Cornerstone Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.194 ratings
9.129 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
Top Notes For
April Yap-Hennig

Wine writer SacredDrop.com

9.3

Dark cherry, smooth, cherry cola, leather, spicy, peppery, pretty wine. Really goes well with the Italian food. A favorite 2011 #Napa. @Cornerstone Cellars

Dark cherry, smooth, cherry cola, leather, spicy, peppery, pretty wine. Really goes well with the Italian food. A favorite 2011 #Napa. @Cornerstone Cellars

1 person found it helpfulMar 6th, 2015
Rafael Landestoy

See , this is what even another year of age can do to this wine. Whereas the 2011 Napa Cab fell short, the 2010 finished nicely on the palate and had a nice roundness and symmetry to it.

See , this is what even another year of age can do to this wine. Whereas the 2011 Napa Cab fell short, the 2010 finished nicely on the palate and had a nice roundness and symmetry to it.

1 person found it helpfulJan 24th, 2015
Paul Mabray

Founder VinTank

9.5

Great bottle of wine and love the new label.

Great bottle of wine and love the new label.

1 person found it helpfulOct 13th, 2013
Loren Grossman

Vintner Wilde Farm Wines

9.2

Lots of grip. Bramble mountain fruit and minerals. Legit.

Lots of grip. Bramble mountain fruit and minerals. Legit.

Aug 27th, 2016
Christine Havens

Black currant, smoky blueberries, cassis, and mint. Cornerstone Cellars 2012 Michael's Cuvée doesn't disappoint. It's opulent, with palate-drenching blackberries and blueberries, lovely purity of fruit with seductively sueded tannins. A blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot, this cuvée was assembled from the historic Oakville Station Vineyard (read that as To Kalon) 57%, 28% Kairos Vineyard, and 9% Ink Grade Vineyard on Howell Mountain. For the money, it's exceptional. 14.9% ABV | Sample

Black currant, smoky blueberries, cassis, and mint. Cornerstone Cellars 2012 Michael's Cuvée doesn't disappoint. It's opulent, with palate-drenching blackberries and blueberries, lovely purity of fruit with seductively sueded tannins. A blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot, this cuvée was assembled from the historic Oakville Station Vineyard (read that as To Kalon) 57%, 28% Kairos Vineyard, and 9% Ink Grade Vineyard on Howell Mountain. For the money, it's exceptional. 14.9% ABV | Sample

Jun 16th, 2016
BrixChick Liza

Micheal's Cuvée aromas of roasted toMato black raspberry, tobacco .. Like a@good converstionthatmeanders thos wine shifts I the glass and evolves. Great with the beef we matched to the pan glaze. Nice balancing acidity and gentle tannins. satiny mouthfeel pleasant balanced. delicious Finish of black raspberry, cocoa, resin and good times

Micheal's Cuvée aromas of roasted toMato black raspberry, tobacco .. Like a@good converstionthatmeanders thos wine shifts I the glass and evolves. Great with the beef we matched to the pan glaze. Nice balancing acidity and gentle tannins. satiny mouthfeel pleasant balanced. delicious Finish of black raspberry, cocoa, resin and good times

Jul 27th, 2015
Randy Fuller

This wine is dark and delicious. Opaque and deep burgundy, the nose brings an elegant package of cassis, graphite and smoke. The flavors are juicy and ripe, with blackberry and currant serving as a framework for the great oak effect. There are spices galore - cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper, anise, sage and even a hint of bell pepper. It's not a vegetal wine by a long shot, though. The richness and depth of the aromas and flavors are what I expect from a first-class Napa Valley Cab.

This wine is dark and delicious. Opaque and deep burgundy, the nose brings an elegant package of cassis, graphite and smoke. The flavors are juicy and ripe, with blackberry and currant serving as a framework for the great oak effect. There are spices galore - cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper, anise, sage and even a hint of bell pepper. It's not a vegetal wine by a long shot, though. The richness and depth of the aromas and flavors are what I expect from a first-class Napa Valley Cab.

May 23rd, 2015
Rafael Landestoy

Some years in the bottle in the cellar will probably do it some good. Beautiful nose and the initial sip was quite nice but then it just fell off of a cliff with a very short finish. The 2010s we tasted afterwards shows what this probably should be. We'll see...

Some years in the bottle in the cellar will probably do it some good. Beautiful nose and the initial sip was quite nice but then it just fell off of a cliff with a very short finish. The 2010s we tasted afterwards shows what this probably should be. We'll see...

Jan 24th, 2015
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

8.5

Big ripe CA nose. Loads of berries and dust. Nice concentration and only a skoche of heat at 14.3 but it's there. Good balance. Not my style but well made.

Big ripe CA nose. Loads of berries and dust. Nice concentration and only a skoche of heat at 14.3 but it's there. Good balance. Not my style but well made.

Jan 12th, 2015
Matthew Horbund

Rich opulence with tremendous Napa red and black berries and layers of coffee, mocha and spice. This Cornerstone Cellars 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley has been in my cellar for a few years. We broke it out for dinner with friends and it was very well received. A ton of power in the bottle, this would be amazing tonight or in 10 years--if you have the patience to wait!

Rich opulence with tremendous Napa red and black berries and layers of coffee, mocha and spice. This Cornerstone Cellars 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley has been in my cellar for a few years. We broke it out for dinner with friends and it was very well received. A ton of power in the bottle, this would be amazing tonight or in 10 years--if you have the patience to wait!

Dec 22nd, 2014