Macdonald

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

9.526 ratings
9.411 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Julia Weinberg

Perhaps the best stately young Napa Cabernet I've ever tried from brothers and 3rd gen ToKalon vinetenders/winemakers @Graeme MacDonald & @Alex MacDonald. It's drinking napa history and future, and god damn is it brilliantly delicious.

Perhaps the best stately young Napa Cabernet I've ever tried from brothers and 3rd gen ToKalon vinetenders/winemakers @Graeme MacDonald & @Alex MacDonald. It's drinking napa history and future, and god damn is it brilliantly delicious.

4 people found it helpfulMay 8th, 2015
Kiran Patel

One of the best cabs of my life!

One of the best cabs of my life!

1 person found it helpfulMar 27th, 2014
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.4

Bright and juicy cherry and tobacco, earth and fantastic acid. Stunner of a wine.

Bright and juicy cherry and tobacco, earth and fantastic acid. Stunner of a wine.

Feb 18th, 2016
Ryan Donnelly

Amazing! Excited to revisit after a few more years of aging.

Amazing! Excited to revisit after a few more years of aging.

Dec 12th, 2015
Chris Cottrell

Partner Bedrock Wine Co, Co-founder/Winemaker Under the Wire

10

Heroes killing it in the "off" vintage"

Heroes killing it in the "off" vintage"

Oct 9th, 2015
Ehren Jordan

Owner/Winemaker Failla Wines

9.2

Very strong effort. From 60 year old vines in Tokalon.

Very strong effort. From 60 year old vines in Tokalon.

May 9th, 2015
Brett Pallesen

A new label (for me) from napa I can get behind. Great stuff.

A new label (for me) from napa I can get behind. Great stuff.

May 8th, 2015
Henrik Poulsen

An absolutely beautiful wine from one of my personal favorite vintages of Napa since 2006 (you get the picture?).
With great balance and solid tannins this has everything needed for it to blossom in 15+ years (except only 116 cases were produced). I wish I had all of them ;-))

An absolutely beautiful wine from one of my personal favorite vintages of Napa since 2006 (you get the picture?).
With great balance and solid tannins this has everything needed for it to blossom in 15+ years (except only 116 cases were produced). I wish I had all of them ;-))

Feb 1st, 2015
Henrik Poulsen

I'll refer from rating this specific bottle as I think it was showing slightly "off".

Nonetheless I'm a huge fan of what Graeme (and Alex) are doing and know that we'll hear a lot more (hint-hint) to these guys in the future.

I'll refer from rating this specific bottle as I think it was showing slightly "off".

Nonetheless I'm a huge fan of what Graeme (and Alex) are doing and know that we'll hear a lot more (hint-hint) to these guys in the future.

Jun 10th, 2016
Josh Weinstein

Unicorn bottle. Really enjoyable after 6 hour decant. Complex terroir

Unicorn bottle. Really enjoyable after 6 hour decant. Complex terroir

Feb 23rd, 2019