Gibbs

Obsidian Block Cabernet Sauvignon

9.139 ratings
8.73 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.9

Next was the Cabernet Sauvignon from Obsidian Block which is actually located on the Gibbs Estate. Wine was a deep crimson red. Nose had some interesting characteristics of some greenery and dust. Once it started to open up there was something a little dirty like moldy cheese, baking spices and undertones of dark berries. The palate changed quite a bit between day one and day two. On day one there were slight prunes and candied fruit just before the finish. On day two that wore off to light red berries with slightly more acidity and moderate tannins (5/10). Body was moderate and thinned out right before the moderate dry and acidic finish. Just wanted to note that this had a decent amount of Petit Verdot in the blend, around 16%.

Another great wine from Gibbs Napa Valley, we would love to hopefully try out their reserve one day after seeing this great single vineyard Napa Cabernet. Definitely a great QPR/Value wine!

Next was the Cabernet Sauvignon from Obsidian Block which is actually located on the Gibbs Estate. Wine was a deep crimson red. Nose had some interesting characteristics of some greenery and dust. Once it started to open up there was something a little dirty like moldy cheese, baking spices and undertones of dark berries. The palate changed quite a bit between day one and day two. On day one there were slight prunes and candied fruit just before the finish. On day two that wore off to light red berries with slightly more acidity and moderate tannins (5/10). Body was moderate and thinned out right before the moderate dry and acidic finish. Just wanted to note that this had a decent amount of Petit Verdot in the blend, around 16%.

Another great wine from Gibbs Napa Valley, we would love to hopefully try out their reserve one day after seeing this great single vineyard Napa Cabernet. Definitely a great QPR/Value wine!

1 person found it helpfulMar 7th, 2016
Chris MacLean

Aggressively oaked. Had a glass one night and told myself I'd finish more of it the next day. On night two, I moved on after a third of a glass.

Aggressively oaked. Had a glass one night and told myself I'd finish more of it the next day. On night two, I moved on after a third of a glass.

1 person found it helpfulDec 26th, 2015
Phillip De Vous

A well-crafted tasty Napa Cabernet at a nice price. Velvet tannins with nice dark fruit and black cherry with a touch of pepper. It has all the elements of a thoroughly enjoyable wine.

A well-crafted tasty Napa Cabernet at a nice price. Velvet tannins with nice dark fruit and black cherry with a touch of pepper. It has all the elements of a thoroughly enjoyable wine.

1 person found it helpfulSep 14th, 2015
Vikki

At buon appetito in San Diego with the shuttle tracker crew

At buon appetito in San Diego with the shuttle tracker crew

Oct 16th, 2017
Carson Halley

Beautiful Cab with darker notes reminiscent of a Pinot Noir.

Beautiful Cab with darker notes reminiscent of a Pinot Noir.

Oct 6th, 2016
Natalie Corrado

Anniversary 😍

Anniversary 😍

Sep 10th, 2016
Diana You

"Covelle" evenings.

"Covelle" evenings.

Apr 8th, 2016
Karlee Hughes

Awesome cab! I would buy this in A heartbeat!!

Awesome cab! I would buy this in A heartbeat!!

Feb 28th, 2016
Robin Cheney

Got at Amazing Grapes for planner night with Brooke and CJ. Tasty but not spectacular.

Got at Amazing Grapes for planner night with Brooke and CJ. Tasty but not spectacular.

Jan 7th, 2016
Brian Herbolich

Loved the tannins and slight black licorice flavor. Really great value

Loved the tannins and slight black licorice flavor. Really great value

Jul 11th, 2015