Cain Vineyard & Winery

Cain Five Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.2495 ratings
9.197 pro ratings
Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec
Top Notes For
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.9

Green olive notes. Lean. Nice weight.

Green olive notes. Lean. Nice weight.

Nov 14th, 2017
Megan Stockton

Great earthiness with a core of pure fruit. Beautifully integrated oak. Tasting really great at 10 years old.

Great earthiness with a core of pure fruit. Beautifully integrated oak. Tasting really great at 10 years old.

Oct 3rd, 2017
Michael Gallegos

Sales & Hospitality Red Car Winery

8.8

Seemed a bit young. Black currant, blackberry, spicy, small touch of pyrazine. Had good structure and acid so I'd expect it to refine more.

Seemed a bit young. Black currant, blackberry, spicy, small touch of pyrazine. Had good structure and acid so I'd expect it to refine more.

Sep 1st, 2017
Christanna Honer

It's been years since I've had this. 06 is singing right now- Dried plum, tobacco, tarragon, a touch of dried mushroom/stinky earth/old leather boot. This is such a distinctive Napa Red, and highly enjoyable.

It's been years since I've had this. 06 is singing right now- Dried plum, tobacco, tarragon, a touch of dried mushroom/stinky earth/old leather boot. This is such a distinctive Napa Red, and highly enjoyable.

3 people found it helpfulAug 20th, 2017
Rebecca Hopkins

PR Folio Fine Wine Partners

7.9

With all the pent up expectation I expected more. Black fruits with some spiciness but Relatively simple on palate finishing short.

With all the pent up expectation I expected more. Black fruits with some spiciness but Relatively simple on palate finishing short.

3 people found it helpfulJul 21st, 2014
Tom Kobylarz

Napa wines are where I got my start and '97-'02 was my playtime, it's great to taste an excellent wine like this 15 years later when people back then said Napa would only age 6-10 years tops. Many like this one can go 20, or in some cases 30 years. Cheers to the #oldschool which seems to be the #newschool.

Napa wines are where I got my start and '97-'02 was my playtime, it's great to taste an excellent wine like this 15 years later when people back then said Napa would only age 6-10 years tops. Many like this one can go 20, or in some cases 30 years. Cheers to the #oldschool which seems to be the #newschool.

1 person found it helpfulMay 31st, 2016
Ludovic Poirier

Great five classic blend 👍🍷#cainfivewine

Great five classic blend 👍🍷#cainfivewine

Apr 22nd, 2017
Adam Jesberger

Like an extremely high quality left bank bdx in a ripe vintage. Lots of graphite pencil lead and sweet pipe tobacco with rich earthiness. Not lacking any black fruit either. This wine is showing well now but i bet its even better in 10 years.

Like an extremely high quality left bank bdx in a ripe vintage. Lots of graphite pencil lead and sweet pipe tobacco with rich earthiness. Not lacking any black fruit either. This wine is showing well now but i bet its even better in 10 years.

Mar 6th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

Medium to deep mix of ruby and garnet red. Bigger punch on the nose than the 2006. A touch smoky, and dark fruits in the finish. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Palate started off a bit tight but then had some black cherries and woody notes. Great structure and a bit of graphite in the dry long finish. Drink till 2030. (93+)

Medium to deep mix of ruby and garnet red. Bigger punch on the nose than the 2006. A touch smoky, and dark fruits in the finish. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Palate started off a bit tight but then had some black cherries and woody notes. Great structure and a bit of graphite in the dry long finish. Drink till 2030. (93+)

Mar 1st, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Deep to medium garnet red with a touch of bricking on the edges. Layered nose with a touch of earthy notes, spices, a little dark cocoa, smoky and darker berries on the finish. Moderate tannins (6.5/10) and full bodied. A little savory on the attack with mixed black cherries. A bit of bark and a dry long finish. As it opened up there was a lot more red berries. Drink till 2022.

Deep to medium garnet red with a touch of bricking on the edges. Layered nose with a touch of earthy notes, spices, a little dark cocoa, smoky and darker berries on the finish. Moderate tannins (6.5/10) and full bodied. A little savory on the attack with mixed black cherries. A bit of bark and a dry long finish. As it opened up there was a lot more red berries. Drink till 2022.

Mar 1st, 2017