Promontory

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.532 ratings
9.48 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
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Shay A
9.7

After a couple months of hiatus, the Friday City Club group was able to get back together (albeit a smaller, more spread out group) for an epic hosting by @joe leatherwood . 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine, all served blind.

Here’s your finisher. Tied with the L&M for my favorite of the day. This seemed to take the best of the L&M (lifted profile, elegant) and the best of the Harlan (dense, rich, powerful) and marry them together perfectly. Iron fist in a velvet glove. It sported the entire fruit spectrum on the nose (red, blue and black) with added notes of sandalwood, espresso, cinnamon and nutmeg, and scorched earth. It pulls you in immediately on the palate with tantalizing notes of fondue dipped dark fruits, cherry-vanilla pipe tobacco, crushed gravel, before letting you go softly with elegant floral notes like jasmine. Stunning. I called this 7-10yr old Napa cab.

After a couple months of hiatus, the Friday City Club group was able to get back together (albeit a smaller, more spread out group) for an epic hosting by @joe leatherwood . 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine, all served blind.

Here’s your finisher. Tied with the L&M for my favorite of the day. This seemed to take the best of the L&M (lifted profile, elegant) and the best of the Harlan (dense, rich, powerful) and marry them together perfectly. Iron fist in a velvet glove. It sported the entire fruit spectrum on the nose (red, blue and black) with added notes of sandalwood, espresso, cinnamon and nutmeg, and scorched earth. It pulls you in immediately on the palate with tantalizing notes of fondue dipped dark fruits, cherry-vanilla pipe tobacco, crushed gravel, before letting you go softly with elegant floral notes like jasmine. Stunning. I called this 7-10yr old Napa cab.

Jun 24th, 2020
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

Deep ruby red. Dark berries on the nose with notes of spices, blackberries, and a touch floral. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Dry and rich on the palate with dark berries, spices and dark crushed rocks. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2046. (93+)

Thanks Russell!!

Deep ruby red. Dark berries on the nose with notes of spices, blackberries, and a touch floral. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Dry and rich on the palate with dark berries, spices and dark crushed rocks. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2046. (93+)

Thanks Russell!!

May 12th, 2018
Christopher Pappe

There is nothing typical about these iconic wines. Sense of place outstanding. Tasted at the property.

There is nothing typical about these iconic wines. Sense of place outstanding. Tasted at the property.

Jun 14th, 2017
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.7

A great showing from the the 2012 today. So deep, rich and intense. At charity lunch, Naples Winter Wine Festival.

A great showing from the the 2012 today. So deep, rich and intense. At charity lunch, Naples Winter Wine Festival.

Jan 26th, 2017
Alvaro Bustillos

Greg -dr diaz

Greg -dr diaz

Jul 31st, 2019
Aaron Hamrock

This wine is just delicious.

This wine is just delicious.

Jul 4th, 2019
Mono Head

2012
Darker but still fruity. Well balanced.quite fruit forward but in a crisp fruit kind of way. 9.3

2012
Darker but still fruity. Well balanced.quite fruit forward but in a crisp fruit kind of way. 9.3

Nov 23rd, 2018
Jason Bonfig

That just happened!

That just happened!

Nov 22nd, 2018
LM Segal

The '13s weren't available but this may be the first perfect wine from here. Obscene power on the nose and palate, King Kong dancing a perfect Nutcracker. The elements of blackberry, dark chocolate and dark flowers, light compote all in perfect balance but not completely integrated. If I could afford it I'd sock away a few cases for 10++ years!

The '13s weren't available but this may be the first perfect wine from here. Obscene power on the nose and palate, King Kong dancing a perfect Nutcracker. The elements of blackberry, dark chocolate and dark flowers, light compote all in perfect balance but not completely integrated. If I could afford it I'd sock away a few cases for 10++ years!

Sep 16th, 2017
Kurt-Inge Eklund

Kurt-Inge had this 8 months ago

Kurt-Inge had this 8 months ago

Dec 12th, 2019