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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.321 ratings
9.45 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
Jimmy Smith

Director, West and North London Wine School

9.3

Lovely gravelly note. Smoky, oaky, tobacco, cedar. Saint-Julien-like rich black fruit. Wonderful. Good sweet fruit, blackcurrant, good oak, meaty. Lovely oak on the finish, cedary, gravelly.

Lovely gravelly note. Smoky, oaky, tobacco, cedar. Saint-Julien-like rich black fruit. Wonderful. Good sweet fruit, blackcurrant, good oak, meaty. Lovely oak on the finish, cedary, gravelly.

Jun 10th, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

Appearance
Clear, ruby in color with a deep intensity.
Nose
Clean, with medium+ intensity of graphite, cassis, plum, and ripe summer blueberry aromas. I would say as generous as the nose is it is still developing.
Palate
Dry, with medium- acidity, medium+ tannin, medium+ alcohol and a full body. Medium+ intensity of creme d'cassis, graphite, and plum sauce. The flavors are on the dark side but the palate has lift and is not weighty. The finish is medium+ in length and the tannin shows to be a little grainy here.

Appearance
Clear, ruby in color with a deep intensity.
Nose
Clean, with medium+ intensity of graphite, cassis, plum, and ripe summer blueberry aromas. I would say as generous as the nose is it is still developing.
Palate
Dry, with medium- acidity, medium+ tannin, medium+ alcohol and a full body. Medium+ intensity of creme d'cassis, graphite, and plum sauce. The flavors are on the dark side but the palate has lift and is not weighty. The finish is medium+ in length and the tannin shows to be a little grainy here.

May 9th, 2015
Bob McClenahan

Sophisticated

Sophisticated

Mar 27th, 2015
Jocelyn Hoar

Room to age ... Beautiful balance. Briar, dark fruit, good mid-palate and medium tannin. I want to be Rosemary when I grow up.

Room to age ... Beautiful balance. Briar, dark fruit, good mid-palate and medium tannin. I want to be Rosemary when I grow up.

Feb 22nd, 2015
Thomas Sorbo

Great fruit and soft tannins. Could go many more years in the cellar.

Great fruit and soft tannins. Could go many more years in the cellar.

Dec 26th, 2016
Bruce Evans

#drainthecellar party

Mar 6th, 2016
Jim Edwards

Big and naughty. Let it breath for at least 1 hour

Big and naughty. Let it breath for at least 1 hour

Nov 20th, 2015
Rob Sternthal

Rich. Fruity. Wonderful.

Rich. Fruity. Wonderful.

Mar 1st, 2014
Michael Hildebrandt

Rich purple fruit and velvety tannins that just continue to evolve on your tongue. Such a unique wine.

Rich purple fruit and velvety tannins that just continue to evolve on your tongue. Such a unique wine.

Jan 13th, 2013
Jason Gavin

Jason had this 6 years ago

Jason had this 6 years ago

Oct 26th, 2013