Moone-Tsai Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.440 ratings
9.413 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
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Shay A
9.4

November’s 4th Friday was a big hit. There is no way I’ll be able to upload all the wines, nor give them the reviews they deserve, but there were a few worthy of mentioning!

Could not believe how good this was in terms of how open it was drinking. This is one of those wines that I would describe as sexy. Rich, opulent, and hedonistic like. This is plush and elixir like Napa cabernet in a really good drinking window. Baked blue and black fruits, nutmeg, baking spices and graphite on the nose. Sweet pipe tobacco, violets and milk chocolate drizzle over mixed berries. Looking forward to my visit in about 8 weeks. Thanks
@Weston Eidson

November’s 4th Friday was a big hit. There is no way I’ll be able to upload all the wines, nor give them the reviews they deserve, but there were a few worthy of mentioning!

Could not believe how good this was in terms of how open it was drinking. This is one of those wines that I would describe as sexy. Rich, opulent, and hedonistic like. This is plush and elixir like Napa cabernet in a really good drinking window. Baked blue and black fruits, nutmeg, baking spices and graphite on the nose. Sweet pipe tobacco, violets and milk chocolate drizzle over mixed berries. Looking forward to my visit in about 8 weeks. Thanks
@Weston Eidson

Dec 3rd, 2019
Matt Trader

Today is my me and my wife's 1 year anniversary. No notes for this super awesome, special wine. It was Moone Tsai we drank at our wedding as a gift from Larry and MarryAnn Tsai, so it only seemed fitting to pull a Moone Tsai from the cellar and have a great 2012 to reminisce. Cheers to the rest of our lives. 😀🥂

Today is my me and my wife's 1 year anniversary. No notes for this super awesome, special wine. It was Moone Tsai we drank at our wedding as a gift from Larry and MarryAnn Tsai, so it only seemed fitting to pull a Moone Tsai from the cellar and have a great 2012 to reminisce. Cheers to the rest of our lives. 😀🥂

Oct 15th, 2017
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.5

Ready for some blatant honesty? This '12 Moone Tsai is drinking so well right now that I opened one yesterday...and another one tonight. Sure, MT's wines are known to age well, but to me this wine is peaking at this absolute moment. As in on August, 2 2016! Drink one right now, and thank me tomorrow...

Ready for some blatant honesty? This '12 Moone Tsai is drinking so well right now that I opened one yesterday...and another one tonight. Sure, MT's wines are known to age well, but to me this wine is peaking at this absolute moment. As in on August, 2 2016! Drink one right now, and thank me tomorrow...

3 people found it helpfulAug 3rd, 2016
Kyle Groombridge

A gift from Larry Tsai himself! Beautifully structured Cabernet.. red fruits galore on the nose, with a hint of cinnamon, and milk chocolate as it opens up in glass. Rich redcurrant on the pallet with a touch of pipe tobacco.. lovely stuff as always!

A gift from Larry Tsai himself! Beautifully structured Cabernet.. red fruits galore on the nose, with a hint of cinnamon, and milk chocolate as it opens up in glass. Rich redcurrant on the pallet with a touch of pipe tobacco.. lovely stuff as always!

1 person found it helpfulDec 26th, 2015
Patrick Derdeyn

Incredible balance. Showing purity of fruit, but not over extracted. Particularly restrained given the vintage. Tannins are already softened, oak is relatively mild, heat isn't noticeable. Nice showing, will definitely try more of these.

Incredible balance. Showing purity of fruit, but not over extracted. Particularly restrained given the vintage. Tannins are already softened, oak is relatively mild, heat isn't noticeable. Nice showing, will definitely try more of these.

Jan 16th, 2017
Michael Callahan

Very smooth and well balanced. Dark fruit. Cocoa and chocolate. 9.2

Very smooth and well balanced. Dark fruit. Cocoa and chocolate. 9.2

Jan 16th, 2017
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.4

I love Moone-Tsai (it's pronounced "Chai", by the way). For a Philippe Melka wine, I find them to be very under the radar. Their 2012s are exceptional - among the best in Napa Valley

I love Moone-Tsai (it's pronounced "Chai", by the way). For a Philippe Melka wine, I find them to be very under the radar. Their 2012s are exceptional - among the best in Napa Valley

Feb 18th, 2016
Danica Sattui

2012 Moone Tsai- Black List Vll
Great body and smooth moth feel! Mmmmm

2012 Moone Tsai- Black List Vll
Great body and smooth moth feel! Mmmmm

Nov 25th, 2015
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.5

Ok, I'm not on here to plug our own wines, but today is our soft launch of Wine Confidential and I'm excited so allow me this one selfish post! Free Ship Coupon Code for my Delectable followers, valid til Sunday: LAUNCH Now back to tasting wine...Cheers!

Ok, I'm not on here to plug our own wines, but today is our soft launch of Wine Confidential and I'm excited so allow me this one selfish post! Free Ship Coupon Code for my Delectable followers, valid til Sunday: LAUNCH Now back to tasting wine...Cheers!

Nov 12th, 2015
Joe Gillies

Amazing! Pnp and drinking so well right now. So elegant and silky! You cannot beat this for $80.

Amazing! Pnp and drinking so well right now. So elegant and silky! You cannot beat this for $80.

Mar 18th, 2020