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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.312 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
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Shay A
9.2

A few fun 4th Friday wines from tonight.

This is a producer who I don’t have a lot of experience with as I’ve only had the Cabernet a few times. With 22yrs of age, this is very classic Napa cab. Sweetened vanilla pipe tobacco, fig, cocoa dusted dates and sandalwood aromatics. The palate shows muddled dark fruits, slightly sappy, and has good heft. It hasn’t channeled any savory/herbal/leather notes, just a dense and soft profile dominated by fig and baked mixed berry pie notes. Drinking nicely.

A few fun 4th Friday wines from tonight.

This is a producer who I don’t have a lot of experience with as I’ve only had the Cabernet a few times. With 22yrs of age, this is very classic Napa cab. Sweetened vanilla pipe tobacco, fig, cocoa dusted dates and sandalwood aromatics. The palate shows muddled dark fruits, slightly sappy, and has good heft. It hasn’t channeled any savory/herbal/leather notes, just a dense and soft profile dominated by fig and baked mixed berry pie notes. Drinking nicely.

Dec 28th, 2019
Ashley Dubois

Hit it at its prime. Beautifully balanced Napa CS, fruit forward yet rustic in a way. Didn't detect any acetaldehyde

Hit it at its prime. Beautifully balanced Napa CS, fruit forward yet rustic in a way. Didn't detect any acetaldehyde

Jan 25th, 2015
Julian Gross

The nose was like swimming in a jar of black currant jam...and the taste delivered on the aroma’s set up. Just an amazing wine, aging gracefully. Think it could cellar for another 2-3 years and still be at its prime...needed to be decanted, and took an hour or so to open up, but once it did it was spectacular

The nose was like swimming in a jar of black currant jam...and the taste delivered on the aroma’s set up. Just an amazing wine, aging gracefully. Think it could cellar for another 2-3 years and still be at its prime...needed to be decanted, and took an hour or so to open up, but once it did it was spectacular

Feb 9th, 2018
CelebrateLife!

Guessed paso Robles Very good. Hot nose

Guessed paso Robles Very good. Hot nose

Oct 10th, 2013
Bill Hargrove

13.9%. Wish Napa still made wines in this style. Amazing at 16 years.

13.9%. Wish Napa still made wines in this style. Amazing at 16 years.

Oct 10th, 2013
Blanca P

Blanca had this 2 years ago

Blanca had this 2 years ago

Oct 13th, 2017
Cody Cunningham

Cody had this 5 years ago

Cody had this 5 years ago

Jun 25th, 2015
Randy Bowling

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Randy had this 5 years ago

Jun 25th, 2015
Paul Woolls

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Paul had this 5 years ago

Feb 2nd, 2015
Ted Cornell

Ted had this 5 years ago

Ted had this 5 years ago

Nov 3rd, 2014