Purlieu

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.139 ratings
8.88 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
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.2

Powerful. Intense blackberry and dark fruit. Licorice. Inky black in appearance and tastes the same when coating my mouth.

Powerful. Intense blackberry and dark fruit. Licorice. Inky black in appearance and tastes the same when coating my mouth.

Aug 30th, 2016
John Sweeney

Totally black, super rich and dense. Black fruits, licorice, graphite and well integrated wood. #badass #napa #cab

Totally black, super rich and dense. Black fruits, licorice, graphite and well integrated wood. #badass #napa #cab

Jan 20th, 2016
Jennifer DiDomizio

Sharing amazing Cab and pizza. Bam!

Sharing amazing Cab and pizza. Bam!

Mar 18th, 2015
Adam Crawshaw

No nonsense Cab. Rich, ripe and smooth. Great structure.

No nonsense Cab. Rich, ripe and smooth. Great structure.

Jul 4th, 2014
Amy Currens

Sommelier/Wine Director FarmShop

8.2

2009

2009

Feb 23rd, 2013
Chris Zitzman

Rich nose of currant and cassis, berries followed by a rich body composed of both and more. While sturdy, things melt together to produce a finish that's not only powerful but finessed as well. To me this is easily a 94 pointer.

Rich nose of currant and cassis, berries followed by a rich body composed of both and more. While sturdy, things melt together to produce a finish that's not only powerful but finessed as well. To me this is easily a 94 pointer.

Feb 21st, 2013
Clive McNish

Top California Cabernet, loved it, purple colour, smooth, concentrated and plenty of dark fruit but not overly sweet. Mild tannins and a smoky, vanilla, Christmasy finish.

Top California Cabernet, loved it, purple colour, smooth, concentrated and plenty of dark fruit but not overly sweet. Mild tannins and a smoky, vanilla, Christmasy finish.

Feb 19th, 2018
Eric LaMasters

Nice Cabernet. Very dark fruit accompanied by cocoa. It has closed down a bit since this summer, and at this point I think it could use a bit more time.

Nice Cabernet. Very dark fruit accompanied by cocoa. It has closed down a bit since this summer, and at this point I think it could use a bit more time.

Jan 15th, 2018
KA
9.2

Very well made cabernet. Has potential to be a classic with some time and age.

Very well made cabernet. Has potential to be a classic with some time and age.

Nov 29th, 2017
JKT
9.0

JL Purlieu tasting 6/16/17. ABV 15.5%. Coombsville. $80. #2. 94WA. Nose that's more fruit forward and graphite and sweetness with full and silky body and very long finish with complexity.

JL Purlieu tasting 6/16/17. ABV 15.5%. Coombsville. $80. #2. 94WA. Nose that's more fruit forward and graphite and sweetness with full and silky body and very long finish with complexity.

Jun 16th, 2017