Peter Michael Winery

Au Paradis Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

9.426 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Oakville, 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
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

9.2

Liquid red velvet.

Liquid red velvet.

Sep 24th, 2018
Al Shikoh

dark ruby, opaque core, prominent tears; black cherry, black currants, chocolate, menthol, orange rind, herbs; very plush, dark fruits, good length with heat on the finish; very full bodied, 15.3% ABV, prominent fine grained tannins; made from blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Cabernet Franc; $215

dark ruby, opaque core, prominent tears; black cherry, black currants, chocolate, menthol, orange rind, herbs; very plush, dark fruits, good length with heat on the finish; very full bodied, 15.3% ABV, prominent fine grained tannins; made from blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Cabernet Franc; $215

1 person found it helpfulNov 18th, 2020
Ming L
9.6

Had the same vintage about 9 months ago, and I found the notes are remarkably consistent. One of the best Napa cabs I’ve tasted. Below is the previous notes.

Mesmerizing nose of blackcurrant, creme de cassis, violet, cedar, fresh orange peel, cured meat, and forest floor. Gentle and soft on the entry, with parade of flavors echoing the nose. The full body feels deceivingly weightless on the palate, but with great energy and precision. Velvety tannins. The finish lasts for minutes.

Had the same vintage about 9 months ago, and I found the notes are remarkably consistent. One of the best Napa cabs I’ve tasted. Below is the previous notes.

Mesmerizing nose of blackcurrant, creme de cassis, violet, cedar, fresh orange peel, cured meat, and forest floor. Gentle and soft on the entry, with parade of flavors echoing the nose. The full body feels deceivingly weightless on the palate, but with great energy and precision. Velvety tannins. The finish lasts for minutes.

Feb 23rd, 2022
Norma Ray

Slightly acidic on the nose, slight notes of leather. Wow 🤩 wow 🤩 wow 🤩. Silky smooth deliciousness. It’s like a liquid chocolate truffle, so buttery! I’m thinking this wine was opened on the perfect day.

Slightly acidic on the nose, slight notes of leather. Wow 🤩 wow 🤩 wow 🤩. Silky smooth deliciousness. It’s like a liquid chocolate truffle, so buttery! I’m thinking this wine was opened on the perfect day.

Jan 28th, 2022
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Decant & Drink per norm JS 99
94 from Parker facts, Their newest vineyard acquisition in Oakville has produced the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis, which used to be the Showket Vineyard on the red soils of the Oakville corridor near Dalla Valle, Rudd and Screaming Eagle. Aged in 100% Darnajou casks, this cuvée of 2,300 cases is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Cabernet Franc.

Decant & Drink per norm JS 99
94 from Parker facts, Their newest vineyard acquisition in Oakville has produced the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Au Paradis, which used to be the Showket Vineyard on the red soils of the Oakville corridor near Dalla Valle, Rudd and Screaming Eagle. Aged in 100% Darnajou casks, this cuvée of 2,300 cases is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Cabernet Franc.

Sep 6th, 2021
Ming L
9.6

Mesmerizing nose of blackcurrant, creme de cassis, violet, cedar, fresh orange peel, cured meat, and forest floor. Gentle and soft on the entry, with parade of flavors echoing the nose. The full body feels deceivingly weightless on the palate, but with great energy and precision. Velvety tannins. The finish lasts for minutes.

Seamless and elegant. Outstanding already at its young age.

Mesmerizing nose of blackcurrant, creme de cassis, violet, cedar, fresh orange peel, cured meat, and forest floor. Gentle and soft on the entry, with parade of flavors echoing the nose. The full body feels deceivingly weightless on the palate, but with great energy and precision. Velvety tannins. The finish lasts for minutes.

Seamless and elegant. Outstanding already at its young age.

May 9th, 2021
Nelson Fitch

Thirst quenching. I'm confused.

Thirst quenching. I'm confused.

Oct 25th, 2020
Terrence Chow

Beautiful full body cab. Supple tannins with fruit, earth and herbal overtones. Really nice structure and lasting finish.

Beautiful full body cab. Supple tannins with fruit, earth and herbal overtones. Really nice structure and lasting finish.

Nov 29th, 2017
Martin Diehr

Well balanced sauv blanc.

Well balanced sauv blanc.

Jan 1st, 2017