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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.7315 ratings
8.83 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
Linda Hawk

So disappointed. First taste was without food, un-aerated. There are a few layers and it's slightly smokey, but it was the slipperiest red wine I've ever tasted, practically no tannins. If that's to your liking, then you'll like this. I prefer a cab with more grip and body. It improved slightly with food, but not enough to buy it again for $20. I have no idea why this is TotalWine's #1 wine. Maybe for those who are entry-level.

So disappointed. First taste was without food, un-aerated. There are a few layers and it's slightly smokey, but it was the slipperiest red wine I've ever tasted, practically no tannins. If that's to your liking, then you'll like this. I prefer a cab with more grip and body. It improved slightly with food, but not enough to buy it again for $20. I have no idea why this is TotalWine's #1 wine. Maybe for those who are entry-level.

5 people found it helpfulOct 9th, 2015
Sofia Horvath

Total Wine employee recommendation for a Napa Cab under $20. Not bad. I'd buy again. Aeration did it good.

Total Wine employee recommendation for a Napa Cab under $20. Not bad. I'd buy again. Aeration did it good.

5 people found it helpfulSep 28th, 2015
Adam Greenberg

Solid everyday cab from Napa. The price is great. Dark fruit with medium to full body. Nicer than an everyday wine, but not a special occasion wine.

Solid everyday cab from Napa. The price is great. Dark fruit with medium to full body. Nicer than an everyday wine, but not a special occasion wine.

4 people found it helpfulMay 6th, 2015
Tom
7.2

Meh. Not exciting

Meh. Not exciting

2 people found it helpfulDec 18th, 2015
Nicole Penalva

Opened when Meg was in town. Recommended at Total Wine $19.99. Delicious, would buy again.

Opened when Meg was in town. Recommended at Total Wine $19.99. Delicious, would buy again.

1 person found it helpfulDec 12th, 2015
Patrick Roddy

Decanted for two hour and ended up not finishing the whole bottle. Flat, sub-par table wine. Purple with a tinge of brown. Fruit forward with no spicy and a body too light for my taste. I purchased based on it being the #1 recommendation by Total Wine and am disappointed.

Decanted for two hour and ended up not finishing the whole bottle. Flat, sub-par table wine. Purple with a tinge of brown. Fruit forward with no spicy and a body too light for my taste. I purchased based on it being the #1 recommendation by Total Wine and am disappointed.

1 person found it helpfulDec 6th, 2015
Joel Holland

Nice nose of coffee, chocolate and a distinct dark fruit (cassis?). Taste: Sweet but thick, with the fruit (currants/cassis) immediately present, followed by hints of coffee, and ending with a nice finish of caramel chocolate. The finish is long and particularly impressive--like you just ate a caramel. Nice wine, but lacks any mouth watering spice. Nice taste, but almost flat.

Nice nose of coffee, chocolate and a distinct dark fruit (cassis?). Taste: Sweet but thick, with the fruit (currants/cassis) immediately present, followed by hints of coffee, and ending with a nice finish of caramel chocolate. The finish is long and particularly impressive--like you just ate a caramel. Nice wine, but lacks any mouth watering spice. Nice taste, but almost flat.

1 person found it helpfulDec 5th, 2015
Windy Schneider

Good everyday wine, but nothing special. Pretty mild and blah in flavor. Smooth but don't expect much more.

Good everyday wine, but nothing special. Pretty mild and blah in flavor. Smooth but don't expect much more.

1 person found it helpfulDec 1st, 2015
Dave LeValley

Very solid cab

Very solid cab

1 person found it helpfulNov 26th, 2015
Katie Miller

Wine #4 - First Wine Club @ Millers

Wine #4 - First Wine Club @ Millers

1 person found it helpfulNov 21st, 2015