Abreu Vineyards

Madrona Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

9.4314 ratings
9.396 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
LM Segal

BBQ smoke, hot espresso beans, black cherry paste lead a lifted and broad, completely integrated beam of burnt strawberry, pipe tobacco and dark cassis. 60 second finish was interfered only with an imperative to go back for more. Fully resolved and at its peak, cork on the verge of danger. Unreal.

BBQ smoke, hot espresso beans, black cherry paste lead a lifted and broad, completely integrated beam of burnt strawberry, pipe tobacco and dark cassis. 60 second finish was interfered only with an imperative to go back for more. Fully resolved and at its peak, cork on the verge of danger. Unreal.

Jun 20th, 2018
Ludovic Anacleto

#1996 vintage .
Glorious. Intense, silky, velvety, sexy. Chateau Latour style here, muscular and tight. Absolutely loved every bit of it. The final is epic! This wine just does not fade away! It builds on the palate forever. Beautiful

#1996 vintage .
Glorious. Intense, silky, velvety, sexy. Chateau Latour style here, muscular and tight. Absolutely loved every bit of it. The final is epic! This wine just does not fade away! It builds on the palate forever. Beautiful

Apr 11th, 2018
Greg Gregory

Brett, Brett and more Brett bit in a good way. After about 90 minutes it was just Brett and Brett. :)

Brett, Brett and more Brett bit in a good way. After about 90 minutes it was just Brett and Brett. :)

Nov 20th, 2017
Greg Gregory

Fantastic for the vintage and at least a decade left at this level.

Fantastic for the vintage and at least a decade left at this level.

Oct 28th, 2017
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.5

A superb bottle of the 05 Madrona Ranch. A bit fleshier and deeper than two other recent bottles, but still on the more delicate side of things for Abreu.

A superb bottle of the 05 Madrona Ranch. A bit fleshier and deeper than two other recent bottles, but still on the more delicate side of things for Abreu.

Aug 14th, 2017
Yianni Stoner

Massive

Massive

Aug 11th, 2017
David L

08' Abreu Madrona Ranch. Medium plus sediment. Decanted this at 1:30 in the afternoon. I tried it every hour... consumed it at 8:30. This is a baby. 25+ years in it.

08' Abreu Madrona Ranch. Medium plus sediment. Decanted this at 1:30 in the afternoon. I tried it every hour... consumed it at 8:30. This is a baby. 25+ years in it.

3 people found it helpfulFeb 8th, 2016
Greg Gregory

This is a massive wine. Tons of power and structure bot don't touch for a decade.

This is a massive wine. Tons of power and structure bot don't touch for a decade.

1 person found it helpfulJul 25th, 2016
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.8

Absolutely stunning. The fourth bottle of the 2012 I have tasted within the last few weeks. Clearly needs years to be at its best. Terrific expression of this site. 98+

Absolutely stunning. The fourth bottle of the 2012 I have tasted within the last few weeks. Clearly needs years to be at its best. Terrific expression of this site. 98+

Jun 6th, 2017
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10

...the 2012 Madrona Ranch is a real stunner. Bright, nuanced and lively, the 2012 exudes freshness. Blood orange, sweet red berries, mint, cinnamon and a host of bright notes grace the palate. Exquisite, subtle and beautifully nuanced, the 2012 has everything going on... (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Oct 2015)

...the 2012 Madrona Ranch is a real stunner. Bright, nuanced and lively, the 2012 exudes freshness. Blood orange, sweet red berries, mint, cinnamon and a host of bright notes grace the palate. Exquisite, subtle and beautifully nuanced, the 2012 has everything going on... (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Oct 2015)

Mar 14th, 2017