Caterwaul

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.311 ratings
9.31 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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9.3

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is not just gorgeous, it is also one of the best values readers will come across. Ripe, juicy and expressive, the 2018 once again hits all the right notes. Inky dark fruit, smoke, licorice, spice and sweet floral accents all race out of the glass. Readers will have a very hard time finding a better wine for the money. The balance of various appellations works so well here. The Caterwaul Napa Valley bottling might just be the finest wine in the market in its price range. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2021)

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is not just gorgeous, it is also one of the best values readers will come across. Ripe, juicy and expressive, the 2018 once again hits all the right notes. Inky dark fruit, smoke, licorice, spice and sweet floral accents all race out of the glass. Readers will have a very hard time finding a better wine for the money. The balance of various appellations works so well here. The Caterwaul Napa Valley bottling might just be the finest wine in the market in its price range. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2021)

Jan 13th, 2021
Scott Kahn

A surprisingly soft Cabernet that is arguably one of the best wines for the cost that I’ve tasted. Perfectly balanced with a mélange of pleasant notes - anise, black fruit, and gravel. Very enjoyable now, but worthy of cellaring if you have the restraint to wait!!

A surprisingly soft Cabernet that is arguably one of the best wines for the cost that I’ve tasted. Perfectly balanced with a mélange of pleasant notes - anise, black fruit, and gravel. Very enjoyable now, but worthy of cellaring if you have the restraint to wait!!

Jan 21st, 2022
Deborah M

Really nice to find such a great wine at an excellent value. This is one to enjoy sooner rather than later. Drinks like a higher priced Napa Cab. Expressive nose. Dark fruit. Baking spices. Full bodied. Somewhat grippy tannins. So glad that I picked up a few of these after reading about it. (QPR at $49)

Really nice to find such a great wine at an excellent value. This is one to enjoy sooner rather than later. Drinks like a higher priced Napa Cab. Expressive nose. Dark fruit. Baking spices. Full bodied. Somewhat grippy tannins. So glad that I picked up a few of these after reading about it. (QPR at $49)

Aug 22nd, 2021
Tom Kohli

Excellent!

Excellent!

Feb 27th, 2021
Steve Sánchez

Solid Cab for the $50 range. Beautiful dark inky purple , some acidity upfront , eucalyptus and baking spices. Black and white pepper. 14.5%

Solid Cab for the $50 range. Beautiful dark inky purple , some acidity upfront , eucalyptus and baking spices. Black and white pepper. 14.5%

Dec 13th, 2020
Eric L.

For a $50 Napa Cabernet with free shipping, this is a slam dunk. Delicious already, but should be even better down the road.

For a $50 Napa Cabernet with free shipping, this is a slam dunk. Delicious already, but should be even better down the road.

Nov 3rd, 2020
TheSkip

I was very excited to try this and even used @Paul T- Huntington Beach to justify not letting it rest after shipping. I think this is going to be really good. It needs a bit of time. For TRB Cabernet, this is a steal!

I was very excited to try this and even used @Paul T- Huntington Beach to justify not letting it rest after shipping. I think this is going to be really good. It needs a bit of time. For TRB Cabernet, this is a steal!

Oct 23rd, 2020
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Pop & pour,
Better than the 17, its not a thinker just a drinker.


Caterwaul is a collaborative project between Thomas Rivers Brown and Matt Hardon. Thomas Rivers Brown is the winemaker for some of Napa and Sonoma’s most iconic labels (Schrader Cellars, Outpost and his own Rivers-Marie), has more than twenty 100-point wines on his resume. Matt Hardin, is a 6th generation Napa resident and farmer, is a partner in Barbour Vineyards, one of the most renowned vineyard

Pop & pour,
Better than the 17, its not a thinker just a drinker.


Caterwaul is a collaborative project between Thomas Rivers Brown and Matt Hardon. Thomas Rivers Brown is the winemaker for some of Napa and Sonoma’s most iconic labels (Schrader Cellars, Outpost and his own Rivers-Marie), has more than twenty 100-point wines on his resume. Matt Hardin, is a 6th generation Napa resident and farmer, is a partner in Barbour Vineyards, one of the most renowned vineyard

Aug 10th, 2020
Laith A

TRB wine... Still very young and certainly needs more time and air... I coravin’d a glass just to try it.. still hot and slightly muted but opened up with time! Baked blueberry pie aromas and flavors .. this had good potential!!

TRB wine... Still very young and certainly needs more time and air... I coravin’d a glass just to try it.. still hot and slightly muted but opened up with time! Baked blueberry pie aromas and flavors .. this had good potential!!

Jun 26th, 2020
Errol Mclaughlin

Errol had this 4 months ago

Errol had this 4 months ago

Sep 12th, 2021