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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.38 ratings
8.92 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Tracy Hall

1984. Wow. This was a surprise wine, showing well. Never would have guessed Napa. Smooth, well balanced

1984. Wow. This was a surprise wine, showing well. Never would have guessed Napa. Smooth, well balanced

Jan 19th, 2015
T McGowan

Spectacular!

Spectacular!

Mar 12th, 2015
JKT
9.2

Signed bottle from GBH and noticed seepage and slight bulge in cork so thought it a goner. But what a glorious classic dusty acidic old timey Cali Cab! Perhaps past its 'prime' in terms of primary fruit, deep garnet color but with very subdued nose, a classic palate with tobacco, leather and all that classic Cab notes and long finish. Still lively and an elegant wine. Wow! Next day nose opened up with Sherry and mushrooms notes and more silkiness on palate.

Signed bottle from GBH and noticed seepage and slight bulge in cork so thought it a goner. But what a glorious classic dusty acidic old timey Cali Cab! Perhaps past its 'prime' in terms of primary fruit, deep garnet color but with very subdued nose, a classic palate with tobacco, leather and all that classic Cab notes and long finish. Still lively and an elegant wine. Wow! Next day nose opened up with Sherry and mushrooms notes and more silkiness on palate.

Feb 2nd, 2019
Adam Nesto

1984—excellent wine. Good spice. Cherry. Preserved Lemon. Leather. Oak.

1984—excellent wine. Good spice. Cherry. Preserved Lemon. Leather. Oak.

Dec 25th, 2018
Peter Arzhintar

1984 vintage. Tasted blind. Cherry and tobacco followed by hints of oak. And it just smells *old*. Mild sharp drying tannin and backed by strong acidity.

1984 vintage. Tasted blind. Cherry and tobacco followed by hints of oak. And it just smells *old*. Mild sharp drying tannin and backed by strong acidity.

Aug 2nd, 2015
Michael Horkay

Really good example of aged ca cab. In decline with graceful flavors of cedar and tobacco with still a good amount of ripe fruit.

Really good example of aged ca cab. In decline with graceful flavors of cedar and tobacco with still a good amount of ripe fruit.

Jan 19th, 2015
Dave Smigielski

Dave had this 6 years ago

Dave had this 6 years ago

Oct 29th, 2013
William Garrett

William had this 6 years ago

William had this 6 years ago

Feb 2nd, 2014