Priest Ranch

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.818 ratings
8.93 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
Severn Goodwin

Jammy jam! Very accessible at a young age, fruit is quite generous.

Jammy jam! Very accessible at a young age, fruit is quite generous.

May 19th, 2018
Aaron Means

Round, lush, supple, blackberry liqueur, cassis, vanilla, milk chocolate, licorice.

Round, lush, supple, blackberry liqueur, cassis, vanilla, milk chocolate, licorice.

Nov 25th, 2017
Riccardo L.

Extremely dry. I just ate sawdust. flavourful. but a moisture void.

Extremely dry. I just ate sawdust. flavourful. but a moisture void.

Apr 11th, 2016
Bill Morgan

Big bold full deep red fruit flavor

Big bold full deep red fruit flavor

Jul 19th, 2018
Krysten B

Not spectacular...

Not spectacular...

Mar 15th, 2018
Kaitlin Elizabeth

Silky smooth finish

Silky smooth finish

Jan 23rd, 2018
Brian Joynt

Very disappointing. 2012 vintage.

Very disappointing. 2012 vintage.

Nov 16th, 2017
Lisa Marie

Tried this wine at a high end tasting at Tinto. Brought a few bottles home. Broke out the Coravin to enjoy a full glass. This is a big boy and just my style. First impression is that it will definitely refine with some age but there is so to appreciate right now. Definitely recommend decanting an hour or more before drinking. Without decanting I am getting tobacco, leather, cigar box, black currant, blueberry, vanilla, and smoke. Nice structure and balance.

Tried this wine at a high end tasting at Tinto. Brought a few bottles home. Broke out the Coravin to enjoy a full glass. This is a big boy and just my style. First impression is that it will definitely refine with some age but there is so to appreciate right now. Definitely recommend decanting an hour or more before drinking. Without decanting I am getting tobacco, leather, cigar box, black currant, blueberry, vanilla, and smoke. Nice structure and balance.

Oct 26th, 2017
Amy Hanson

Needed to open up, but really nice flavor paired with a cheese plate.

Needed to open up, but really nice flavor paired with a cheese plate.

Aug 19th, 2017
"Odedi"

Here is my Friday's Cabernet fix. This time it's a wonderful Napa Cab.

Dark inky in color with a short purple rim. Teeth staining color.

Nice nose with black currants, blackberries, cherries, vanilla bean, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, smoke, peppermint, light coffee, mocha, tobacco, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Full bodied and velvety, with long legs and medium plus acidity.

Extremely dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cranberries, wood, light vanilla, bitter herbs, tobacco, vegetables, alcohol, earth, coffee, dark chocolates and peppercorn.

Medium plus in finish with green, angular tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a wonderful Napa Cabernet, however, it is not a typical one. Not fully balanced yet, and needs 3 to 5 years to mature and soften up.

Shows nice complexity, but the tannins are too big and aggressive, right now. (I still enjoy it). This will be awesome in a few years.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly.

I paired it with hard cheeses, olives and dried fruits.

15.1% alcohol by volume.

Here is my Friday's Cabernet fix. This time it's a wonderful Napa Cab.

Dark inky in color with a short purple rim. Teeth staining color.

Nice nose with black currants, blackberries, cherries, vanilla bean, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, smoke, peppermint, light coffee, mocha, tobacco, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Full bodied and velvety, with long legs and medium plus acidity.

Extremely dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cranberries, wood, light vanilla, bitter herbs, tobacco, vegetables, alcohol, earth, coffee, dark chocolates and peppercorn.

Medium plus in finish with green, angular tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a wonderful Napa Cabernet, however, it is not a typical one. Not fully balanced yet, and needs 3 to 5 years to mature and soften up.

Shows nice complexity, but the tannins are too big and aggressive, right now. (I still enjoy it). This will be awesome in a few years.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly.

I paired it with hard cheeses, olives and dried fruits.

15.1% alcohol by volume.

Aug 11th, 2017