Cresta Velia

Cabernet Sauvignon

9.239 ratings
9.18 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
Jeff D.

Beautiful effort from John Giannini, TRB's assistant winemaker at Outpost. Loving thr '14's after a good 1.5 hr decant. Bright raspberry fruit transitions into stewed plums and cherries with warm baking spice. Love the story of this wine and the fact that this is 100% Howell Mtn fruit. 🙌 all around!

Beautiful effort from John Giannini, TRB's assistant winemaker at Outpost. Loving thr '14's after a good 1.5 hr decant. Bright raspberry fruit transitions into stewed plums and cherries with warm baking spice. Love the story of this wine and the fact that this is 100% Howell Mtn fruit. 🙌 all around!

Aug 31st, 2017
Tobin Trevarthen

A wonderful cab from Howell Mt. Big bing cherry.

A wonderful cab from Howell Mt. Big bing cherry.

Dec 6th, 2015
Chris Johnson

This is an up and coming cult wine!

This is an up and coming cult wine!

Jul 31st, 2015
Bill Bender

From TRBs assistant winemaker at Outpost. Solid effort.

From TRBs assistant winemaker at Outpost. Solid effort.

Nov 19th, 2014
Justin Schuchardt

2011

Oct 25th, 2014
Sam Hege

Great texture and oak integration. Tannins are lively, but inviting at this young age. A brightness that lifts a core of dark fruit with savory layers lingering just underneath.

Great texture and oak integration. Tannins are lively, but inviting at this young age. A brightness that lifts a core of dark fruit with savory layers lingering just underneath.

Aug 21st, 2019
Clive McNish

Another great California Cabernet, dark purple and violet in the glass. Fantastic initial nose, plenty of blackcurrant and mushroom as well as leaf and oak. It takes 30-45 minutes in the decanter to soften and smooth out a little. Taste is blackcurrants and spices with caramel, vanilla and lavender. After an hour there is a distinct rosemary addition to the nose. This wine will age further but current tannin levels are not too intrusive.The price at $80 is good value for money in my opinion. Will get some more to store.

Another great California Cabernet, dark purple and violet in the glass. Fantastic initial nose, plenty of blackcurrant and mushroom as well as leaf and oak. It takes 30-45 minutes in the decanter to soften and smooth out a little. Taste is blackcurrants and spices with caramel, vanilla and lavender. After an hour there is a distinct rosemary addition to the nose. This wine will age further but current tannin levels are not too intrusive.The price at $80 is good value for money in my opinion. Will get some more to store.

Jun 10th, 2018
Brian Rose

Very nice - earthy but not funky

Very nice - earthy but not funky

Apr 27th, 2018
Richard Shin

Classic Napa can. Nice.

Classic Napa can. Nice.

Aug 13th, 2017
Steve Fadden

Delicious and bold with a gorgeous deep purple color and strong strawberry notes with a little pepper and rubber cement notes.

Delicious and bold with a gorgeous deep purple color and strong strawberry notes with a little pepper and rubber cement notes.

May 19th, 2016