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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.1413 ratings
9.040 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
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Anette Falkner

Anette had this 3 years ago

Anette had this 3 years ago

2 people found it helpfulFeb 13th, 2018
Jordan Gianelli

A shocker. Less is more in this case. The wine has grace and balance, I don't recall such acidity in previous vintages. 2010 made everyone grown up.

A shocker. Less is more in this case. The wine has grace and balance, I don't recall such acidity in previous vintages. 2010 made everyone grown up.

2 people found it helpfulDec 3rd, 2013
Shay A
9.4

Finally getting around to posting Day 5 in Napa, our final day. 5 years in a row visiting...hope to make it 6 next year!

My wife could smell this as it was being poured in our glasses and said it was already going to be her favorite. Big, ripe and rich. Think the ABV was around 15.5, so while that’s high, it didn’t taste that way. Loads of dark red fruit like black cherry. Sweet cherry tobacco, dark chocolate, fig, and baked pie. Nothing finesse about this, just a flavorful Napa Cab. Really enjoyable.

Finally getting around to posting Day 5 in Napa, our final day. 5 years in a row visiting...hope to make it 6 next year!

My wife could smell this as it was being poured in our glasses and said it was already going to be her favorite. Big, ripe and rich. Think the ABV was around 15.5, so while that’s high, it didn’t taste that way. Loads of dark red fruit like black cherry. Sweet cherry tobacco, dark chocolate, fig, and baked pie. Nothing finesse about this, just a flavorful Napa Cab. Really enjoyable.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 6th, 2019
Chris Laughlin

Chris had this 3 years ago

Chris had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMar 30th, 2018
Brett Rogosin

Nose of ripe blackberry and earth. Blueberry. Vanilla, but just a touch. On the mouth it's young, but tasty. Silky dark berries. Solid bottle of wine.

Nose of ripe blackberry and earth. Blueberry. Vanilla, but just a touch. On the mouth it's young, but tasty. Silky dark berries. Solid bottle of wine.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 14th, 2016
Ron R
9.2

Snowed in and cuddling up to a great Napa cab! For a difficult vintage, this is a very good effort. Great texture, volume and finish. Sweet and expansive on the finish. Taste profile is dominated by coffee and maraschino cherries. Nice.

Snowed in and cuddling up to a great Napa cab! For a difficult vintage, this is a very good effort. Great texture, volume and finish. Sweet and expansive on the finish. Taste profile is dominated by coffee and maraschino cherries. Nice.

1 person found it helpfulJan 24th, 2016
Rebecca Fletcher

Ruby color. Ripe fruit, red and black cherry, plum. Spice, cedar, leather. M+ tannin, m body. Black berries, plum. Long finish. An elegant wine.

Ruby color. Ripe fruit, red and black cherry, plum. Spice, cedar, leather. M+ tannin, m body. Black berries, plum. Long finish. An elegant wine.

1 person found it helpfulJan 14th, 2016
Joe Luce

Very nice wine. Balanced. Not too much fruit. Not too dry. Fabulous taste in the tongue front end and big and strong at the end. Definitely up for a repeat.

Very nice wine. Balanced. Not too much fruit. Not too dry. Fabulous taste in the tongue front end and big and strong at the end. Definitely up for a repeat.

1 person found it helpfulNov 3rd, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.3

This is Plumpjack's project up on Howell mountain

This is Plumpjack's project up on Howell mountain

1 person found it helpfulJan 29th, 2014
Carl Fischer

Still quite tannic at this point, we didn't have the opportunity to decant, though this wine would benefit from a 1-2 hour one. Great fruit flavors. Medium to full bodied. A very nice wine.

Still quite tannic at this point, we didn't have the opportunity to decant, though this wine would benefit from a 1-2 hour one. Great fruit flavors. Medium to full bodied. A very nice wine.

May 28th, 2017