Myriad Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.336 ratings
9.311 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
Robert McCall

Yup. Yup. Yup. WOTN so far. Soaring aromas, fresh blackberry, cocoa, lavender. Mouth-coating adventure of dark berry, cracked pepper, maybe even a hint bell pepper, Smooth tannin and linear acid. Awesome.

Yup. Yup. Yup. WOTN so far. Soaring aromas, fresh blackberry, cocoa, lavender. Mouth-coating adventure of dark berry, cracked pepper, maybe even a hint bell pepper, Smooth tannin and linear acid. Awesome.

Nov 23rd, 2018
Patrick Derdeyn

Looked back at my note from a few weeks ago and it captures it perfectly. As @Leah Smith would say it just has that “Mike Smith Magic”. So true.

Looked back at my note from a few weeks ago and it captures it perfectly. As @Leah Smith would say it just has that “Mike Smith Magic”. So true.

Oct 29th, 2018
Jonathan Wall

So so good. Ethereal. So pure. Reminds me of early 90's, late '80s Napa cabs I had when they were new releases and I was just getting into wine. The second night it was a Fruit moon and this wine sang to it! (If you believe in that kind of stuff). Thanks @Mike Smith ... thanks for sharing your talents!

So so good. Ethereal. So pure. Reminds me of early 90's, late '80s Napa cabs I had when they were new releases and I was just getting into wine. The second night it was a Fruit moon and this wine sang to it! (If you believe in that kind of stuff). Thanks @Mike Smith ... thanks for sharing your talents!

Oct 21st, 2018
Patrick Derdeyn

Popped In anticipation of this weeks release. These are just ridiculously good and they always show a certain characteristic that is immediately identifiable as Myriad, the best way I can describe it is “weightless”. The wine glides over the palate like pure liquid velvet with everything in great balance. Rich dark fruit, ever present acidity, a kiss of oak, and tannins that have already softened a bit at this early stage.

Popped In anticipation of this weeks release. These are just ridiculously good and they always show a certain characteristic that is immediately identifiable as Myriad, the best way I can describe it is “weightless”. The wine glides over the palate like pure liquid velvet with everything in great balance. Rich dark fruit, ever present acidity, a kiss of oak, and tannins that have already softened a bit at this early stage.

Aug 5th, 2018
Isaac Pirolo

I’m completely ashamed to say this is my first Myriad. Maybe I can hide it in a second post after midnight on a Saturday night.

Anyways, in terms of Napa Valley economics, $65 for this is a ridiculously absurd deal. Mocha, cassis, currant, with grilled meat, and it’s all tightly woven together with Rutherford Dust. Balance. Length. Savoriness.

What’s hard to articulate in a tasting note, though, is the incredible flavor intensity. This is wine in HD and Surround Sound. My man crush on
@Mike Smith has reached new heights. Do yourself a favor and signup for the mailing list at myriadcellars.com

I’m completely ashamed to say this is my first Myriad. Maybe I can hide it in a second post after midnight on a Saturday night.

Anyways, in terms of Napa Valley economics, $65 for this is a ridiculously absurd deal. Mocha, cassis, currant, with grilled meat, and it’s all tightly woven together with Rutherford Dust. Balance. Length. Savoriness.

What’s hard to articulate in a tasting note, though, is the incredible flavor intensity. This is wine in HD and Surround Sound. My man crush on
@Mike Smith has reached new heights. Do yourself a favor and signup for the mailing list at myriadcellars.com

Aug 5th, 2018
Patrick Derdeyn

While Mike Smith is busy Bottlerocking I was rocking this bottle which is in an awesome spot right now. Has the myriad signature lush fruit profile and the tannins have mellowed to the point where they are barely there. Drink and enjoy while this stays in perfect balance for the next few years.

While Mike Smith is busy Bottlerocking I was rocking this bottle which is in an awesome spot right now. Has the myriad signature lush fruit profile and the tannins have mellowed to the point where they are barely there. Drink and enjoy while this stays in perfect balance for the next few years.

May 26th, 2018
Patrick Derdeyn

Continuing to crush the ‘14s with reckless abandon. I blame @Mike Smith for making them so delicious.

Continuing to crush the ‘14s with reckless abandon. I blame @Mike Smith for making them so delicious.

Feb 5th, 2018
Patrick Derdeyn

Once I put the green light on the ‘14s I haven’t been able to stop. Every time I open the cellar nothing else looks as good.

Once I put the green light on the ‘14s I haven’t been able to stop. Every time I open the cellar nothing else looks as good.

Dec 17th, 2017
Shay A
9.4

May have posted before, but it's just so good. Really enjoyed our tasting with @Mike Smith a few months ago, and this was a big hit. My father-in-law forgot he had tasted it before and said "this is an amazing $100 cab". Told him it was <$75...much joy ensued (and dollars prepped to leave the wallet). Ripe fruit on the nose...mix of red, blue and black fruit. Little cedar too. Though young, it doesn't taste super young. Already nicely integrated. Medium weight on the palate. Vanilla and toasted almonds in the finish.

May have posted before, but it's just so good. Really enjoyed our tasting with @Mike Smith a few months ago, and this was a big hit. My father-in-law forgot he had tasted it before and said "this is an amazing $100 cab". Told him it was <$75...much joy ensued (and dollars prepped to leave the wallet). Ripe fruit on the nose...mix of red, blue and black fruit. Little cedar too. Though young, it doesn't taste super young. Already nicely integrated. Medium weight on the palate. Vanilla and toasted almonds in the finish.

Apr 16th, 2017
TheSkip

Very nice. Typical mike Smith. A bit more tightly wound than the 15s. Needs time and air.

Very nice. Typical mike Smith. A bit more tightly wound than the 15s. Needs time and air.

Dec 9th, 2018