Purlieu

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.150 ratings
9.013 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
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

On the nose; dark cassis in a slight candied or syrupy style. Hint of smoke, nicely soft layered baking spices; vanilla, cinnamon, light clove & star anise. Boysenberries, blueberries, blackberries, black raspberries, black plums and plums with violets, lavender, and dark fresh florals.

The body is medium full. The tannins are soft and round. Boysenberries, blueberries, blackberries, black raspberries, black plums and plum, hint of smoke, nicely soft layered baking spices; vanilla, cinnamon, light clove. Star anise, dark medium spices dry crushed rocks, limestone, suede leather, violets, lavender, and dark fresh florals. The acidity is beautiful. The long finish is juicy, balanced, well polished, elegant and last minutes. Very easy to drink now but, 5-7 years patience will be rewarded.

Purlieu means, “the edge of the forest” or “an outlying area.”

Photos of, Coombsville Vineyard, Winemaker Julien Fayard tasting the wine in barrel, their beautiful Cabernet fruit and their new winemaking facilities.

On the nose; dark cassis in a slight candied or syrupy style. Hint of smoke, nicely soft layered baking spices; vanilla, cinnamon, light clove & star anise. Boysenberries, blueberries, blackberries, black raspberries, black plums and plums with violets, lavender, and dark fresh florals.

The body is medium full. The tannins are soft and round. Boysenberries, blueberries, blackberries, black raspberries, black plums and plum, hint of smoke, nicely soft layered baking spices; vanilla, cinnamon, light clove. Star anise, dark medium spices dry crushed rocks, limestone, suede leather, violets, lavender, and dark fresh florals. The acidity is beautiful. The long finish is juicy, balanced, well polished, elegant and last minutes. Very easy to drink now but, 5-7 years patience will be rewarded.

Purlieu means, “the edge of the forest” or “an outlying area.”

Photos of, Coombsville Vineyard, Winemaker Julien Fayard tasting the wine in barrel, their beautiful Cabernet fruit and their new winemaking facilities.

Oct 12th, 2018
Roy Goble

Surprised me. Exceeded expectations.

Surprised me. Exceeded expectations.

Aug 19th, 2018
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
Roy Goble

Very good!

Very good!

Jul 9th, 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
Timothy

Traigan tenedor y cuchillo para entrarle a este vino...

Traigan tenedor y cuchillo para entrarle a este vino...

Sep 26th, 2018