Renaissance Vineyard & Winery

Estate Bottled North Yuba Cabernet Sauvignon

9.127 ratings
9.212 pro ratings
North Yuba, Sierra Foothills, 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
Matt Perlman

Gideon Beinstock’s note on the label suggested, at the time of bottling, that the lifespan of this wine would be 15-25 years. The high end of that range has turned out to be correct. Dried sweet red and purple fruit, creme de cassis, classic renaissance herbal and cedar/mesquite note. Tannins resolved into the background but still present; slightly but perceptibly drying out, should hold another few years

Gideon Beinstock’s note on the label suggested, at the time of bottling, that the lifespan of this wine would be 15-25 years. The high end of that range has turned out to be correct. Dried sweet red and purple fruit, creme de cassis, classic renaissance herbal and cedar/mesquite note. Tannins resolved into the background but still present; slightly but perceptibly drying out, should hold another few years

Sep 7th, 2020
Greg Gregory

Better than I expected.

Better than I expected.

Dec 5th, 2019
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.2

California's little secret. Gorgeous herbal claret.

California's little secret. Gorgeous herbal claret.

2 people found it helpfulJul 6th, 2014
Alex Papanicolaou

Magnum! Double your pleasure!

Magnum! Double your pleasure!

Feb 2nd, 2016
Mike Martin   @TheWineShepherd

Wine Buyer Vintry Fine Wines

9.5

Old Skool Cab... #Gideon

Old Skool Cab... #Gideon

Mar 11th, 2014
PS Michaels

From Mag.

From Mag.

Jan 19th, 2021
Gene Chow

Started out with dark fruit and leather. Evolved quickly to cherry. Definitely middle age. Exciting to drink.

Started out with dark fruit and leather. Evolved quickly to cherry. Definitely middle age. Exciting to drink.

Mar 4th, 2019
Carter Pelham

Mellow black berries, fading tannins, rounded earthy notes

Mellow black berries, fading tannins, rounded earthy notes

Jan 3rd, 2019
Scott Reiner

Lacks the depth. The warmth of the vintage shows there.

Lacks the depth. The warmth of the vintage shows there.

Apr 23rd, 2014
Michael O'Sullivan

First aromas and taste was truffles, earth... Super complex and unctuous ......stewed fruits, well balanced wine. Unctuous is a word, right??

First aromas and taste was truffles, earth... Super complex and unctuous ......stewed fruits, well balanced wine. Unctuous is a word, right??

Feb 27th, 2016