Addax

Cabernet Sauvignon

9.459 ratings
9.420 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
Ron R
9.6

Crazy experience. Superb expression of cab. From @Joe Lucca’s cellar. Outstanding.

Crazy experience. Superb expression of cab. From @Joe Lucca’s cellar. Outstanding.

Feb 2nd, 2019
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
Shay A
9.5

What an incredible second day here in Napa. Jesus started us off with an amazing tasting at Davies/Schramsberg, Crocker & Starr gave us our cab franc fix, Montagu & Addax put on a double tasting, and Hourglass knocked it out of the park at the end of the day! I won’t post each wine we tasted, but I’ll highlight the best from each spot.

Without a doubt the highlight of the Addax & Montagu Tasting. This ‘15 Tench Cabernet has winemaker Russell Bevan all over it. More of an iron fist in a velvet glove than I found the ‘14 to be. Red, black and blue fruits on the nose but the weight showed so much structure and appeal...best word to use here is plush. The fruit was so incredibly soft alongside the smoke, mint, and cassis. The new Addax Ritchie Chardonnay was tasted against Montagu’s Ritchie Chardonnay and it was a tie. 👌

What an incredible second day here in Napa. Jesus started us off with an amazing tasting at Davies/Schramsberg, Crocker & Starr gave us our cab franc fix, Montagu & Addax put on a double tasting, and Hourglass knocked it out of the park at the end of the day! I won’t post each wine we tasted, but I’ll highlight the best from each spot.

Without a doubt the highlight of the Addax & Montagu Tasting. This ‘15 Tench Cabernet has winemaker Russell Bevan all over it. More of an iron fist in a velvet glove than I found the ‘14 to be. Red, black and blue fruits on the nose but the weight showed so much structure and appeal...best word to use here is plush. The fruit was so incredibly soft alongside the smoke, mint, and cassis. The new Addax Ritchie Chardonnay was tasted against Montagu’s Ritchie Chardonnay and it was a tie. 👌

Feb 3rd, 2018
Shay A
9.4

Trying not to be biased (this was my bottle) but this was flat out killer! Best Addax cab I’ve had to date (‘10, ‘11, ‘13, ‘14). I imagine the ‘13 will surpass this, but this is just begging to be consumed now. Red licorice, bing cherries, currant, nutmeg and espresso. The finish on this was insane! Sad this was my last bottle. I believe this was Luc Morlet’s last vintage before Russell Bevan took over.

Trying not to be biased (this was my bottle) but this was flat out killer! Best Addax cab I’ve had to date (‘10, ‘11, ‘13, ‘14). I imagine the ‘13 will surpass this, but this is just begging to be consumed now. Red licorice, bing cherries, currant, nutmeg and espresso. The finish on this was insane! Sad this was my last bottle. I believe this was Luc Morlet’s last vintage before Russell Bevan took over.

Nov 25th, 2017
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