Cain Vineyard & Winery

Cain Five Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.361 ratings
9.39 pro ratings
Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
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
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
Pavle Milić

Restrained, nuanced, funky, beautifully balanced leaning towards elegance vs exuberance!

Restrained, nuanced, funky, beautifully balanced leaning towards elegance vs exuberance!

May 12th, 2016
David Devan

Another beautiful wine from Sprung Mountain AVA.

Another beautiful wine from Sprung Mountain AVA.

Sep 9th, 2015
Brenda Terzich-Garland

Caine 5, 2006. Color - dark crimson red and murky. Red plum pine and menthol on the nose floating with sweet age perfume and florals. An initial sweet plum blackberry flavor —soft and elegant. Tobacco cigar peppery long finish lingers on the taste buds bringing about the spices and milk chocolate on finish adding a satisfying and wonderful overall experience with the wine.

Caine 5, 2006. Color - dark crimson red and murky. Red plum pine and menthol on the nose floating with sweet age perfume and florals. An initial sweet plum blackberry flavor —soft and elegant. Tobacco cigar peppery long finish lingers on the taste buds bringing about the spices and milk chocolate on finish adding a satisfying and wonderful overall experience with the wine.

Jul 18th, 2020
Tom Garland

1 hour decant (little sediment). A murky dark crimson color with some slight bricking. On the nose: moderate notes of sweet aged cab perfume, red plum, little menthol, pine tree, floral. Taste: Elegant with soft tannins, plum, spice, cedar, earth..a milk chocolate long dry finish...Yum! drinking well and should for another 6 years

1 hour decant (little sediment). A murky dark crimson color with some slight bricking. On the nose: moderate notes of sweet aged cab perfume, red plum, little menthol, pine tree, floral. Taste: Elegant with soft tannins, plum, spice, cedar, earth..a milk chocolate long dry finish...Yum! drinking well and should for another 6 years

Jul 17th, 2020
Tom Garland

Decant for sediment. A brilliant medium ruby red color. On the nose: muted notes of milk chocolate, leather, floral, some red fruit. Taste: cedar, earthy, strawberry, plum, still some slight grippy tannins...nice long finish on this only 14.1% alcohol beauty.

Decant for sediment. A brilliant medium ruby red color. On the nose: muted notes of milk chocolate, leather, floral, some red fruit. Taste: cedar, earthy, strawberry, plum, still some slight grippy tannins...nice long finish on this only 14.1% alcohol beauty.

Oct 6th, 2019
Henry Fuseler

12/18. Another nice Napa Cab. Flavor and finish.

12/18. Another nice Napa Cab. Flavor and finish.

Dec 25th, 2018
Roberto Lartigue

Magnum style

Magnum style

Nov 23rd, 2018
Ted
9.2

Better on day 2. Darker dried red fruits and old worn leather. Last night at the beach😭

Better on day 2. Darker dried red fruits and old worn leather. Last night at the beach😭

Apr 6th, 2018