Abreu Vineyards

Madrona Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

9.525 ratings
9.47 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Brenda Terzich-Garland

Color - dark ruby muted red with definite bricking. Nose - sweet cherry fruit, floral mint and earthy scents with hints of menthol and vanilla. Taste -a nice rich layered and full body wine. Cherry, chocolate currants coat the palate; expressions of espresso, graphite and tar linger with a long somewhat tannic finish. Luv this wine and a definite must try! Happy Saturday!!! This wine stunningly tasteful; had to change my rating.

Color - dark ruby muted red with definite bricking. Nose - sweet cherry fruit, floral mint and earthy scents with hints of menthol and vanilla. Taste -a nice rich layered and full body wine. Cherry, chocolate currants coat the palate; expressions of espresso, graphite and tar linger with a long somewhat tannic finish. Luv this wine and a definite must try! Happy Saturday!!! This wine stunningly tasteful; had to change my rating.

Jun 6th, 2021
Tom Garland

1.5 hour decant (lots of chunky/fine sediment). An unbelievable deep dark ruby red with a little bricking. On the nose: jumping from the glass are sweet cherries, slight funky earth, mint, floral, slight menthol, vanilla leather. Taste: A smooth, rich, layered full body wine with dark cherries, chocolate, currants, spice, minerals, and a charcoal graphite long dry finish. Some tannins still present and will wait a couple years to open my remaining bottles...but, still rocking it this Saturday night!!! YUM.

1.5 hour decant (lots of chunky/fine sediment). An unbelievable deep dark ruby red with a little bricking. On the nose: jumping from the glass are sweet cherries, slight funky earth, mint, floral, slight menthol, vanilla leather. Taste: A smooth, rich, layered full body wine with dark cherries, chocolate, currants, spice, minerals, and a charcoal graphite long dry finish. Some tannins still present and will wait a couple years to open my remaining bottles...but, still rocking it this Saturday night!!! YUM.

Jun 6th, 2021
G
9.1

Gentlemen’s score. This bottle just didn’t have it.

Gentlemen’s score. This bottle just didn’t have it.

Nov 17th, 2018
Ira Shapiro

Very nice, but surprisingly high on alcohol for a 12 year old Napa cab

Very nice, but surprisingly high on alcohol for a 12 year old Napa cab

Apr 23rd, 2016
John Schlechter

WOW - takes wine to another level balanced tannins inky blueberries a bit high on the alcohol but delicious

WOW - takes wine to another level balanced tannins inky blueberries a bit high on the alcohol but delicious

Feb 15th, 2016
Bill Johnson

Balanced but bold, fruity, tannic. I love it!!!

Balanced but bold, fruity, tannic. I love it!!!

Aug 2nd, 2014
Jay Eagan

Only perfect

Only perfect

Aug 23rd, 2013
V M
9.6

Abreu is my wife's favorite producer. Any wine he has his hands in she and I love. His 04 madrona ranch has big beautiful dark fruit the defines the nose and mid palate. Dark berries and plums. Get a hint of dried floral notes as well as cedar. Finish goes on and on and has burnt cedar and marshmallow notes.

Abreu is my wife's favorite producer. Any wine he has his hands in she and I love. His 04 madrona ranch has big beautiful dark fruit the defines the nose and mid palate. Dark berries and plums. Get a hint of dried floral notes as well as cedar. Finish goes on and on and has burnt cedar and marshmallow notes.

Aug 2nd, 2013
Stanley Barrios

Stanley had this 9 months ago

Stanley had this 9 months ago

Aug 21st, 2021
Lynn Penner-Ash

Owner/Winemaker Penner-Ash

9.4

Lynn had this 5 years ago

Lynn had this 5 years ago

Feb 12th, 2017