Penfolds

Bin 704 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.118 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
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits, espresso, cedar and sweet floral notes, aged 16 months in 100% French oak. On the palate flavors of raspberry, strawberry and ripe black cherry with notes of cacao, vanilla and dried floral herbs. Fine rich tannins, long finish ending with fruit, cacao, spice and earthy mineral notes. Nice but need to wait a few years on this beauty.

Deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits, espresso, cedar and sweet floral notes, aged 16 months in 100% French oak. On the palate flavors of raspberry, strawberry and ripe black cherry with notes of cacao, vanilla and dried floral herbs. Fine rich tannins, long finish ending with fruit, cacao, spice and earthy mineral notes. Nice but need to wait a few years on this beauty.

Apr 18th, 2022
Mark Pagliaro

Winemaker Stone & Key Cellars

9.1

2018 Pennfolds

2018 Pennfolds

2 people found it helpfulJun 9th, 2021
Bob McDonald

At the Penfolds Californian Collection Dinner on Monday night. Our Penfolds host explained these dinners are rare in Australia through lack of stock. I have personal experience of this as 6 weeks ago my wife and I attended Magill Estate for lunch in Adelaide. This is Penfolds HQ. I wanted to order one of these 4 new Cuvées for lunch and was told they had all sold out and unavailable!! Anyway back to this lovely wine. This is 100% Californian Cabernet (88% Napa, 12% Sonoma Cabernet). 16 months in French Oak, 40% new, 60% one year old. Lovely aromatics of mocha and savoury plum None of the mint or herbaceous characters one gets with Australian Cabernet (not that these are a negative). This is more fruit and oak driven but in balance. Carries through to the medium to full bodied palate with persistent rounded tannins. No astringency. Again very balanced but with a long life ahead. A good each way bet. I bought a few bottles. Will put to sleep for 5 to 10 years for the first one.

At the Penfolds Californian Collection Dinner on Monday night. Our Penfolds host explained these dinners are rare in Australia through lack of stock. I have personal experience of this as 6 weeks ago my wife and I attended Magill Estate for lunch in Adelaide. This is Penfolds HQ. I wanted to order one of these 4 new Cuvées for lunch and was told they had all sold out and unavailable!! Anyway back to this lovely wine. This is 100% Californian Cabernet (88% Napa, 12% Sonoma Cabernet). 16 months in French Oak, 40% new, 60% one year old. Lovely aromatics of mocha and savoury plum None of the mint or herbaceous characters one gets with Australian Cabernet (not that these are a negative). This is more fruit and oak driven but in balance. Carries through to the medium to full bodied palate with persistent rounded tannins. No astringency. Again very balanced but with a long life ahead. A good each way bet. I bought a few bottles. Will put to sleep for 5 to 10 years for the first one.

1 person found it helpfulMay 17th, 2021
John Berghoff

John had this a year ago

John had this a year ago

1 person found it helpfulMar 7th, 2021
Rob N
9.2

Smooth, relatively light-bodied cab.

Smooth, relatively light-bodied cab.

Mar 12th, 2022
Rob Brobst III

Rob had this 3 months ago

Rob had this 3 months ago

Feb 4th, 2022
Rob Brobst III

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Feb 4th, 2022
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Oct 13th, 2021
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Sep 20th, 2021
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Chris had this 5 months ago

Chris had this 5 months ago

Dec 31st, 2021