Black Cordon Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.423 ratings
9.32 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
Matt Trader

This stuff is showing so well right now! Incredible nose of black pepper, anise, lavender, and cedar. Chewy, elegant and absolutely gorgeous, packed full of smoked black plum, blackberries, dark chocolate, gravel, and a Bordeaux like finish. Paired with Wagyu Beef, sauteed tarragon yellow Oyster Mushrooms, and roasted carrots and striped beets - studying to be a better cook under Gordon Ramsey. Cheers!

This stuff is showing so well right now! Incredible nose of black pepper, anise, lavender, and cedar. Chewy, elegant and absolutely gorgeous, packed full of smoked black plum, blackberries, dark chocolate, gravel, and a Bordeaux like finish. Paired with Wagyu Beef, sauteed tarragon yellow Oyster Mushrooms, and roasted carrots and striped beets - studying to be a better cook under Gordon Ramsey. Cheers!

Sep 4th, 2017
Matt Trader

Now this is classic, in your face style of Paul Hobbs!! Compared to the 2011 vintage of this Cabernet, which was soft, smooth, and more like the showcase of the Howell Mountain fruit mixed in, the 2012 vintage was big, brooding, and intense, more like the showcases of that Stag's Leap valley floor grapes making that classic, "Iron fist in a velvet glove" style we've come to love, yet this wine is much, much more than that! First off, the nose was just marvelous. I could have stopped there at the clove, cedar box, and rose petal aromas speeding out of the bowl, quickly following with sweet tobacco, smoke and wet forest floor. The pallet was just as amazing with dark black currants and creme-de-casis, vanilla, oak spices, choco powder, and winding up to a gripping end. Medium plus in body, and worth every sip. This Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely unique in my book. Can't wait to dive into the new vintage of 16 x 20 that he also makes!

Now this is classic, in your face style of Paul Hobbs!! Compared to the 2011 vintage of this Cabernet, which was soft, smooth, and more like the showcase of the Howell Mountain fruit mixed in, the 2012 vintage was big, brooding, and intense, more like the showcases of that Stag's Leap valley floor grapes making that classic, "Iron fist in a velvet glove" style we've come to love, yet this wine is much, much more than that! First off, the nose was just marvelous. I could have stopped there at the clove, cedar box, and rose petal aromas speeding out of the bowl, quickly following with sweet tobacco, smoke and wet forest floor. The pallet was just as amazing with dark black currants and creme-de-casis, vanilla, oak spices, choco powder, and winding up to a gripping end. Medium plus in body, and worth every sip. This Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely unique in my book. Can't wait to dive into the new vintage of 16 x 20 that he also makes!

Sep 15th, 2015
Lara Dunphy Guest

Director Sales & Marketing Black Cordon Vineyards, Sixteen by Twenty Wines

9.7

@Delectable Wine this is the 2010 Black Cordon Reserve Cru Cabernet Sauvignon. Not the regular Black Cordon Cabernet Sauvignon bottling.

@Delectable Wine this is the 2010 Black Cordon Reserve Cru Cabernet Sauvignon. Not the regular Black Cordon Cabernet Sauvignon bottling.

Dec 25th, 2014
Vanessa D

Black and red fruit, leather, cedar, tobacco with soft tannins and a heavy mouthfeel. So smooth. So good.

Black and red fruit, leather, cedar, tobacco with soft tannins and a heavy mouthfeel. So smooth. So good.

Jul 7th, 2018
Mark Flesher

Purchased these about two years ago, with the first of 2 going down tonight. This wine poured a dark maroon with a purple tint. The wine has a lot of youthful inky fruit. The opening was a little more elegant, but this wine overall was a monsterously dense and thick wine. Entry of blackberry pie and oregano, cinnamon sweetness in the middle. Chalky and youthful fruit. There is a hint of black licorice towards the finish. Some olive towards the back. Finishes a little tannic even at 3 hours post double decant, which was definitely needed here (and still could have used all night to open!). This wine has a lot going on, and will continue to develop for the next 5-7 years.

Purchased these about two years ago, with the first of 2 going down tonight. This wine poured a dark maroon with a purple tint. The wine has a lot of youthful inky fruit. The opening was a little more elegant, but this wine overall was a monsterously dense and thick wine. Entry of blackberry pie and oregano, cinnamon sweetness in the middle. Chalky and youthful fruit. There is a hint of black licorice towards the finish. Some olive towards the back. Finishes a little tannic even at 3 hours post double decant, which was definitely needed here (and still could have used all night to open!). This wine has a lot going on, and will continue to develop for the next 5-7 years.

Jul 30th, 2017
Kevin Blix

Outstanding wine

Outstanding wine

Oct 17th, 2016
Loc Dao

Amazing wine

Amazing wine

Apr 22nd, 2016
Jim Dicks

Had the pleasure to have a tasting last Fall at the owners home. Wow - what a great wine. Powerful on the nose. Opens up to amazing blend of oak and fruits. Really enjoyed this one!

Had the pleasure to have a tasting last Fall at the owners home. Wow - what a great wine. Powerful on the nose. Opens up to amazing blend of oak and fruits. Really enjoyed this one!

Apr 3rd, 2016
Chuck Kistler

Ink and love in a glass. It doesn't get much better than this.

Ink and love in a glass. It doesn't get much better than this.

Feb 15th, 2016
Matthew Marcino

Big wine. That classic Napa cab, rich, deep purple in color, and huge on the tannins. Cassis, Vanilla, clove, pepper, tobacco, and delish

Big wine. That classic Napa cab, rich, deep purple in color, and huge on the tannins. Cassis, Vanilla, clove, pepper, tobacco, and delish

Dec 26th, 2015