Courtney Benham

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.735 ratings
8.01 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
Roy Goble

Unimpressed

Unimpressed

1 person found it helpfulNov 28th, 2019
Sabrina I

Great cab enjoyed with the ladies in Millbrae

Great cab enjoyed with the ladies in Millbrae

May 8th, 2021
TwistedFaeryTales

Great flavor and mouth feel

Great flavor and mouth feel

Jan 21st, 2021
Norma Munoz

So, I have a saying: “don’t dirty my water”. I say that when I believe something and don’t want you to burst my bubble. I took a couple sips of this one, checked the price and thought I had discovered America (again). But then I read other reviews....time passed while reading these reviews and the wine went from bursting in my mouth with full bodied terroir and flavor to meh. It lost its “thickness”. Even the finish was significantly shortened the longer it stayed open. The only thing I was going to complain about was the twist off cork, but now. 3 glasses and an hour after opening it (more or less) my water was dirtied. This wine is just ok. For the price, not bad. Drink quickly. It fizzles out quickly.

So, I have a saying: “don’t dirty my water”. I say that when I believe something and don’t want you to burst my bubble. I took a couple sips of this one, checked the price and thought I had discovered America (again). But then I read other reviews....time passed while reading these reviews and the wine went from bursting in my mouth with full bodied terroir and flavor to meh. It lost its “thickness”. Even the finish was significantly shortened the longer it stayed open. The only thing I was going to complain about was the twist off cork, but now. 3 glasses and an hour after opening it (more or less) my water was dirtied. This wine is just ok. For the price, not bad. Drink quickly. It fizzles out quickly.

Nov 6th, 2020
Jeffrey Woo

Ruby hue with high saturation. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, cherry, leather, oak, plum, and tar. Medium-plus body; full, firm, grippy tannins; and medium-high acidity. A little hot on the backend (14.1% ABV). Earthy and black fruits on the nose, with plush, smooth mouthfeel, and a warming finish of medium-minus length. A good Napa Cab, though a few more years in bottle would round out any remaining roughness.

Ruby hue with high saturation. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, cherry, leather, oak, plum, and tar. Medium-plus body; full, firm, grippy tannins; and medium-high acidity. A little hot on the backend (14.1% ABV). Earthy and black fruits on the nose, with plush, smooth mouthfeel, and a warming finish of medium-minus length. A good Napa Cab, though a few more years in bottle would round out any remaining roughness.

Jun 29th, 2020
Joe Christenson

Inky blueberry and blackberry. Nice leathery and tobacco notes. Solid entry level Napa cab.

Inky blueberry and blackberry. Nice leathery and tobacco notes. Solid entry level Napa cab.

Jun 6th, 2020
Gary Nishimura

Good would buy again. Felt like it was a light Cab but good with the tri tip we had.

Good would buy again. Felt like it was a light Cab but good with the tri tip we had.

May 31st, 2020
Katie

People pleaser. Terry graduation idea.

People pleaser. Terry graduation idea.

May 23rd, 2020
Michelle Connely

Consumed 05/2020. No write up on the bottle to tell you about it. This was the cheapest one of this brand that I saw and I thought I would start with it. Not a fan, but willing to try some of her others.

Consumed 05/2020. No write up on the bottle to tell you about it. This was the cheapest one of this brand that I saw and I thought I would start with it. Not a fan, but willing to try some of her others.

May 20th, 2020
Taylor Slyder

Tried this one for our Napa Valley edition of Wine x Read club. Really big fan - it felt slightly lighter than most of the cabs I drink.

“Aromas of blueberries, spices, chocolate and flowers with some herbal undertones. Full-bodied with chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Bring this wine with you to your next dinner party!”

I didn’t really get blueberries but definitely the herbal undertones and spices. Could smell the chocolate a little but not in an overly sweet way. Definitely agree on this being perfect for a dinner party! I would buy this in bulk and swap out the Leese Fitch for dinner once in a while.

Tried this one for our Napa Valley edition of Wine x Read club. Really big fan - it felt slightly lighter than most of the cabs I drink.

“Aromas of blueberries, spices, chocolate and flowers with some herbal undertones. Full-bodied with chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Bring this wine with you to your next dinner party!”

I didn’t really get blueberries but definitely the herbal undertones and spices. Could smell the chocolate a little but not in an overly sweet way. Definitely agree on this being perfect for a dinner party! I would buy this in bulk and swap out the Leese Fitch for dinner once in a while.

Apr 18th, 2020