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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.430 ratings
9.49 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
Jay Eagan

The 02 was back when Tony Soter made the wine and this is a beautiful wine. It starts with a mocha tone and finishes with dark raspberries. While itโ€™s obviously aged, it still has a wonderful finish and a great balance. Truly a treat for day ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ‘†of quarantine - I think. Thank the lord my wine storage is considered important enough to still be open.

The 02 was back when Tony Soter made the wine and this is a beautiful wine. It starts with a mocha tone and finishes with dark raspberries. While itโ€™s obviously aged, it still has a wonderful finish and a great balance. Truly a treat for day ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ‘†of quarantine - I think. Thank the lord my wine storage is considered important enough to still be open.

Apr 7th, 2020
Marshall Parrish

Very good 14 yr Napa Cab. Mocca, stewed cherries and chocolate.

Very good 14 yr Napa Cab. Mocca, stewed cherries and chocolate.

Jul 28th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

Yet again 2002 blows me away. This is drinking, to me, well beyond its years and has plenty to go. The tannins have mellowed out to fine dusty silk. Plum, mocha and cassis with a sweet, creamy touch of well integrated oak are the perfume and the palate.

Yet again 2002 blows me away. This is drinking, to me, well beyond its years and has plenty to go. The tannins have mellowed out to fine dusty silk. Plum, mocha and cassis with a sweet, creamy touch of well integrated oak are the perfume and the palate.

Aug 1st, 2015
Marshall Parrish

What an amazing bottle! Great balance and flavors changing constantly

What an amazing bottle! Great balance and flavors changing constantly

Jun 18th, 2014
Robert S.

Outstanding.

Outstanding.

Jan 1st, 2019
wayne potvin

Plush on the nose. Great color. Seems to be lacking in the middle. There is a nice fruit component that to me is hiding. A nice long, very long finish....... all in all, Iโ€™m feeling that this one is upside down at the moment or just a little off. Still extremely tasty.........ADDITION: after several hours the fruit has emerged and is pleasingly rewarding. Perhaps I should have decanted.

Plush on the nose. Great color. Seems to be lacking in the middle. There is a nice fruit component that to me is hiding. A nice long, very long finish....... all in all, Iโ€™m feeling that this one is upside down at the moment or just a little off. Still extremely tasty.........ADDITION: after several hours the fruit has emerged and is pleasingly rewarding. Perhaps I should have decanted.

Mar 3rd, 2018
Jay Eagan

Epic example of Tony Soter's skills!

Epic example of Tony Soter's skills!

May 22nd, 2016
Mike Swadener

Dark chocolate, cherry, plum, leather, tobacco, roasted meat, sweetness of age but plenty of life left, especially for a half bottle!

Dark chocolate, cherry, plum, leather, tobacco, roasted meat, sweetness of age but plenty of life left, especially for a half bottle!

Dec 29th, 2015
Kim Mical

Gorgeous wine. Dark fruits, rich mocha, cedar notes. Stunning

Gorgeous wine. Dark fruits, rich mocha, cedar notes. Stunning

Dec 9th, 2015
Eugene Kim

Absolutely gorgeous Napa cab from the 2002 vintage. Gorgeous fruit with balanced acid and integrated tannins. Truly memorable wine.

Absolutely gorgeous Napa cab from the 2002 vintage. Gorgeous fruit with balanced acid and integrated tannins. Truly memorable wine.

Nov 6th, 2015