Mark Herold Wines

Herold Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2136 ratings
9.140 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
Eric Urbani

In Mag … Could go for another 10 years easy

In Mag … Could go for another 10 years easy

Aug 20th, 2021
Mike R
9.3

Again the 2011 Napa cabs surprise me as they are drinking much better than critics predicted

Again the 2011 Napa cabs surprise me as they are drinking much better than critics predicted

May 15th, 2021
Mark Flesher

Another 2011 that doesn't suck. Damn the luck!! This wine was waaaaaay better at 1 hr than at cork pop. This wine was a little green on the front initially and had the "dreaded green pepper" note until it started to reveal its own character. After an hour, nose was chocolate and Fig Newton. Hint of green pepper even after an hour, but not at the forefront. The entry was blackberry and fig, licorice density in the middle. There is still a rather unidentified note here in the middle. Herbal. The finish was peppery and almost had a little jalapeño fire. Tannin was medium. Wine overall was medium+ bodied.

Another 2011 that doesn't suck. Damn the luck!! This wine was waaaaaay better at 1 hr than at cork pop. This wine was a little green on the front initially and had the "dreaded green pepper" note until it started to reveal its own character. After an hour, nose was chocolate and Fig Newton. Hint of green pepper even after an hour, but not at the forefront. The entry was blackberry and fig, licorice density in the middle. There is still a rather unidentified note here in the middle. Herbal. The finish was peppery and almost had a little jalapeño fire. Tannin was medium. Wine overall was medium+ bodied.

2 people found it helpfulApr 26th, 2017
Matt Sterr

I like the Herold much more. Mocha, coffee and raspberry on the nose. A big, yet more restrained palate exudes cassis and blackberry up front with well-integrated tannins leading to a long, mouthwatering finish. Well made Napa cab here. Also ageable, but great now too.

I like the Herold much more. Mocha, coffee and raspberry on the nose. A big, yet more restrained palate exudes cassis and blackberry up front with well-integrated tannins leading to a long, mouthwatering finish. Well made Napa cab here. Also ageable, but great now too.

2 people found it helpfulMay 6th, 2016
Jesse Pender

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

9.1

Classic Cab Sav with loads of green bell pepper matched with dark dried fruit. Tannins last and last. This year might be peaking or already peaked. I would say to definitely drink in the next two years but should last another 5 before falling apart.

Classic Cab Sav with loads of green bell pepper matched with dark dried fruit. Tannins last and last. This year might be peaking or already peaked. I would say to definitely drink in the next two years but should last another 5 before falling apart.

2 people found it helpfulMar 24th, 2015
Ryan Vento

Last minute late night pour. On the nose succulent dark berries laced in spices, eucalyptus and shrouded in youthful funk eager to be blown off with the proper amount of aeration. On the palate dark chocolate, holiday spices, cobbler, and blackberry jam. Nice acidity, pronounced tannins. I’m looking forward to day two.

Last minute late night pour. On the nose succulent dark berries laced in spices, eucalyptus and shrouded in youthful funk eager to be blown off with the proper amount of aeration. On the palate dark chocolate, holiday spices, cobbler, and blackberry jam. Nice acidity, pronounced tannins. I’m looking forward to day two.

1 person found it helpfulJun 4th, 2020
Mike R
9.2

Lovely wines produces big smiles

Lovely wines produces big smiles

1 person found it helpfulFeb 10th, 2020
Jason and Jennie

Jason had this 3 years ago

Jason had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJun 16th, 2018
Paul Hoffert

Very nice drinking wine. Lots of fruits come forward but not in that fruit bomb way. Had a bit of difference in the finish among the drinkers. I thought hint of chocolate and like coffee bean. Others thought more spice and tea like. Either way find out for yourself. Very nice to drink.

Very nice drinking wine. Lots of fruits come forward but not in that fruit bomb way. Had a bit of difference in the finish among the drinkers. I thought hint of chocolate and like coffee bean. Others thought more spice and tea like. Either way find out for yourself. Very nice to drink.

1 person found it helpfulJun 11th, 2018
Jake Hajer

This is the Stage Coach vineyard cab. Rutherford macerated dust (taste) and dark mtn baked fruit.

This is the Stage Coach vineyard cab. Rutherford macerated dust (taste) and dark mtn baked fruit.

1 person found it helpfulMay 11th, 2018