Addax

Cabernet Sauvignon

9.456 ratings
9.418 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
ADAM STROMFELD

Creamy and perfectly balanced. Soft peaches and melon. Elegance at its best. Yes I am biased but still this is napa Chardonnay at its best. Russell is the King!

Creamy and perfectly balanced. Soft peaches and melon. Elegance at its best. Yes I am biased but still this is napa Chardonnay at its best. Russell is the King!

Nov 7th, 2018
Martin G Rivard

It’s another Shay Day at the Rivard household!!!
We opened this one yesterday and I neglected to post it. Thank you so much to my buddy Shay for sharing this beauty with us. Big bold and gorgeous, everything that I love from a napa cab.
@Shay A

It’s another Shay Day at the Rivard household!!!
We opened this one yesterday and I neglected to post it. Thank you so much to my buddy Shay for sharing this beauty with us. Big bold and gorgeous, everything that I love from a napa cab.
@Shay A

Aug 22nd, 2018
Shay A
9.4

Think I’ve posted once before. This was my bottle. Been almost two years since I checked in on this vintage. Bevan’s first after taking over for Morlet. Some Tench and Sugarloaf Mtn mixed in here I believe. Compared to almost two years ago, this has added some plum, overripe blackberries and some cedar on the nose. Not as heavy a palate as “better vintages”, but it works for this wine at this age. Kirsch, cherry tobacco, dark chocolate covered dates. Drinking probably at its best now than it will in its lifetime, so enjoy now!

Think I’ve posted once before. This was my bottle. Been almost two years since I checked in on this vintage. Bevan’s first after taking over for Morlet. Some Tench and Sugarloaf Mtn mixed in here I believe. Compared to almost two years ago, this has added some plum, overripe blackberries and some cedar on the nose. Not as heavy a palate as “better vintages”, but it works for this wine at this age. Kirsch, cherry tobacco, dark chocolate covered dates. Drinking probably at its best now than it will in its lifetime, so enjoy now!

Aug 11th, 2018
David L

Gift by @ADAM STROMFELD You fantastic bastard you. Love it buddy!

Gift by @ADAM STROMFELD You fantastic bastard you. Love it buddy!

May 5th, 2018
ADAM STROMFELD

Ok so I am a bit jaded, but this bottle has been sitting in my locker for over a year. Here at LINWOOD country club. Soft elegant perfect balance and acidity. This wine is kick a__.

Ok so I am a bit jaded, but this bottle has been sitting in my locker for over a year. Here at LINWOOD country club. Soft elegant perfect balance and acidity. This wine is kick a__.

Apr 27th, 2018
Joe Lucca

Wow. Russell Bevan on point here. Inky in the glass with a garnet-purple rim. Gorgeously fragrant nose; blueberries, leather, oak, and cinnamon dominate. The broad shouldered palate is quite light on its feet. Bright blueberry, red currant, clove, cinnamon, charcoal, tobacco, and graphite. Love the Old World (Bordeaux) approach here. Finishes with nicely balanced acidity and some green peppercorns. Just popped and poured, will update as this gets some time in the glass. Immediately approachable and enjoyable.

Wow. Russell Bevan on point here. Inky in the glass with a garnet-purple rim. Gorgeously fragrant nose; blueberries, leather, oak, and cinnamon dominate. The broad shouldered palate is quite light on its feet. Bright blueberry, red currant, clove, cinnamon, charcoal, tobacco, and graphite. Love the Old World (Bordeaux) approach here. Finishes with nicely balanced acidity and some green peppercorns. Just popped and poured, will update as this gets some time in the glass. Immediately approachable and enjoyable.

3 people found it helpfulMay 8th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

From the Tench Vineyard. On the nose, ripe floral fruits of; black raspberries, blackberries & black plum. Tarry notes, anise, loads of vanilla, lavender, lilacs and violets. The body and tannins are M+. Huge heated spices takeover the palate. Followed by ripe & slightly candied fruits of; blackberries, black plum, black raspberries, plum, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, overpowered use of oak, dry crushed rocks, chewy leather, herbs, underbrush with good acidity and ripe fruit, hot alcohol finish. This wine will tame in time but didn't appreciate the sweetness and the alcohol burn in the back of my throat. I just don't get it. Score fairly reflects the craft but not my preference.

From the Tench Vineyard. On the nose, ripe floral fruits of; black raspberries, blackberries & black plum. Tarry notes, anise, loads of vanilla, lavender, lilacs and violets. The body and tannins are M+. Huge heated spices takeover the palate. Followed by ripe & slightly candied fruits of; blackberries, black plum, black raspberries, plum, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, overpowered use of oak, dry crushed rocks, chewy leather, herbs, underbrush with good acidity and ripe fruit, hot alcohol finish. This wine will tame in time but didn't appreciate the sweetness and the alcohol burn in the back of my throat. I just don't get it. Score fairly reflects the craft but not my preference.

1 person found it helpfulAug 27th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Fun blind tasting of Napa Valley Cabernets, we decided to choose two from 2011 while my Dad selected two different vintages of Caymus Special Selection.

Firstly thank you
@Shay Aldriedge for gifting this bottle, a lot more fruit and no greenery compared to a lot of other 2011's out there. Deep ruby red with garnet edges. Complex layers on the nose with gunpowder, a touch of iron, dark berries, cedar, a little dirty, cinnamon, purple flowers and gravel. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and medium plus body. Quite elegant from what we expected for a Bevan wine. Lots of purple floral notes, dark red berries, and some oak too. More blue fruits on day two too. Solid minerality and long finish. Drink till 2026.


Always in for another exchange!

Fun blind tasting of Napa Valley Cabernets, we decided to choose two from 2011 while my Dad selected two different vintages of Caymus Special Selection.

Firstly thank you
@Shay Aldriedge for gifting this bottle, a lot more fruit and no greenery compared to a lot of other 2011's out there. Deep ruby red with garnet edges. Complex layers on the nose with gunpowder, a touch of iron, dark berries, cedar, a little dirty, cinnamon, purple flowers and gravel. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and medium plus body. Quite elegant from what we expected for a Bevan wine. Lots of purple floral notes, dark red berries, and some oak too. More blue fruits on day two too. Solid minerality and long finish. Drink till 2026.


Always in for another exchange!

Jul 8th, 2017
David L

12' Addax Cabernet. Simply delicious @Joe Lucca You called it. Russell Bevan 👍

12' Addax Cabernet. Simply delicious @Joe Lucca You called it. Russell Bevan 👍

Jan 27th, 2017
Mike R
9.3

@Shay Aldriedge awesome - Shay and I did an exchange of wine - he knew what I was sending as this is what started it but no clue what I was getting - 2011 and seriously within minutes of opening and just a little air this bottle could sing - I am a believer - dark gorgeous fruit complimented with really nice nose and when it opened it was delivering an in sync taste that was electric - great choice Shay and thanks

@Shay Aldriedge awesome - Shay and I did an exchange of wine - he knew what I was sending as this is what started it but no clue what I was getting - 2011 and seriously within minutes of opening and just a little air this bottle could sing - I am a believer - dark gorgeous fruit complimented with really nice nose and when it opened it was delivering an in sync taste that was electric - great choice Shay and thanks

Jan 21st, 2017