Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards

Estate Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2392 ratings
9.255 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
Sipping Fine Wine

Located just east of St. Helena in Napa where Conn Creek flows out of Howell Mountain. Their 26 acres of vineyards are in the heart of this 40-acre grape-growing paradise. Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Petit Verdot. A big wine with complex fruit and spice aromas. Juicy black berry fruits, with underlying smooth sweetness combined with smoke, spice and oak. Well structured, tannins still tight, gave in after 90 minutes, ending with earthy pepper character. Enjoyable now but let it sit in cellar.

Located just east of St. Helena in Napa where Conn Creek flows out of Howell Mountain. Their 26 acres of vineyards are in the heart of this 40-acre grape-growing paradise. Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Petit Verdot. A big wine with complex fruit and spice aromas. Juicy black berry fruits, with underlying smooth sweetness combined with smoke, spice and oak. Well structured, tannins still tight, gave in after 90 minutes, ending with earthy pepper character. Enjoyable now but let it sit in cellar.

Apr 7th, 2018
Aaron Means

Dense black cherry/black raspberry jam, dark chocolate, tobacco, and chewy tannins. Very expressive and explosive in structure and intensity. Will be long lived. Needs lots of time to unfurl its bounty of pent up flavor

Dense black cherry/black raspberry jam, dark chocolate, tobacco, and chewy tannins. Very expressive and explosive in structure and intensity. Will be long lived. Needs lots of time to unfurl its bounty of pent up flavor

Oct 1st, 2017
Kevin Sidders

President VinConnect

9.2

Surprisingly big, ripe nose. Quite a boisterous palate for a traditional producer, with big ripe dark fruit. Wide open and hedonistic, if a touch unfocused, this is a big, fun glass of unabashed CA Cabernet...

Surprisingly big, ripe nose. Quite a boisterous palate for a traditional producer, with big ripe dark fruit. Wide open and hedonistic, if a touch unfocused, this is a big, fun glass of unabashed CA Cabernet...

Aug 27th, 2017
Stefan Dolhain

1995 vintage. Completely over the hill (but of course always hard to judge one bottle). Notice the low alcohol content though.

1995 vintage. Completely over the hill (but of course always hard to judge one bottle). Notice the low alcohol content though.

Jul 28th, 2017
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

9.1

Working my way through the case, a few dead bottles, a few wonderful ones

Working my way through the case, a few dead bottles, a few wonderful ones

3 people found it helpfulJan 11th, 2015
Gregg Gordon

Wish I had more patience ...

Wish I had more patience ...

1 person found it helpfulOct 31st, 2014
Colin Yates

Wine Buyer Macadoodles Fine Wine & Spirits

9.2

So young. Shows great potential as usual with andersons.

So young. Shows great potential as usual with andersons.

1 person found it helpfulOct 16th, 2014
Zach Cherry

Account Manager Worldwide Wine & Spirits

8.9

Opulent and a bit salty. There was definitely a character shift in the early 2000s. It doesn't taste like it used to.

Opulent and a bit salty. There was definitely a character shift in the early 2000s. It doesn't taste like it used to.

Oct 25th, 2016
Mike R
9.2

Forgot to take picture but final wine last night - left all with smiles - going to drinking more of this delightful wine

Forgot to take picture but final wine last night - left all with smiles - going to drinking more of this delightful wine

May 22nd, 2016
Kevin Sidders

President VinConnect

9.2

Delicious. Solid performance, classy and a bit restrained for the vintage. Drinking great...

Delicious. Solid performance, classy and a bit restrained for the vintage. Drinking great...

Apr 26th, 2016