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Vecina Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.427 ratings
9.210 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
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9.4

Dark ruby-red. Aromas of cassis, black cherry, blackberry, mocha and licorice. Concentrated, dense and fully ripe, conveying a much more pliant texture today than the 2002. But this is also sappy, fine-grained and nicely delineated, with its dark berry and black cherry fruit flavors given shape by a brooding element of savory minerality. Not hugely sweet, though, and clearly less liqueur-like than the 2002. Finishes with substantial dusty tannins that should carry this wine for at least another 15 years. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, June 2020)

Dark ruby-red. Aromas of cassis, black cherry, blackberry, mocha and licorice. Concentrated, dense and fully ripe, conveying a much more pliant texture today than the 2002. But this is also sappy, fine-grained and nicely delineated, with its dark berry and black cherry fruit flavors given shape by a brooding element of savory minerality. Not hugely sweet, though, and clearly less liqueur-like than the 2002. Finishes with substantial dusty tannins that should carry this wine for at least another 15 years. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, June 2020)

Jun 25th, 2020
Scott Wren

Still tannic. Dark fruit. Deep and dark. I'm looking for the velvet glove and can't find it

Still tannic. Dark fruit. Deep and dark. I'm looking for the velvet glove and can't find it

1 person found it helpfulApr 5th, 2015
Will Phelps

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

8.9

2001. Surprisingly thin, probably should have been drunk a few years ago.

2001. Surprisingly thin, probably should have been drunk a few years ago.

Jun 20th, 2015
Jordan Kerner

Stewed plums, velvety tannins, dark fruit, delicious!

Stewed plums, velvety tannins, dark fruit, delicious!

May 5th, 2019
Andrew Davidoff

Needs an hour of air to fully blossom. But then presents a structured, suave and forward (but not overbearing) Napa Cab profile.

Needs an hour of air to fully blossom. But then presents a structured, suave and forward (but not overbearing) Napa Cab profile.

Oct 1st, 2018
Mono Head

Super flora and fragrant. Smells super amazing.
Taste is good although I think not as good as the melbury and the st Eden. There is a little bit of a dark after taste. It’s dark and rich, some fruit but not fruity. 9.1+
Dark fruits/ dark berries. There is a deep richness to it but it’s not as smooth as I expected. It’s just not completely together.

Super flora and fragrant. Smells super amazing.
Taste is good although I think not as good as the melbury and the st Eden. There is a little bit of a dark after taste. It’s dark and rich, some fruit but not fruity. 9.1+
Dark fruits/ dark berries. There is a deep richness to it but it’s not as smooth as I expected. It’s just not completely together.

May 13th, 2018
Susan Sangiacomo

Graphite, subtle cherry, and cassis.

Graphite, subtle cherry, and cassis.

May 12th, 2018
Tracy Clifford

What s rock star wine. Took an hour but opened up like.,,,,,,make up your own ending n

What s rock star wine. Took an hour but opened up like.,,,,,,make up your own ending n

Feb 26th, 2017
Thomas E Alost Jr

Just a fabulous bottle of wine enough said

Just a fabulous bottle of wine enough said

Feb 28th, 2015
Henrik Poulsen

Henrik had this a year ago

Henrik had this a year ago

May 12th, 2019