Priest Ranch

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.811 ratings
8.82 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
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
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
Anthony Pro

Jesus have mercy! It's a tad chalky. Reminds me of elementary school.

Jesus have mercy! It's a tad chalky. Reminds me of elementary school.

Apr 11th, 2016
Alex Sanchez

Alex had this a year ago

Alex had this a year ago

Aug 27th, 2016
Nichole Bosson

Nichole had this a month ago

Nichole had this a month ago

Oct 29th, 2017
Corey Pelland

Corey had this 3 months ago

Corey had this 3 months ago

Aug 27th, 2017