John Anthony Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2213 ratings
9.022 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
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight's wine is a 2012 John Anthony Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose gives notes of black currant, black raspberry, tar, and black tea. On the palate I get black cherry, black raspberry, currant, plum and a little wet soil. There is medium + acidity and medium soft tannins. Just a little on the lighter side than I liked but overall a nice wine.

Tonight's wine is a 2012 John Anthony Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose gives notes of black currant, black raspberry, tar, and black tea. On the palate I get black cherry, black raspberry, currant, plum and a little wet soil. There is medium + acidity and medium soft tannins. Just a little on the lighter side than I liked but overall a nice wine.

2 people found it helpfulOct 24th, 2015
"Odedi"

Time for a nice Cabernet for my #FridayCabernetfix.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Rich and extracted.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity.

Dry and very fruity on the palate, with nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Showing black fruits with chocolate notes, tobacco, vanilla, black licorice, cedar, leather, earth, turmeric, dark coffee, spices and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This 2014 vintage was great, and it is showing. Drinking very nicely now, and a great sipping wine. Loved the nose once it opened up.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show the complexity, but after 4 hours it is really singing with a gorgeous nose. I would suggest being patient.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats, cheeses and dried fruits.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged for 24 months in French Oak barrels. A small production of only 321 cases.

15.4% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$70.

Time for a nice Cabernet for my #FridayCabernetfix.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Rich and extracted.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity.

Dry and very fruity on the palate, with nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Showing black fruits with chocolate notes, tobacco, vanilla, black licorice, cedar, leather, earth, turmeric, dark coffee, spices and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This 2014 vintage was great, and it is showing. Drinking very nicely now, and a great sipping wine. Loved the nose once it opened up.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show the complexity, but after 4 hours it is really singing with a gorgeous nose. I would suggest being patient.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats, cheeses and dried fruits.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged for 24 months in French Oak barrels. A small production of only 321 cases.

15.4% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$70.

1 person found it helpfulSep 3rd, 2021
AEL
9.0

A rich, interesting cab. Interesting nose, with tobacco, chocolate/coffee and maybe a cinnamon note. Almost crunchy mouthfeel. Nicely made. At Brian's for Christmas.

A rich, interesting cab. Interesting nose, with tobacco, chocolate/coffee and maybe a cinnamon note. Almost crunchy mouthfeel. Nicely made. At Brian's for Christmas.

1 person found it helpfulDec 26th, 2020
Mark Maruszak

Soft fruit forward napa cab. Hints of strawberry jam and blackberry. Integrated tannins.

Soft fruit forward napa cab. Hints of strawberry jam and blackberry. Integrated tannins.

1 person found it helpfulJul 14th, 2015
Eric Hwang

Young with lots of great red and black fruit with firm tannins and a long finish.

Young with lots of great red and black fruit with firm tannins and a long finish.

1 person found it helpfulJan 20th, 2014
Mike Coffey

Independent Wine Consultant & Sommelier

9.5

Very nice, should have held on to this one.

Very nice, should have held on to this one.

Jan 9th, 2016
Rafael Landestoy

I really really enjoyed this bottle. Popped and poured and drank beautifully well. Soft tannins, nice fruit and good finish.

I really really enjoyed this bottle. Popped and poured and drank beautifully well. Soft tannins, nice fruit and good finish.

Feb 11th, 2015
Corey Zamora, CSW

Hedonistic. Very sexy fruit in this wine.

Hedonistic. Very sexy fruit in this wine.

Dec 11th, 2014
Philip Ariza

lots of flavor. low tannins but a lingering flavor.

lots of flavor. low tannins but a lingering flavor.

May 14th, 2022
Greg Pennisi

Great New Years Eve bottle from a friend. Solid drinker, needs to rest a few more years.

Great New Years Eve bottle from a friend. Solid drinker, needs to rest a few more years.

Jan 2nd, 2022