Odette Estate

Adaptation Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.1400 ratings
9.054 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
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Merlot, 4% Malbec & 2% Petite Sirah. Deep Ruby with dark fruit aromas and herb spice. On the palate black cherry, raspberry and blackberry flavors with underlying sweetness, notes of cacao, forest floor and oaky notes. Fine tannins, good structure and balance, long finish ending with espresso and earthy notes. Nice

A blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Merlot, 4% Malbec & 2% Petite Sirah. Deep Ruby with dark fruit aromas and herb spice. On the palate black cherry, raspberry and blackberry flavors with underlying sweetness, notes of cacao, forest floor and oaky notes. Fine tannins, good structure and balance, long finish ending with espresso and earthy notes. Nice

Mar 28th, 2022
Eric

Soft nose. Strong flavor. Will revise my rating after an hour devant.

Soft nose. Strong flavor. Will revise my rating after an hour devant.

May 9th, 2020
Tobin Trevarthen

Very young. Tannins owned the day for this tasting. Could imagine a bold Cab in a few more years. Opened up a bit over few minutes to provide peek at dark fruit in hiding.

Very young. Tannins owned the day for this tasting. Could imagine a bold Cab in a few more years. Opened up a bit over few minutes to provide peek at dark fruit in hiding.

Feb 3rd, 2019
Jake Hajer

Bought mtn fruit. Of the big cabs at Odette and cade this was my favorite. Brighter red fruit. Hibiscus. Very clean.

Bought mtn fruit. Of the big cabs at Odette and cade this was my favorite. Brighter red fruit. Hibiscus. Very clean.

Jan 30th, 2018
Jay Kline

Happy Birthday Neal! Drank next to the 2014 Cade. More expressive nose than the former and the lightness carries through to the palate. That being said, it lacks the concentration of the Cade and seems a touch shallow in comparison. They call this baby PlumpJack...whatever. Fun to try them back to back. Better value than the Cade.

Happy Birthday Neal! Drank next to the 2014 Cade. More expressive nose than the former and the lightness carries through to the palate. That being said, it lacks the concentration of the Cade and seems a touch shallow in comparison. They call this baby PlumpJack...whatever. Fun to try them back to back. Better value than the Cade.

Jan 30th, 2018
Stefan Dolhain

2013 vintage. Entry level from Odette Estate. Intense dark berries and (seemingly new) oak. Layers of slightly jammy black fruit, good tannic bite and nice length. Very attractive, but I feel it lacks a bit of soul.

2013 vintage. Entry level from Odette Estate. Intense dark berries and (seemingly new) oak. Layers of slightly jammy black fruit, good tannic bite and nice length. Very attractive, but I feel it lacks a bit of soul.

Sep 12th, 2017
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.3

I'm really liking this Adaptation by Odette (Plumpjack's newish winery). A 2012 that is totally approachable right now. You don't often call a Napa Cab "elegant", but that's precisely what this wine is - no doubt thanks to 22% Beckstoffer Oak Knoll Merlot. It's admittedly not a long finish, but that's not what this wine is trying to do. This is a crowd pleaser

I'm really liking this Adaptation by Odette (Plumpjack's newish winery). A 2012 that is totally approachable right now. You don't often call a Napa Cab "elegant", but that's precisely what this wine is - no doubt thanks to 22% Beckstoffer Oak Knoll Merlot. It's admittedly not a long finish, but that's not what this wine is trying to do. This is a crowd pleaser

3 people found it helpfulOct 30th, 2015
Shay A
9.1

Finally getting around to posting Day 5 in Napa, our final day. 5 years in a row visiting...hope to make it 6 next year!

Dominant cab with around 15% merlot to soften it out. It’s very plush in style with fairly soft tannins but definitely worthy of a short decant. Blackberry, cassis, plum, black cherry and dark cocoa.

Finally getting around to posting Day 5 in Napa, our final day. 5 years in a row visiting...hope to make it 6 next year!

Dominant cab with around 15% merlot to soften it out. It’s very plush in style with fairly soft tannins but definitely worthy of a short decant. Blackberry, cassis, plum, black cherry and dark cocoa.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 6th, 2019
Ron R
9.2

Second bottle which showed more depth and texture. Really nice fruit profile with hints of coffee. At the right price, this is a buy.

Second bottle which showed more depth and texture. Really nice fruit profile with hints of coffee. At the right price, this is a buy.

1 person found it helpfulMar 25th, 2018
Ron R
9.0

Nothing special.

Nothing special.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 28th, 2018