Mending Wall

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2114 ratings
9.112 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
Renato Hoyle

Round, long, blueberries

Round, long, blueberries

Jul 23rd, 2022
Renato Hoyle

Touch hot, big, bold. Long

Touch hot, big, bold. Long

May 13th, 2019
Renato Hoyle

Much more balanced than ‘15

Much more balanced than ‘15

Dec 4th, 2018
Renato Hoyle

A little hot. Opened up after decanting.

A little hot. Opened up after decanting.

Oct 9th, 2018
Anthony Vincent

Overextracted and hot

Overextracted and hot

1 person found it helpfulAug 12th, 2016
Charles Hetzel

Enjoying a wonderful 2012 Mending Wall Napa Cabernet. Young but spot on tonight. Even better then when we drank at the winery in July

Enjoying a wonderful 2012 Mending Wall Napa Cabernet. Young but spot on tonight. Even better then when we drank at the winery in July

1 person found it helpfulJan 24th, 2016
Jordan Gianelli

Really lovely, fruit forward with supple oak.

Really lovely, fruit forward with supple oak.

Jan 28th, 2016
Andrew S

Really tasty! Blue fruits, cedar, mild tobacco and a pleasing finish. Has improved a good deal since tasting in June at the winery. Great young now and likely great later.

Really tasty! Blue fruits, cedar, mild tobacco and a pleasing finish. Has improved a good deal since tasting in June at the winery. Great young now and likely great later.

Dec 22nd, 2015
Deborah M

Officially winter here and I immediately wanted to enjoy a bigger wine. It’s funny how the temperature outside can easily influence my wine choices. First time trying this one.

Mending Wall is a collaborative effort between three families that includes winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown, Outpost Winery (Frank Dotzler) and Pulido-Walker (Mark Pulido & Donna Walker). It is located on the edge of St. Helena, at the foothills of Howell Mountain. The name comes from a Robert Frost poem. There is a line in the poem ‘Good fences make good neighbors.’

The 2017 is approachable now. Big, yet soft Cab. No need in waiting years, enjoy now with a short decant. Worth mentioning that it had a lot of sediment for a relatively young wine.

Shorter days, colder nights, bigger wines. Happy weekend.

Officially winter here and I immediately wanted to enjoy a bigger wine. It’s funny how the temperature outside can easily influence my wine choices. First time trying this one.

Mending Wall is a collaborative effort between three families that includes winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown, Outpost Winery (Frank Dotzler) and Pulido-Walker (Mark Pulido & Donna Walker). It is located on the edge of St. Helena, at the foothills of Howell Mountain. The name comes from a Robert Frost poem. There is a line in the poem ‘Good fences make good neighbors.’

The 2017 is approachable now. Big, yet soft Cab. No need in waiting years, enjoy now with a short decant. Worth mentioning that it had a lot of sediment for a relatively young wine.

Shorter days, colder nights, bigger wines. Happy weekend.

Nov 12th, 2022
Shaun Kleffman

Good cab. Fruit forward. Really cool story behind the name. Paired well with our steak. Boys trip 2021.

Good cab. Fruit forward. Really cool story behind the name. Paired well with our steak. Boys trip 2021.

Oct 6th, 2021