Addax

Cabernet Sauvignon

9.452 ratings
9.310 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
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 Lentine

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 Lentine

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
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