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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.947 ratings
9.04 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
"Odedi"

This Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a little disappointing. Unbalanced with red fruits with light earth notes.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Tart finish with firm tannins, after 90 minutes of airtime.

Probably in its dumb phase and might need a few years in the bottle to mature.

Not what I expected from the excellent 2012 vintage.

Aged for 26 months in French oak barrels.

14.4% alcohol by volume.

85 points.

$46.

This Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a little disappointing. Unbalanced with red fruits with light earth notes.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Tart finish with firm tannins, after 90 minutes of airtime.

Probably in its dumb phase and might need a few years in the bottle to mature.

Not what I expected from the excellent 2012 vintage.

Aged for 26 months in French oak barrels.

14.4% alcohol by volume.

85 points.

$46.

Feb 14th, 2019
Matt Trader

Pick up the last one of these sometime last year for the particular vintage. First time trying this was the 2010, and the 2012 did not disappoint as well. Bright red and dark plum notes, delicious red apple, cocoa powder, and sweet mocha undertones. Racy and delicately structured tannins thoughout, and vibrancy that'll make this bottle age swimmingly. Drinking nicely now, however if you pair it with food, you'll find a pairing that melds perfectly into your cuisine, which is what you want. Can't wait for new vintages!

$44.99

Pick up the last one of these sometime last year for the particular vintage. First time trying this was the 2010, and the 2012 did not disappoint as well. Bright red and dark plum notes, delicious red apple, cocoa powder, and sweet mocha undertones. Racy and delicately structured tannins thoughout, and vibrancy that'll make this bottle age swimmingly. Drinking nicely now, however if you pair it with food, you'll find a pairing that melds perfectly into your cuisine, which is what you want. Can't wait for new vintages!

$44.99

Aug 22nd, 2016
Matt Trader

Great presentation of a Bordeaux blend out of California!! 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, and some Cabernet Franc and Merlot, and aged 33 months in a French oak. This produces a very elegant blend with an amazing showcase of blackberries and red fruits, with a tobacco, creme de casis, and mocha to please the nose and coax it into earthy aromas and toasted oak. It's still called a cabernet bc it's above 75% Cab Sauv but it's clearly more old world left bank Bordeaux in style! Silky smooooooth.

Great presentation of a Bordeaux blend out of California!! 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, and some Cabernet Franc and Merlot, and aged 33 months in a French oak. This produces a very elegant blend with an amazing showcase of blackberries and red fruits, with a tobacco, creme de casis, and mocha to please the nose and coax it into earthy aromas and toasted oak. It's still called a cabernet bc it's above 75% Cab Sauv but it's clearly more old world left bank Bordeaux in style! Silky smooooooth.

Jul 25th, 2015
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.6

From Mitch Cosentino. Elegant and Bright with some baking spice on the finish. A bit too racy to drink without food.

From Mitch Cosentino. Elegant and Bright with some baking spice on the finish. A bit too racy to drink without food.

Sep 28th, 2013
Andrew Keenan

2013 Vintage...Getting Better with Age

2013 Vintage...Getting Better with Age

May 2nd, 2018
Jason Brater

Tbh not sure what these low ratings are. This wine was great with food once it opens. 1.5 hr decant. Chocolate powder; blackberries. White pepper.

Tbh not sure what these low ratings are. This wine was great with food once it opens. 1.5 hr decant. Chocolate powder; blackberries. White pepper.

Feb 16th, 2018
Eric Falstad

Tannic, kind of chocolatey, a bit sour, and full of oak and dark fruit.

Tannic, kind of chocolatey, a bit sour, and full of oak and dark fruit.

Sep 19th, 2017
Sara Padilla

This would pair wonderfully with a steak 🤤

This would pair wonderfully with a steak 🤤

Sep 19th, 2017
Gary Charles Duma

Balanced but with more tannins then I prefer. Nice oak but a bit mineral for my taste. A very nice wine just not my style.

Balanced but with more tannins then I prefer. Nice oak but a bit mineral for my taste. A very nice wine just not my style.

Jul 5th, 2017
Kapyrick Wine

V10. Lots of good things going on here. Black licorice and cedar bouquet. Big black pepper, blackberry and very slight green pepper fruit. Nice tannins that will continue to soften. Wine is very good now, but will continue to open.

V10. Lots of good things going on here. Black licorice and cedar bouquet. Big black pepper, blackberry and very slight green pepper fruit. Nice tannins that will continue to soften. Wine is very good now, but will continue to open.

Jul 10th, 2016