DeSante

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

9.113 ratings
9.04 pro ratings
Oakville, 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
Matt Trader

This was absolutely lovely. Even after 7 years it needed 2 hours to open up but man, it was in a sweet spot. It's probably time to drink this now, maybe in the next 2 years at least. Supple stewed black fruits, sweet tobacco, decaying violets, dusty earth, and sweet cherry to the finish. Tannins were supple and soft, and I personally like the alcohol at 14.1% because it makes it elegant and comfortable to drink. Might just have to get some more of this one...

This was absolutely lovely. Even after 7 years it needed 2 hours to open up but man, it was in a sweet spot. It's probably time to drink this now, maybe in the next 2 years at least. Supple stewed black fruits, sweet tobacco, decaying violets, dusty earth, and sweet cherry to the finish. Tannins were supple and soft, and I personally like the alcohol at 14.1% because it makes it elegant and comfortable to drink. Might just have to get some more of this one...

Jan 23rd, 2017
Scott Kirkpatrick

Approachable, but complex. Lighter than the typical Napa Cab which really makes this sing. David DeSante might just be the smartest winemaker in Napa.

Approachable, but complex. Lighter than the typical Napa Cab which really makes this sing. David DeSante might just be the smartest winemaker in Napa.

Nov 29th, 2013
Edmund Lau

Small production Napa cab. Quite pleasant, balanced and medium body.

Small production Napa cab. Quite pleasant, balanced and medium body.

Mar 24th, 2014
Ray Claes

This was full bodied but incredibly smooth

This was full bodied but incredibly smooth

Dec 21st, 2013
Stephen Clark

Stephen had this 6 years ago

Stephen had this 6 years ago

May 17th, 2015
Punky Mahle

Punky had this 7 years ago

Punky had this 7 years ago

Apr 2nd, 2014
Lloyd McCall

Lloyd had this 2 months ago

Lloyd had this 2 months ago

Mar 16th, 2021
Roseanne McCool

Roseanne had this 6 years ago

Roseanne had this 6 years ago

Nov 1st, 2015
Greg March

Greg had this 7 years ago

Greg had this 7 years ago

Apr 24th, 2014
Bill Bellano

Bill had this 7 years ago

Bill had this 7 years ago

Feb 22nd, 2014