Orin Swift

Mercury Head Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3170 ratings
9.39 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
Rob Mondavi

Owner/President of Winemaking Folio Fine Wine Partners

9.5

The OS team strikes yet again with another very silky wine. The theme of tannin integration with wonderful dark fruit complimented by superb use of oak for mocha and vanilla bean goodness make this a hallmark gorgeous wine.

The OS team strikes yet again with another very silky wine. The theme of tannin integration with wonderful dark fruit complimented by superb use of oak for mocha and vanilla bean goodness make this a hallmark gorgeous wine.

6 people found it helpfulJun 26th, 2015
Chris Harvey

Solid but the expectation levels were super-high.

Solid but the expectation levels were super-high.

1 person found it helpfulOct 31st, 2015
Carl Fischer

Recent vintages of this wine have been met with mixed reviews, but this '08 was excellent. Pop and pour. Dark fruits, brown sugar and cocoa on the nose, this was more full-bodied than I expected. Strong bursts of cassis and blueberry combined with evident oak and fully integrated tannins and medium low-acidity. The finish was long and rich. This is drinking really well right now and I don't see it improving much with additional age so suggest drinking up in the next year or so.

Recent vintages of this wine have been met with mixed reviews, but this '08 was excellent. Pop and pour. Dark fruits, brown sugar and cocoa on the nose, this was more full-bodied than I expected. Strong bursts of cassis and blueberry combined with evident oak and fully integrated tannins and medium low-acidity. The finish was long and rich. This is drinking really well right now and I don't see it improving much with additional age so suggest drinking up in the next year or so.

May 14th, 2017
Martin G Rivard

Incredible wine!

Incredible wine!

Jun 6th, 2016
Christina Turner

Worth it. Round and full in the mouth. But drinks lightly. Great with short ribs and asparagus.

Worth it. Round and full in the mouth. But drinks lightly. Great with short ribs and asparagus.

May 1st, 2020
Jeff Ball

Silky and jammy; an excellent Napa Cab!

Silky and jammy; an excellent Napa Cab!

Jan 2nd, 2020
Ken Venezio

It's been years since my last MH Cab and this still delivers. Open to ripe plums, black cherry and blackberries. I also get a lot of lavender. This wine is Full-bodied, with great structure and a long licorice finish.

It's been years since my last MH Cab and this still delivers. Open to ripe plums, black cherry and blackberries. I also get a lot of lavender. This wine is Full-bodied, with great structure and a long licorice finish.

Oct 3rd, 2019
David Carnes

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Apr 7th, 2019
Michael Malpiedi

Winter warmer. Baking spice, rich.

Winter warmer. Baking spice, rich.

Feb 1st, 2019
Don Schaeffer

Anniversary gift from Kevin at del Friscos - fantastic

Anniversary gift from Kevin at del Friscos - fantastic

Jan 12th, 2019