Long Meadow Ranch

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.9279 ratings
8.736 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Ellen Clifford

Very very good cab. In this last month of observation I’ve tasted too many not-mentionable cabs. This guy is solid. The acids are strong (solid plus point with me!) and the tannins oh so smooth (albeit me personally might like more but I am NOT the zeitgeist). The alcohol I guessed was 13.8 and I got...13.5 damn. Close.Then let us say blackberries, green vines, with perhaps some blackberry pleasure. Damn yummy wine with doable Napa price point.

Very very good cab. In this last month of observation I’ve tasted too many not-mentionable cabs. This guy is solid. The acids are strong (solid plus point with me!) and the tannins oh so smooth (albeit me personally might like more but I am NOT the zeitgeist). The alcohol I guessed was 13.8 and I got...13.5 damn. Close.Then let us say blackberries, green vines, with perhaps some blackberry pleasure. Damn yummy wine with doable Napa price point.

Sep 22nd, 2018
Severn Goodwin

Decanting now...

A random purchase from a semi-defunct wine shop (I believe he's been trying to close for 2 years now... But no buyer's), never heard of this bottle before.
13.5% Alcohol and it may impair your ability to operate machinery, according to the back label, other than that, it's a blank book for me, so notes forthcoming...

If anyone has had this, post up a comment. Thanks.

On the nose we have black cherry, green pepper and black pepper.
On the palate, currently lacking concentration but continuing to improve, black currant, black pepper, tobacco and voilet.
Amazingly this wine paired quite nicely with the grilled asparagus accompanying our flap steak with a fresh chimichurri made from foraged ramps (wild leeks), a local delicacy for only a few weeks in the Berkshires.

Decanting now...

A random purchase from a semi-defunct wine shop (I believe he's been trying to close for 2 years now... But no buyer's), never heard of this bottle before.
13.5% Alcohol and it may impair your ability to operate machinery, according to the back label, other than that, it's a blank book for me, so notes forthcoming...

If anyone has had this, post up a comment. Thanks.

On the nose we have black cherry, green pepper and black pepper.
On the palate, currently lacking concentration but continuing to improve, black currant, black pepper, tobacco and voilet.
Amazingly this wine paired quite nicely with the grilled asparagus accompanying our flap steak with a fresh chimichurri made from foraged ramps (wild leeks), a local delicacy for only a few weeks in the Berkshires.

May 13th, 2018
Greg Gregory

Beautiful. Made by Cathy Corison. This was from a friend that probably has more of their library wines than they do. Long Meadow was one of the unlucky wineries that lost their history in the Vallejo warehouse fire in 2006. So sad.

Beautiful. Made by Cathy Corison. This was from a friend that probably has more of their library wines than they do. Long Meadow was one of the unlucky wineries that lost their history in the Vallejo warehouse fire in 2006. So sad.

1 person found it helpfulAug 6th, 2017
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

8.8

2008 vintage

2008 vintage

1 person found it helpfulMar 31st, 2015
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.3

2009. Magnum. Now that's a Halloween party!

2009. Magnum. Now that's a Halloween party!

1 person found it helpfulNov 3rd, 2013
Derek Baker

10 years on, but still standing strong.

10 years on, but still standing strong.

Apr 23rd, 2017
Rebecca Fletcher

Spice, black fruit and a tiny bit of herbaceousness that makes the nose very interesting. Mushrooms and earthiness. M acid, body and tannin. This is a great food pairing wine.

Spice, black fruit and a tiny bit of herbaceousness that makes the nose very interesting. Mushrooms and earthiness. M acid, body and tannin. This is a great food pairing wine.

Apr 21st, 2017
Shane M. Nicholson

Very showy for LMR

Very showy for LMR

Nov 10th, 2016
Dan O'Brien

Owner/Winemaker Gail Wines

9.6

Christ. Such a good wine. Older California at its peak.

Christ. Such a good wine. Older California at its peak.

Dec 1st, 2015
Shawn Paul

Black cherry and black licorice, no sharp edges here. Very pleasant now.

Black cherry and black licorice, no sharp edges here. Very pleasant now.

May 25th, 2015