Muir Wood

Reserve Vaquero Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

8.927 ratings
-no pro ratings
Arroyo Seco, Central Coast, 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
Colin Cahoon

The nose is mulled fruit and dark chocolate. In the mouth raisin and cinnamon give way to cocoa, molasses, vanilla and clove. The body goes slightly grape juicy at the end, but chewy tannins and moderate acid kick in at the finish. Dark and uneven, I doubt the 2013 will improve much with age and probably needs to be drunk this decade.

The nose is mulled fruit and dark chocolate. In the mouth raisin and cinnamon give way to cocoa, molasses, vanilla and clove. The body goes slightly grape juicy at the end, but chewy tannins and moderate acid kick in at the finish. Dark and uneven, I doubt the 2013 will improve much with age and probably needs to be drunk this decade.

Oct 26th, 2017
Ellen Winn

Total Wine - $19 - recommended by salesperson. Will rate when I try it. Very good. Smooth, dark fruit taste, non-lingering finish. Will buy again.

Total Wine - $19 - recommended by salesperson. Will rate when I try it. Very good. Smooth, dark fruit taste, non-lingering finish. Will buy again.

Mar 25th, 2017
Shanna Smith

Would drink this any day of the week.

Would drink this any day of the week.

Jan 21st, 2017
Colin Cahoon

Must be past its prime. Molasses start and flat grape juice finish. No tannins and not much acid. The 2009 is no longer worth drinking.

Must be past its prime. Molasses start and flat grape juice finish. No tannins and not much acid. The 2009 is no longer worth drinking.

Jan 11th, 2017
Joe Ramseth

Easy everyday drinker.

Easy everyday drinker.

Mar 27th, 2016
Lewis Reynolds

Not bad. Recommended by a rep at Total Wine.

Not bad. Recommended by a rep at Total Wine.

Dec 14th, 2015
Dennis Novosel

Wow a Cab that is surprisingly so light bodied that I thought it was a Pinot. Very enjoyable.

Wow a Cab that is surprisingly so light bodied that I thought it was a Pinot. Very enjoyable.

Apr 3rd, 2015
John Deyoung

Oaky, but not over powering. Very good with light food or by itself.

Oaky, but not over powering. Very good with light food or by itself.

Feb 9th, 2015
Rod Romesburg

Very Nice Cabernet. Smooth at every stage.

Very Nice Cabernet. Smooth at every stage.

Jan 12th, 2015
Jillian Buckner

Great flavor, smooth finish

Great flavor, smooth finish

Feb 2nd, 2014