Burgess Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.188 ratings
9.323 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
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.4

Legendary vintage from a small family Estate. It is a pleasure to sell this family’s wines.

Legendary vintage from a small family Estate. It is a pleasure to sell this family’s wines.

Sep 27th, 2017
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.2

A monumental vintage in the Napa Valley that forever changed the interest and image of California wine. Burgess Cellars was producing some very compelling wines and this Vintage Selection is in its decline but still very good. Deep aromas of coffee, tobacco and aromatic wood along with floral and retained cherry/raspberry fruit notes. Drink now if you are lucky enough to have any. With all old wines storage is the key.

A monumental vintage in the Napa Valley that forever changed the interest and image of California wine. Burgess Cellars was producing some very compelling wines and this Vintage Selection is in its decline but still very good. Deep aromas of coffee, tobacco and aromatic wood along with floral and retained cherry/raspberry fruit notes. Drink now if you are lucky enough to have any. With all old wines storage is the key.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 4th, 2021
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.9

I’ve been on a Burgess tear lately. 1974. That’s all that’s needed to be said.

I’ve been on a Burgess tear lately. 1974. That’s all that’s needed to be said.

1 person found it helpfulSep 6th, 2019
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.5

Amazing what a couple of years does. Napa Cabs are rising in price, but there’s still nothing in the world that tastes like this. Dried raspberry, dried berry spice, mid palate of dark chocolate, burnt leaves and earth, finishes dry, musty with a touch of wood. Robust but calm tannin. Magnificent.

Amazing what a couple of years does. Napa Cabs are rising in price, but there’s still nothing in the world that tastes like this. Dried raspberry, dried berry spice, mid palate of dark chocolate, burnt leaves and earth, finishes dry, musty with a touch of wood. Robust but calm tannin. Magnificent.

1 person found it helpfulJan 17th, 2019
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.6

The mid-1970’s had Burgess putting out very special wines. This 1973 was vibrating with life and unfurled a beautiful array of cassis and spice box aromas. Very refined. It’s all about the storage now.

The mid-1970’s had Burgess putting out very special wines. This 1973 was vibrating with life and unfurled a beautiful array of cassis and spice box aromas. Very refined. It’s all about the storage now.

1 person found it helpfulMar 5th, 2018
Joe Lucca

Amazing wine. 43 years and still going. Violets, camphor, well worn leather, spice box. Thank you so much @Jason Chang and @Flora Chang for bringing this gem!!!

Amazing wine. 43 years and still going. Violets, camphor, well worn leather, spice box. Thank you so much @Jason Chang and @Flora Chang for bringing this gem!!!

1 person found it helpfulFeb 24th, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

Given the age, I had to be generous on the rating. Definitely the oldest Napa Cab I've tried! Albeit end of life, notes of ripe fruit, tobacco and wet sawdust. I feel fortunate to have shared this wine with some great friends (old and new).

Given the age, I had to be generous on the rating. Definitely the oldest Napa Cab I've tried! Albeit end of life, notes of ripe fruit, tobacco and wet sawdust. I feel fortunate to have shared this wine with some great friends (old and new).

Feb 24th, 2017
Samuel James

Serious #napa #cab

Aug 24th, 2016
Sylvia Bednarz

Happy new year!

Happy new year!

Jan 1st, 2016
Greg Koslosky

Textbook California Cabernet wonderful fruit ,mineral , earth still some tannins . Pretty incredible bottle .

Textbook California Cabernet wonderful fruit ,mineral , earth still some tannins . Pretty incredible bottle .

Nov 29th, 2015