rafanelli of red and dark fruit with chocolate, coffee, tobacco and baking spices; executed in a most seductive fashion. Sound structure. The finish is long. This is a great vintage from Rafanelli with a long life ahead. Better after 2025.

“Let me tell you somethin’! Let me tell you...✋🏼. Don’t drink these now. Seriously. Just don’t. Five years from now? That’s probably okay. But not now. Unless...unless you are willing to decant for an extended period of time or slow-ox for three days. Patience will be rewarded however if you allow time to do its work. Only then do you get the classic Rafanelli of red and dark fruit with chocolate, coffee, tobacco and baking spices; executed in a most seductive fashion. Sound structure. The finish is long. This is a great vintage from Rafanelli with a long life ahead. Better after 2025.

Jan 15th, 2020
Jay Kline

Popped and poured; consumed over two days. Day 1: very primary, fresh, vibrant fruit with some tobacco but super compact. Day 2 was a different story with fresh raspberries, cassis, plums, and tobacco and wonderfully balanced. Loads of structure to go with. Finish is long and delicious. This bottle already exhibits a lot of sediment, expect more in the future. Best yet to come.

Popped and poured; consumed over two days. Day 1: very primary, fresh, vibrant fruit with some tobacco but super compact. Day 2 was a different story with fresh raspberries, cassis, plums, and tobacco and wonderfully balanced. Loads of structure to go with. Finish is long and delicious. This bottle already exhibits a lot of sediment, expect more in the future. Best yet to come.

Jun 5th, 2019
Brent Clayton

Baby Killin’. This was ripe and opulent but still what I’d characterize as ‘traditionally styled.’ There was definitely some new oak present but it’s a baby. This will develop well for two decades or more.

Baby Killin’. This was ripe and opulent but still what I’d characterize as ‘traditionally styled.’ There was definitely some new oak present but it’s a baby. This will develop well for two decades or more.

Apr 7th, 2019
Gladys Xiques

A bit young but paired easily with tomahawk t bone chop. Fruit forward but yet balances out more evenly as night wore on.

A bit young but paired easily with tomahawk t bone chop. Fruit forward but yet balances out more evenly as night wore on.

Nov 11th, 2019
Tom Philbrick

Fantastic. Rich fruit, nice touch of oak and long finish. Tastes great now and I think this will be best in next couple years so you can enjoy the fruit. Crushes most Napa cabs at the price point.

Fantastic. Rich fruit, nice touch of oak and long finish. Tastes great now and I think this will be best in next couple years so you can enjoy the fruit. Crushes most Napa cabs at the price point.

Jul 20th, 2019
Eric Linderman

Eric had this 2 months ago

Eric had this 2 months ago

Dec 24th, 2019
Jonathan Cohen

Jonathan had this 6 months ago

Jonathan had this 6 months ago

Aug 17th, 2019