Le Pich

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2252 ratings
9.131 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

9.2

The nose reveals; dark, floral currants. Ripe; blackberries, black plum, black raspberries blue fruits & dark cherries. Black licorice, lots of cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, clove, steeped dark fruit tea, soft volcanic minerals, soft leather, crushed dry rocks, blue & purple flowers with dark fresh & withering dark florals bouquet.

The body is full. The tannins nicely round & soft. The wine is juicy, delicious & easy to drink now. Ripe blackberries, black plum, black raspberries blue fruits & dark cherries. black licorice, lots of cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, clove, steeped dark fruit tea, soft volcanic minerals, soft leather, crushed dry rocks, suede leather, dry underbrush, mint, hints if dry herbs, woody notes, blue & purple flowers with dark fresh & withering dark florals bouquet. The acidity is well executed. The finish is round, balanced, juicy and delicious.

Photos of, their lobby, labels of the assorted different producers that make their wines there and their tasting bar.

For those of you not familiar with Le Pich, I took this from their site...Le Pich, which is the Wappo Indian term for "golden eagle," is the sister label of Napa Valley's esteemed Purlieu Wines. The wines are crafted by rising star winemaker Julien Fayard. Originally from France, Julien has lived in the Napa Valley since 2006, when he and his wife agreed to settle down by “meeting halfway” — between his home in France… and hers in Sonoma. In France, Julien worked in both Provence and Bordeaux, where he defined his core winemaking style at the exalted first growth Château Lafite-Rothschild (he even lived in Lafite’s grand château for a period) as well as at Smith Haut Lafitte. In Napa, Julien worked at Quintessa before joining Atelier Melka, where he spent five years as the Director of Winemaking. He has worked with the likes of Lail Vineyards, Gemstone, Dalla Valle, and more and his Le Pich wines are some of the best values we've found in Napa Valley.

The nose reveals; dark, floral currants. Ripe; blackberries, black plum, black raspberries blue fruits & dark cherries. Black licorice, lots of cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, clove, steeped dark fruit tea, soft volcanic minerals, soft leather, crushed dry rocks, blue & purple flowers with dark fresh & withering dark florals bouquet.

The body is full. The tannins nicely round & soft. The wine is juicy, delicious & easy to drink now. Ripe blackberries, black plum, black raspberries blue fruits & dark cherries. black licorice, lots of cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, clove, steeped dark fruit tea, soft volcanic minerals, soft leather, crushed dry rocks, suede leather, dry underbrush, mint, hints if dry herbs, woody notes, blue & purple flowers with dark fresh & withering dark florals bouquet. The acidity is well executed. The finish is round, balanced, juicy and delicious.

Photos of, their lobby, labels of the assorted different producers that make their wines there and their tasting bar.

For those of you not familiar with Le Pich, I took this from their site...Le Pich, which is the Wappo Indian term for "golden eagle," is the sister label of Napa Valley's esteemed Purlieu Wines. The wines are crafted by rising star winemaker Julien Fayard. Originally from France, Julien has lived in the Napa Valley since 2006, when he and his wife agreed to settle down by “meeting halfway” — between his home in France… and hers in Sonoma. In France, Julien worked in both Provence and Bordeaux, where he defined his core winemaking style at the exalted first growth Château Lafite-Rothschild (he even lived in Lafite’s grand château for a period) as well as at Smith Haut Lafitte. In Napa, Julien worked at Quintessa before joining Atelier Melka, where he spent five years as the Director of Winemaking. He has worked with the likes of Lail Vineyards, Gemstone, Dalla Valle, and more and his Le Pich wines are some of the best values we've found in Napa Valley.

Oct 12th, 2018
Eric Grasser

Modern, yet feminine style. Nicely balanced

Modern, yet feminine style. Nicely balanced

Nov 15th, 2017
MICHAEL COOPER

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.3

I thoroughly enjoyed this #californiawines #calicabernet #napavalley #cabernetsaugvinon it has complexity on the nose and on the palate. It has this, sagebrush almost citronella type herbal dusty quality about it. Full body. Long finish. Excellent

I thoroughly enjoyed this #californiawines #calicabernet #napavalley #cabernetsaugvinon it has complexity on the nose and on the palate. It has this, sagebrush almost citronella type herbal dusty quality about it. Full body. Long finish. Excellent

Aug 16th, 2017
Rafael Landestoy

Beautiful wine that was very impressive especially for the price.

Beautiful wine that was very impressive especially for the price.

4 people found it helpfulJul 15th, 2015
Christopher Campbell

Oh this wine is fantastic. Near Perfection! Loved it. A smooth cab that would hold up to many others. Highly recommended!

Oh this wine is fantastic. Near Perfection! Loved it. A smooth cab that would hold up to many others. Highly recommended!

3 people found it helpfulApr 13th, 2014
eric smith

Le Pich 2010 cab was a terrific surprise tonite at dave and cynthia's rib fest

Le Pich 2010 cab was a terrific surprise tonite at dave and cynthia's rib fest

2 people found it helpfulJul 1st, 2013
Amy Marshall

Great wine. Even better at $45

Great wine. Even better at $45

2 people found it helpfulFeb 3rd, 2013
Andres Montoya

Solid, juicy, ripe Napa Cab. Sports it's 15% abv well.

Solid, juicy, ripe Napa Cab. Sports it's 15% abv well.

1 person found it helpfulMar 28th, 2016
Rafael Landestoy

Awesome and affordable Melka touched cab.

Awesome and affordable Melka touched cab.

Oct 31st, 2016
Kevin Ortzman

Menthol and asphalt (strange combination that doesn't really work)

Menthol and asphalt (strange combination that doesn't really work)

Aug 1st, 2016