Progeny

Special Selection Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

9.717 ratings
9.69 pro ratings
Mt. Veeder, 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
Shay A
9.4

A winery I seem to forget about at times, though every time I open a bottle, I realize I shouldn’t. Consistently delicious Napa cabs from Veeder, on a stunning property.

This is their “extended” aged cab, and 2012 was the current release when we visited the winery in 2019. I believe 2014 is current release now.

I opened this and consumed it initially as a pop and pour as I wasn’t able to plan too far ahead. For the most part, I think the 2012 vintage for Napa cabs are in a sweet spot at the moment. This was unabashedly Napa cab in profile with a purple core, aromas of baked mixed berry pie, espresso and nutmeg baking spices, and a bit of a bull in a China shop feel to it as it was just really powerful. Very tannic at the finish. After this sat in the decanter close to three hours, this blossomed. Much more layered. The aromatics revealed more cordial and even violets, and the palate became more finessed with a streak of mineral/stone down the middle. Veeder cabs, for me, have more opulence than the other mountain AVA cabs, and this stayed true as it turned silky. I’d either decant this 3+hrs or hold another 3+yrs if opening soon.

A winery I seem to forget about at times, though every time I open a bottle, I realize I shouldn’t. Consistently delicious Napa cabs from Veeder, on a stunning property.

This is their “extended” aged cab, and 2012 was the current release when we visited the winery in 2019. I believe 2014 is current release now.

I opened this and consumed it initially as a pop and pour as I wasn’t able to plan too far ahead. For the most part, I think the 2012 vintage for Napa cabs are in a sweet spot at the moment. This was unabashedly Napa cab in profile with a purple core, aromas of baked mixed berry pie, espresso and nutmeg baking spices, and a bit of a bull in a China shop feel to it as it was just really powerful. Very tannic at the finish. After this sat in the decanter close to three hours, this blossomed. Much more layered. The aromatics revealed more cordial and even violets, and the palate became more finessed with a streak of mineral/stone down the middle. Veeder cabs, for me, have more opulence than the other mountain AVA cabs, and this stayed true as it turned silky. I’d either decant this 3+hrs or hold another 3+yrs if opening soon.

Mar 6th, 2021
Ara Aslanian

Magnum

Magnum

Dec 22nd, 2019
Shay A
9.6

My GOODNESS. What a stunning wine! I’ve only had a few Progeny wines but each one has been superb. The depth and concentration here...wow. So much blue and black fruit, alongside nutmeg, clove, sandalwood. Felt perfect on the palate. The finish made me want to drink this through a straw. Heading to Napa in 5 weeks...this may have just made the “must visit” list!

My GOODNESS. What a stunning wine! I’ve only had a few Progeny wines but each one has been superb. The depth and concentration here...wow. So much blue and black fruit, alongside nutmeg, clove, sandalwood. Felt perfect on the palate. The finish made me want to drink this through a straw. Heading to Napa in 5 weeks...this may have just made the “must visit” list!

Dec 30th, 2017
Paul T- Huntington Beach

First time having this one, I think @Shay A led me in this direction👍🏼 it’s fantastic just on p&p. Can’t wait till it has some air

Varietal 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation Mount Veeder, Napa Valley
Brix 24.4–25.2
pH 3.93
TA(g/100mls) 0.61
Alcohol 14.8%
Barrel French Oak (32 months)
Production 130 cases

First time having this one, I think @Shay A led me in this direction👍🏼 it’s fantastic just on p&p. Can’t wait till it has some air

Varietal 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation Mount Veeder, Napa Valley
Brix 24.4–25.2
pH 3.93
TA(g/100mls) 0.61
Alcohol 14.8%
Barrel French Oak (32 months)
Production 130 cases

Nov 25th, 2020
Mark Flesher

Neat little comparison, as this was tasted alongside a 2009 O'Shaughnessy Mount Veeder Cabernet. It was interesting how these at first were very different, then started to converge, then started to diverge significantly. At the end of the comparison, this one was a two-point winner. This is a nose of classic Napa Cabernet. Blackberry currant, pepper that almost singes your nostril hair. Entry is full-bodied, Blackberry, blueberry, baking spices, currant, licorice, herbs. And just kept adding another layer and another layer. On the finish, softened tannins are noted yet toasted quality is still extremely present. This wine is showing superb integration, and in my opinion it's still probably 3 to 5 years away from the very top of the hill. This one has a long life ahead.

Neat little comparison, as this was tasted alongside a 2009 O'Shaughnessy Mount Veeder Cabernet. It was interesting how these at first were very different, then started to converge, then started to diverge significantly. At the end of the comparison, this one was a two-point winner. This is a nose of classic Napa Cabernet. Blackberry currant, pepper that almost singes your nostril hair. Entry is full-bodied, Blackberry, blueberry, baking spices, currant, licorice, herbs. And just kept adding another layer and another layer. On the finish, softened tannins are noted yet toasted quality is still extremely present. This wine is showing superb integration, and in my opinion it's still probably 3 to 5 years away from the very top of the hill. This one has a long life ahead.

Sep 21st, 2019
Blake Foster

This turned out to be the lightest of the three. Mountain fruit front end...not too heavy on the back end. We determined this to be the favorite wine without food. Would be perfect with a cheese plate.

This turned out to be the lightest of the three. Mountain fruit front end...not too heavy on the back end. We determined this to be the favorite wine without food. Would be perfect with a cheese plate.

Dec 8th, 2017
Ara Aslanian

Ara had this a year ago

Ara had this a year ago

Dec 26th, 2019
Ara Aslanian

Ara had this 2 years ago

Ara had this 2 years ago

Nov 4th, 2018
Greg Gregory

Greg had this 2 years ago

Greg had this 2 years ago

Oct 27th, 2018
David L

David had this 3 years ago

David had this 3 years ago

May 3rd, 2018