Napa Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.923 ratings
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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
Greg Connell

This one was fun. Upon opening the bottle, there was notably little aroma. Even after pouring, the nose gave little. Only after the first couple swirls did fruit appear as I expected from the get go. LET THIS ONE BREATHE a little. Once it was open, I got Blackberry Jam, Black Currant, and Fig. There is a sweetness to it that follows through, the tannins are soft(er) or just really well balanced. It follows with a Mocha Cocoa and Nutmeg. Ending with something on the breath, Eucalyptus? Food brought this out more. I loved it.

This one was fun. Upon opening the bottle, there was notably little aroma. Even after pouring, the nose gave little. Only after the first couple swirls did fruit appear as I expected from the get go. LET THIS ONE BREATHE a little. Once it was open, I got Blackberry Jam, Black Currant, and Fig. There is a sweetness to it that follows through, the tannins are soft(er) or just really well balanced. It follows with a Mocha Cocoa and Nutmeg. Ending with something on the breath, Eucalyptus? Food brought this out more. I loved it.

1 person found it helpfulJul 10th, 2018
Pippy Thatcher

Deeeeep flavor. Get this again.

Deeeeep flavor. Get this again.

Aug 2nd, 2019
Jocholla

Herbaceous notes of mint, eucalyptus, rosemary, blackberry compote. Opens up nicely after an hour. Would do well with another year or two.

Herbaceous notes of mint, eucalyptus, rosemary, blackberry compote. Opens up nicely after an hour. Would do well with another year or two.

May 2nd, 2019
Elizabeth

So full and so smooth. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

So full and so smooth. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

Oct 29th, 2018
Ian Riach

Mediocre at best. Maybe aging for a few years will help - maybe. Very โ€œherbyโ€ and lots of acid/alcohol taste up front; even after a long decant. Not much depth. Better options out there for the same price or slightly more (Sterling, Decoy, to name a couple).

Mediocre at best. Maybe aging for a few years will help - maybe. Very โ€œherbyโ€ and lots of acid/alcohol taste up front; even after a long decant. Not much depth. Better options out there for the same price or slightly more (Sterling, Decoy, to name a couple).

Sep 21st, 2018
David Watts

Every bit as good as the previous vintage

Every bit as good as the previous vintage

Sep 2nd, 2018
Anirudh Kashyap

A really good Cab!

A really good Cab!

May 30th, 2018
Kyle D
8.8

Very dark, good with a little steak for a midweek dinner.

Very dark, good with a little steak for a midweek dinner.

May 15th, 2018
Ted Corvey

Jammy cherries and oak spice. Nice mouthfeel and silky finish, but overall disappointing.

Jammy cherries and oak spice. Nice mouthfeel and silky finish, but overall disappointing.

Dec 23rd, 2017
DAL 9000

slight aroma of cherries? Medium dark fruit with a dry side of the mouth tannin finish.

slight aroma of cherries? Medium dark fruit with a dry side of the mouth tannin finish.

Sep 1st, 2017