Kobalt

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.46 ratings
9.53 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
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

The nose is dark ripe fruits and beautiful purple florals. The 03 will continue it to evolve but not sure how much better it gets. The tannins are nearly completely resolved. The fruits are juicy & ripe; blackberries(nearly pancake syrup), blueberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, cooked raspberries & strawberries, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, it's got a bramble quality, black earth with a touch of crushed stones, a touch of spearmint, hint of eucalyptus, fresh purple florals, spice-box, tobacco leaf, the acidity is perfect as is; the balance, structure, length and long beautiful, velvety fruit finish. A nice follow up to the 2005 & had in the right order.

The nose is dark ripe fruits and beautiful purple florals. The 03 will continue it to evolve but not sure how much better it gets. The tannins are nearly completely resolved. The fruits are juicy & ripe; blackberries(nearly pancake syrup), blueberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, cooked raspberries & strawberries, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, it's got a bramble quality, black earth with a touch of crushed stones, a touch of spearmint, hint of eucalyptus, fresh purple florals, spice-box, tobacco leaf, the acidity is perfect as is; the balance, structure, length and long beautiful, velvety fruit finish. A nice follow up to the 2005 & had in the right order.

Dec 26th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.6

Blueberry syrup, boysenberries, blackberry compote, black raspberries, baking spices (vanilla), sweet minerals & dark moist earth and rich ripe elegant finish. Amazing short rib pair @ tableFive08 Salem, Or. & wine of the night!!! Wine this rich & lush isn't by accident.

Blueberry syrup, boysenberries, blackberry compote, black raspberries, baking spices (vanilla), sweet minerals & dark moist earth and rich ripe elegant finish. Amazing short rib pair @ tableFive08 Salem, Or. & wine of the night!!! Wine this rich & lush isn't by accident.

Jun 12th, 2016
Kevin Carriker

Owner Kobalt Wines

9.7

My last bottle.

My last bottle.

Jun 5th, 2013
Jim McCusker

For a 16-year-old cab. Awesome.

For a 16-year-old cab. Awesome.

Sep 15th, 2019
The Schwartz

Surprisingly smooth and elegant and in great place

Surprisingly smooth and elegant and in great place

Nov 30th, 2016
Gregg Cotler

Gregg had this 6 years ago

Gregg had this 6 years ago

Nov 3rd, 2013