Roy Piper

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.435 ratings
9.43 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Richard Steinberg

Brilliant effort. Magical for an off vintage that shouldn't be considered an off vintage. Blew away the EMH black cat from the day before. If you aren't on Roy's list, epic mistake. Great mouthfeel. Awesome finish

Brilliant effort. Magical for an off vintage that shouldn't be considered an off vintage. Blew away the EMH black cat from the day before. If you aren't on Roy's list, epic mistake. Great mouthfeel. Awesome finish

2 people found it helpfulDec 29th, 2015
David Rubinoff

David had this 3 years ago

David had this 3 years ago

2 people found it helpfulDec 29th, 2015
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.5

I love the herbaceous twist here, which add interest to its juicy cherries and cassis fruit profile. Clever oak, lovely silky tannins and refreshing acidity, this vintage may not last forever but it's damn charming and utterly delicious!

I love the herbaceous twist here, which add interest to its juicy cherries and cassis fruit profile. Clever oak, lovely silky tannins and refreshing acidity, this vintage may not last forever but it's damn charming and utterly delicious!

Jul 31st, 2015
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.4

Lovely richness and fragrant fruit are combined into a sexy mixture where immediate power and subtle elegance are equally important. Very, very impressive. It lacks the depth of the '12, but it's way more charming.

Lovely richness and fragrant fruit are combined into a sexy mixture where immediate power and subtle elegance are equally important. Very, very impressive. It lacks the depth of the '12, but it's way more charming.

Jul 9th, 2015
Warren Grossman

Powerful cab, long finish, terrific

Powerful cab, long finish, terrific

Dec 24th, 2017
Eric LaMasters

Nice red fruit with a minty, eucalyptus herbal note and a bit of toast and cocoa on the finish.

Nice red fruit with a minty, eucalyptus herbal note and a bit of toast and cocoa on the finish.

Feb 4th, 2017
M Cromwell

My first Roy Piper and wow, off to a great start. On open delicious nose with fruit and perfume. Gave it 3.5 hrs in decanter. Not sure what to expect out of this, but best '11 I've had so far. Some early faint green notes at 2.5-3 hrs. As I tried bits over the decant. At 3.5 this darling was open for business, baking spice, red berry fruit, blue fruit along with a perfect complimentary oak note that finished off a medium finish. Mrs. Geaux loved this too. Silky tannins and a bit of acid red fruits let you know this can survive a few years and reward even more patience. 94 for now...2-3+ points potential. Well done Mr. Piper, well done!

My first Roy Piper and wow, off to a great start. On open delicious nose with fruit and perfume. Gave it 3.5 hrs in decanter. Not sure what to expect out of this, but best '11 I've had so far. Some early faint green notes at 2.5-3 hrs. As I tried bits over the decant. At 3.5 this darling was open for business, baking spice, red berry fruit, blue fruit along with a perfect complimentary oak note that finished off a medium finish. Mrs. Geaux loved this too. Silky tannins and a bit of acid red fruits let you know this can survive a few years and reward even more patience. 94 for now...2-3+ points potential. Well done Mr. Piper, well done!

Dec 27th, 2016
Eric LaMasters

Big, voluptuous wine. Nice structure. Lovely blackberry notes. A really nice wine for the vintage.

Big, voluptuous wine. Nice structure. Lovely blackberry notes. A really nice wine for the vintage.

May 22nd, 2016
Craig Otten

Need a great winemaker to make a great wine 111'. Nicely done Roy

Need a great winemaker to make a great wine 111'. Nicely done Roy

Dec 1st, 2015
Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Drinking the saxum while this decants, another 4 hour according to Roy, the 2010 only needed 2 hours, so we'll see
Forgot about it, so it had 4.5 hours, for 2011 it wasn't that bad, but definitely prefer 2010

Drinking the saxum while this decants, another 4 hour according to Roy, the 2010 only needed 2 hours, so we'll see
Forgot about it, so it had 4.5 hours, for 2011 it wasn't that bad, but definitely prefer 2010

Nov 27th, 2015