Cimarossa

Rive di Cimarossa Cabernet Sauvignon

9.221 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, 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
Shay A
9.5

Fun afternoon at Classic with great company. Glad you could join us Bryan.

Personally, this epitomizes a wine that was opened at the right time and showed absolutely everything its got. Just a killer showing from a favorite Howell Mtn producer. Every single component was firing on all cylinders...the entire fruit spectrum on display on the nose alongside sandalwood and sweet pipe tobacco. The palate was deceptively dark yet still showed Cimarossa’s signature red clay (at least that’s what I call it). Soft in the beginning with a velvet fist in the middle. Plenty of structure here to cruise for a while. Wonderful bottle
@Mark Flesher !

Fun afternoon at Classic with great company. Glad you could join us Bryan.

Personally, this epitomizes a wine that was opened at the right time and showed absolutely everything its got. Just a killer showing from a favorite Howell Mtn producer. Every single component was firing on all cylinders...the entire fruit spectrum on display on the nose alongside sandalwood and sweet pipe tobacco. The palate was deceptively dark yet still showed Cimarossa’s signature red clay (at least that’s what I call it). Soft in the beginning with a velvet fist in the middle. Plenty of structure here to cruise for a while. Wonderful bottle
@Mark Flesher !

May 11th, 2019
Tracy Hall

Wow

Wow

1 person found it helpfulJul 22nd, 2014
Tom Kobylarz

If you don't know Cimarossa yet, you should. Not only do they make 4 different Cabernet from 3 different site positions and soils on a peak way up on Howell Mountain in Napa (#4 is a blend of the 3), Dino has a passion wine of Nebbiolo that imo is the best Nebbiolo outside of Northern Italy.

This is juicy, sleek, with well defined and fresh blackberry and raspberry, ripe and fleshy tannins that let.you know we are on Howell Mountain. 30-45 minutes open in bottle and it was in high gear.
#cimarossa

If you don't know Cimarossa yet, you should. Not only do they make 4 different Cabernet from 3 different site positions and soils on a peak way up on Howell Mountain in Napa (#4 is a blend of the 3), Dino has a passion wine of Nebbiolo that imo is the best Nebbiolo outside of Northern Italy.

This is juicy, sleek, with well defined and fresh blackberry and raspberry, ripe and fleshy tannins that let.you know we are on Howell Mountain. 30-45 minutes open in bottle and it was in high gear.
#cimarossa

Jul 23rd, 2016
Bernard Rethore

Owner, Fion Wines

8.8

Not much fruit but plenty of flowers. It was like sitting on the porch of your favorite winery smelling the various scents of the Valley. I rocked in my chair, felt the warmth on my face, and sipped this elegant bouquet.

Not much fruit but plenty of flowers. It was like sitting on the porch of your favorite winery smelling the various scents of the Valley. I rocked in my chair, felt the warmth on my face, and sipped this elegant bouquet.

Apr 19th, 2015
GWW
9.0

Cherry Cola. Nose was lacking but tasted better

Cherry Cola. Nose was lacking but tasted better

Dec 18th, 2016
Nicholas Cairnes

nice, light, slightly sweet

nice, light, slightly sweet

Aug 10th, 2015
Richard Adams

Good Cali Cab to kick off Grateful Dead's Farewell Tour. Blackberry, licorice, menthol. Epic year.

Good Cali Cab to kick off Grateful Dead's Farewell Tour. Blackberry, licorice, menthol. Epic year.

Jun 28th, 2015
Carol Kellett

Absolute deliciousness!

Absolute deliciousness!

Feb 1st, 2015
John Rollins

All I can say is DELICIOUS!!!

All I can say is DELICIOUS!!!

Sep 22nd, 2014
Tony Pescatore

Great family winery - super wine (and olive oil too)

Great family winery - super wine (and olive oil too)

May 5th, 2013