Addax

Cabernet Sauvignon

9.348 ratings
9.37 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

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
Kevin Ortzman

Big jammy fruit, still young, however opens nice with a firm structure. Can't go wrong with Russell's wines!!

Big jammy fruit, still young, however opens nice with a firm structure. Can't go wrong with Russell's wines!!

Dec 15th, 2016
Kevin Ortzman

Blueberry, leather, spice and a hint of petroleum

Blueberry, leather, spice and a hint of petroleum

Sep 8th, 2016
Kevin Ortzman

A hint of bell pepper on the nose, a bit stronger on the palate. Not the best vintage of Addax, but still good!

A hint of bell pepper on the nose, a bit stronger on the palate. Not the best vintage of Addax, but still good!

Aug 28th, 2016
Barry Walsh

Awesome!

Awesome!

May 2nd, 2015
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
Joe Lucca

2016 barrel sample: 100% Tench Vineyard Cab. This baby goes boom 💥. Will be a monster for decades to come, however what really struck me was the lushness of the fruit. Powerful and intense, yet silky and fresh.

Enjoying lunch at Brasswood with the owners of Addax who I am privileged to call friends and the man himself, Russell Bevan.

2016 barrel sample: 100% Tench Vineyard Cab. This baby goes boom 💥. Will be a monster for decades to come, however what really struck me was the lushness of the fruit. Powerful and intense, yet silky and fresh.

Enjoying lunch at Brasswood with the owners of Addax who I am privileged to call friends and the man himself, Russell Bevan.

Feb 26th, 2018