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Cariad Napa Valley Red Blend

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

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Deep and dark ruby red with an opaque core that coats the glass. Layered and rich nose with notes of dark red berries, lots of floral notes, light cherry cola and black tea. Heavy tannins (8.5/10) and full bodied. Solid acidity and structure. Layered palate with anise, red cherries, raspberries, a touch savory and lots of minerality. Long finish but this needs time to become more integrated.

Deep and dark ruby red with an opaque core that coats the glass. Layered and rich nose with notes of dark red berries, lots of floral notes, light cherry cola and black tea. Heavy tannins (8.5/10) and full bodied. Solid acidity and structure. Layered palate with anise, red cherries, raspberries, a touch savory and lots of minerality. Long finish but this needs time to become more integrated.

Feb 7th, 2017
Andrew S

Red and blue fruits, minerals, earth, graphite. Somehow has finesse and elegance while feeling the power.

Red and blue fruits, minerals, earth, graphite. Somehow has finesse and elegance while feeling the power.

May 8th, 2016
Jens Lundqvist

Bartender/waiter/sommelier/ PA & Co

Closed down completly. Wait for five years until you open yours.

Closed down completly. Wait for five years until you open yours.

Dec 8th, 2016
David Leiman

Similar to 70 style Bordeaux. Amazing

Similar to 70 style Bordeaux. Amazing

Jun 5th, 2022
Ryan Mayes

Massive, lovely wine. Raspberry, blueberry, tea, tobacco leaves, wet oak, slate. Surprised at how different (better IMO) this was versus the 2012 IX Estate.

Massive, lovely wine. Raspberry, blueberry, tea, tobacco leaves, wet oak, slate. Surprised at how different (better IMO) this was versus the 2012 IX Estate.

Apr 25th, 2017
The Schwartz

A beauty

A beauty

Oct 21st, 2016
JKT
9.2

Nose that's a bit herbal and black fruits. Palate shows great fruit and flashy floral tones with great long finish. Tannins are silky. Aging potential unclear? $450. Well! GW tasting of 2012 CA Cab. 10/24/16.

Nose that's a bit herbal and black fruits. Palate shows great fruit and flashy floral tones with great long finish. Tannins are silky. Aging potential unclear? $450. Well! GW tasting of 2012 CA Cab. 10/24/16.

Sep 24th, 2016
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.3

Charles had this 5 years ago

Charles had this 5 years ago

Mar 22nd, 2017
Andru Wall

Andru had this 4 months ago

Andru had this 4 months ago

Apr 3rd, 2022
Paul G
9.7

Paul had this 2 years ago

Paul had this 2 years ago

Dec 4th, 2020