Abreu Vineyards

Madrona Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

9.4305 ratings
9.393 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
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
Todd Alexander

Showing great tonight.

Showing great tonight.

Mar 7th, 2017
Ian Blackburn

Only 250 cases of this rare beast bottles were made and this is the first I've ever tasted; it will not be my last. The 2007 has a long life ahead of it but I do believe collectors will enjoy it at this moment; the reputation dictates a decade before opening and I gave it that +2 hours in a decanter and I'm very happy to have discovered this now...I will be looking for more. Some wines from the Napa Valley try to be too pretty and this wine is a monster that has been kissed by time and evolved into a very distinguished representative. The tannins are now approachable but there is a very unique and definitive structure here. a great wine to collect and a relative value inside of collectible Napa Valley Cabernet. This was my favorite of three fantastic cult cabs tasted blind at Gwen restaurant "best bottle" dinner hosted by wine LA on 2.8.17

Only 250 cases of this rare beast bottles were made and this is the first I've ever tasted; it will not be my last. The 2007 has a long life ahead of it but I do believe collectors will enjoy it at this moment; the reputation dictates a decade before opening and I gave it that +2 hours in a decanter and I'm very happy to have discovered this now...I will be looking for more. Some wines from the Napa Valley try to be too pretty and this wine is a monster that has been kissed by time and evolved into a very distinguished representative. The tannins are now approachable but there is a very unique and definitive structure here. a great wine to collect and a relative value inside of collectible Napa Valley Cabernet. This was my favorite of three fantastic cult cabs tasted blind at Gwen restaurant "best bottle" dinner hosted by wine LA on 2.8.17

Feb 9th, 2017