Sequoia Grove

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.01094 ratings
8.847 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
Charlie Evans

Shut down quickly but surprised how well this held up.

Shut down quickly but surprised how well this held up.

Jul 31st, 2018
Ron R
9.3

I’ve always had a sweet spot for this producer. When I saw the WS rating, I had to try it.
It’s my sort of Napa cab, without the nosebleed at the checkout. Rich, plush nose of coffee and maple syrup. Presents with depth and texture on the palate. Tannins are ripe, indicating longevity. I’m going back to the well!

I’ve always had a sweet spot for this producer. When I saw the WS rating, I had to try it.
It’s my sort of Napa cab, without the nosebleed at the checkout. Rich, plush nose of coffee and maple syrup. Presents with depth and texture on the palate. Tannins are ripe, indicating longevity. I’m going back to the well!

Jul 27th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruits and spice. On the palate blackberry, plum and dark cherry with complex spice. Full-body wine showed balanced acidity and approachable tannins with tobacco, cacao and espresso noted on the lingering finish. More time will benefit. Good value.

Deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruits and spice. On the palate blackberry, plum and dark cherry with complex spice. Full-body wine showed balanced acidity and approachable tannins with tobacco, cacao and espresso noted on the lingering finish. More time will benefit. Good value.

May 9th, 2018
Beau Carson

Shockingly elegant and restrained.

Shockingly elegant and restrained.

Feb 16th, 2018
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

8.8

For those who don't have $80 to spend on Cakebread. Vineyards sit side-by-side and they almost share a driveway. - $41 - 93 pts

For those who don't have $80 to spend on Cakebread. Vineyards sit side-by-side and they almost share a driveway. - $41 - 93 pts

14 people found it helpfulSep 21st, 2013
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

9.0

Been a long while since I've encountered this California, Napa Cab. Leagues more elegant & drinkable than my last acquaintance.

Been a long while since I've encountered this California, Napa Cab. Leagues more elegant & drinkable than my last acquaintance.

4 people found it helpfulSep 3rd, 2014
"Odedi"

Here is my Friday's Cabernet fix.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Gorgeous fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, cherries, licorice, figs, cloves, earth, mint, oak, vanilla, leather, eucalyptus, spices, chocolates, tobacco, beef jerky and peppercorn.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, earth, leather, beef jerky, vegetables and peppercorn.

Long finish with smooth tannins and black pepper.

A Great Napa Cabernet. Very typical and enjoyable by itself or with food. Nicely balanced and complex, with nice acidity to make it interesting.

Although it is very pleasant now, it is still young, and would be much better in 2 to 5 years.

Nicely paired with a nice piece of fillet mingon and grilled vegetables. This one is just delicious.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

Here is my Friday's Cabernet fix.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Gorgeous fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, cherries, licorice, figs, cloves, earth, mint, oak, vanilla, leather, eucalyptus, spices, chocolates, tobacco, beef jerky and peppercorn.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, earth, leather, beef jerky, vegetables and peppercorn.

Long finish with smooth tannins and black pepper.

A Great Napa Cabernet. Very typical and enjoyable by itself or with food. Nicely balanced and complex, with nice acidity to make it interesting.

Although it is very pleasant now, it is still young, and would be much better in 2 to 5 years.

Nicely paired with a nice piece of fillet mingon and grilled vegetables. This one is just delicious.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

3 people found it helpfulNov 25th, 2016
Ned Clark

So much dark fruit left on an old wine.

So much dark fruit left on an old wine.

2 people found it helpfulAug 31st, 2014
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.3

Pleasantly surprised by the 2013 Sequoia Grove Cabernet. I like this wine quite a bit more than the average critic score of ~91 pts. Not a typical in-you-face Napa cab, but an extremely well balanced wine that showcases what Napa is capable of - even at a reasonable price. Score: 93 points

Pleasantly surprised by the 2013 Sequoia Grove Cabernet. I like this wine quite a bit more than the average critic score of ~91 pts. Not a typical in-you-face Napa cab, but an extremely well balanced wine that showcases what Napa is capable of - even at a reasonable price. Score: 93 points

1 person found it helpfulFeb 20th, 2017
Aerin Anbinder

Very dry, tannic.

Very dry, tannic.

1 person found it helpfulOct 16th, 2016