Regusci

Estate Bottled Angelo's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.4105 ratings
9.418 pro ratings
Stags Leap District, 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

In Charles Hendricks I trust.

Still needs 5 years plus but, a good follow to the Rioja. Handles all the elements of smoke & sweet in our BBQ Ribs.

In Charles Hendricks I trust.

Still needs 5 years plus but, a good follow to the Rioja. Handles all the elements of smoke & sweet in our BBQ Ribs.

Feb 3rd, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.5

This 05 was a spectacular follow up bottle to the Rostaing. It’s right at the top of its peak and everything you want from a Napa Cabernet. It hit on all cylinders.

The body full, rich, lush and elegant. The tannins round and velvety. Still plenty of life left in this 2005.

Dark fruits of; blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries with subtle notes of strawberries. Warm and well layered baking spice; cinnamon, clove, nutmeg & vanillin. Soft, gentle dark spices, mocha chocolate & powder, rich semi-sweet earthiness, crushed rock powder, suede leather, tobacco, light graphite, dark withering flowers, round acidity and a big, rich, elegant, velvety polished finish that lasts minutes.

This 05 was a spectacular follow up bottle to the Rostaing. It’s right at the top of its peak and everything you want from a Napa Cabernet. It hit on all cylinders.

The body full, rich, lush and elegant. The tannins round and velvety. Still plenty of life left in this 2005.

Dark fruits of; blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries with subtle notes of strawberries. Warm and well layered baking spice; cinnamon, clove, nutmeg & vanillin. Soft, gentle dark spices, mocha chocolate & powder, rich semi-sweet earthiness, crushed rock powder, suede leather, tobacco, light graphite, dark withering flowers, round acidity and a big, rich, elegant, velvety polished finish that lasts minutes.

Dec 9th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

On the nose; dark spice, clove, cinnamon, lots of caramel & vanilla. Ripe, leaner styled; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, some mulberries & boysenberries. Cherry liqueur, salted milk chocolate, dry crush rocks & top soil, dark forest floor, sweet tarry notes with fresh & withering dark florals.

The body is full. The tannins are well resolved...slightly further than I expected. Ripe, leaner styled; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, some mulberries & boysenberries. Dark spice with some heat, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, lots of caramel & vanilla. cherry liqueur, salted milk chocolate, cocoa powder, graphite, saddle-wood, used leather, mint, dry crush rocks & top soil, dark forest floor, sweet tarry notes with fresh & withering dark florals.

Despite the mid Napa alcohol of 14.2%, you can sense a stronger level of alcohol in the 05...untypical for this producer.

Photos of; long shot of the winery & Estate vines, pay in the honor system fruits & vegetable cart, picnic area and tasting room.

Maybe, better one year ago. Still very good but, not going to continue to improve. I’d drink over the next 1-2 years. Unless, you enjoy it when it starts to slide into that fig & prune phase.

On the nose; dark spice, clove, cinnamon, lots of caramel & vanilla. Ripe, leaner styled; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, some mulberries & boysenberries. Cherry liqueur, salted milk chocolate, dry crush rocks & top soil, dark forest floor, sweet tarry notes with fresh & withering dark florals.

The body is full. The tannins are well resolved...slightly further than I expected. Ripe, leaner styled; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, some mulberries & boysenberries. Dark spice with some heat, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, lots of caramel & vanilla. cherry liqueur, salted milk chocolate, cocoa powder, graphite, saddle-wood, used leather, mint, dry crush rocks & top soil, dark forest floor, sweet tarry notes with fresh & withering dark florals.

Despite the mid Napa alcohol of 14.2%, you can sense a stronger level of alcohol in the 05...untypical for this producer.

Photos of; long shot of the winery & Estate vines, pay in the honor system fruits & vegetable cart, picnic area and tasting room.

Maybe, better one year ago. Still very good but, not going to continue to improve. I’d drink over the next 1-2 years. Unless, you enjoy it when it starts to slide into that fig & prune phase.

Sep 8th, 2018
Tobin Trevarthen

Delicious. Big cherry, blackberries, tobacco, Hints of brown sugar and fig.

Delicious. Big cherry, blackberries, tobacco, Hints of brown sugar and fig.

Jul 24th, 2018
Tobin Trevarthen

Really liked this one. The ‘10 was well structured and had nice finish on the palette. Typical blackberry, black cherry and some fig newton in there...

Really liked this one. The ‘10 was well structured and had nice finish on the palette. Typical blackberry, black cherry and some fig newton in there...

May 23rd, 2018
Andy Wigginton

Still huge and a little tight upon opening. Dark concentrated fruit with spice and roasted herbs. Great tannin structure! This vintage, if stored properly, could go another five years. Even better five hours after opening!

Still huge and a little tight upon opening. Dark concentrated fruit with spice and roasted herbs. Great tannin structure! This vintage, if stored properly, could go another five years. Even better five hours after opening!

Aug 2nd, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

If you have the 07 Regusci Angelo's Vineyard, I'd wait 5 more years before opening. It's drinking nicely but it's full pleasure is only 50-60% there. The tannins are nicely resolved but there is plenty of room for maturity. It starts with dark cassis and dark chocolate w/ cocoa powder, vanilla, salted caramel & cinnamon. Dry blackberries, chocolate covered dark cherries, black raspberries w/ just of whiff of juicy, ripe strawberries. Spice-box, nutmeg, cumin, menthol, eucalyptus, dry coffee grounds, dry dark earth, dry stones, dry red & dark florals & underbrush. It still has big structure, great length, nice tension & balance. It's just short of perfect acidity but what it lacks in acidity is more than made up by it's long, long, beautiful, elegant finish. It's a superstar in another 5-7 years. Happy Holidays all...hope you have some nice company, food & wine this holiday season & of course...Happy New Year!!!

If you have the 07 Regusci Angelo's Vineyard, I'd wait 5 more years before opening. It's drinking nicely but it's full pleasure is only 50-60% there. The tannins are nicely resolved but there is plenty of room for maturity. It starts with dark cassis and dark chocolate w/ cocoa powder, vanilla, salted caramel & cinnamon. Dry blackberries, chocolate covered dark cherries, black raspberries w/ just of whiff of juicy, ripe strawberries. Spice-box, nutmeg, cumin, menthol, eucalyptus, dry coffee grounds, dry dark earth, dry stones, dry red & dark florals & underbrush. It still has big structure, great length, nice tension & balance. It's just short of perfect acidity but what it lacks in acidity is more than made up by it's long, long, beautiful, elegant finish. It's a superstar in another 5-7 years. Happy Holidays all...hope you have some nice company, food & wine this holiday season & of course...Happy New Year!!!

1 person found it helpfulDec 3rd, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.5

If you are not familiar w/ Winemaker Charles Hendricks, this wine is a reason to get acquainted. Chuck makes his own private label Hendricks and the Hope & Grace wines. Through 14 and 1/2 of 15 he made James Cole & Regusci. This 01 is pure beauty & elegance. Perfect flavors, balance, purity, structure, acidity & length. Ruby dark elegant fruits; blackberries, dark cherries, dark raspberries, Asian spice, cinnamon, vanilla, dark earth with crushed rocks, suede leather, dry florals & black licorice. A wine you won't forget. He also makes the only Malbec's I really love! #gorgeous

If you are not familiar w/ Winemaker Charles Hendricks, this wine is a reason to get acquainted. Chuck makes his own private label Hendricks and the Hope & Grace wines. Through 14 and 1/2 of 15 he made James Cole & Regusci. This 01 is pure beauty & elegance. Perfect flavors, balance, purity, structure, acidity & length. Ruby dark elegant fruits; blackberries, dark cherries, dark raspberries, Asian spice, cinnamon, vanilla, dark earth with crushed rocks, suede leather, dry florals & black licorice. A wine you won't forget. He also makes the only Malbec's I really love! #gorgeous

1 person found it helpfulSep 17th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.6

Black cassis, spice, black tar, decayed forals on the nose. Black cassis, dark cherries, cooked strawberries, strong anise, black plum liqueur, dark raspberries, crumbled dark minerals, rich sweet dark earth, black tea, spicebox, dry florals, dark chocolate and a long unforgettable finish. This will continue to improve over the next 3-5 years.

Black cassis, spice, black tar, decayed forals on the nose. Black cassis, dark cherries, cooked strawberries, strong anise, black plum liqueur, dark raspberries, crumbled dark minerals, rich sweet dark earth, black tea, spicebox, dry florals, dark chocolate and a long unforgettable finish. This will continue to improve over the next 3-5 years.

1 person found it helpfulAug 14th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.5

Dark fruits, spice, fruit tea and dry floral nose. Fruits are stewed. Black spiced plum, blackberries, black cherries, back palate of strawberries, dates, figs, spicebox, soft elegant minerals, dry floral bouquet, dry dark earth, anise, sweet leather, baking spices. An amazing complex blend with a ripe rich fruit finish. This is in a perfect place and a good example of why you want to cellar most of your Cabernet 10 + years.

Dark fruits, spice, fruit tea and dry floral nose. Fruits are stewed. Black spiced plum, blackberries, black cherries, back palate of strawberries, dates, figs, spicebox, soft elegant minerals, dry floral bouquet, dry dark earth, anise, sweet leather, baking spices. An amazing complex blend with a ripe rich fruit finish. This is in a perfect place and a good example of why you want to cellar most of your Cabernet 10 + years.

1 person found it helpfulAug 14th, 2016