St. Clement Vineyards

Oroppas Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.0251 ratings
8.922 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
Sipping Fine Wine

This historic winery was purchased by Beringer in 1999 and also owns Meridian, Chateau St. Jean, Napa Ridge, Chateau Souverain and Stags' Leap Winery. A blend of Cab from several top Napa vineyards, aged separately for 19 months then adding a bit of Cab Franc to the final mix. Complex aromas of dark red and black fruits with sweet spice scents. On the palate black cherry and red plum flavors with leather, cacao and coffee, well balanced. Firm soft tannins, lingering finish ending with fruit and oak. Nice!

This historic winery was purchased by Beringer in 1999 and also owns Meridian, Chateau St. Jean, Napa Ridge, Chateau Souverain and Stags' Leap Winery. A blend of Cab from several top Napa vineyards, aged separately for 19 months then adding a bit of Cab Franc to the final mix. Complex aromas of dark red and black fruits with sweet spice scents. On the palate black cherry and red plum flavors with leather, cacao and coffee, well balanced. Firm soft tannins, lingering finish ending with fruit and oak. Nice!

Mar 16th, 2018
Ian Staub

Big fruit on the nose, a bit of alcohol. Velvety full body. Delicious and drinkable.

Big fruit on the nose, a bit of alcohol. Velvety full body. Delicious and drinkable.

Jul 18th, 2017
"Odedi"

For this special evening, let's toast to a great new year with this gorgeous Napa red.

Deep ruby in color.

Extremely big nose with figs, blackberries, plums, raisins, black pepper, black currants, American oak, cloves and vanilla.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, chocolate, blueberries, black pepper, and vanilla.

Full bodied and bold, with enough acidity to balance the tannins into smooth, round, long finish.

What an outstanding Napa Cabernet.

14% alcohol by volume with gorgeous legs.

For this special evening, let's toast to a great new year with this gorgeous Napa red.

Deep ruby in color.

Extremely big nose with figs, blackberries, plums, raisins, black pepper, black currants, American oak, cloves and vanilla.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, chocolate, blueberries, black pepper, and vanilla.

Full bodied and bold, with enough acidity to balance the tannins into smooth, round, long finish.

What an outstanding Napa Cabernet.

14% alcohol by volume with gorgeous legs.

3 people found it helpfulDec 31st, 2015
Skip Smyser

3L served for family dinner. Better than anticipated . Full bodied ready to drink now. Fruit forward. Very approachable .

3L served for family dinner. Better than anticipated . Full bodied ready to drink now. Fruit forward. Very approachable .

2 people found it helpfulMay 25th, 2015
Ben Doren

Upon pulling cork, needs to open up...I can tell there's going to be something special there though. After 20 mins fruit is waking up, acid coming out. Nice

Upon pulling cork, needs to open up...I can tell there's going to be something special there though. After 20 mins fruit is waking up, acid coming out. Nice

1 person found it helpfulFeb 7th, 2015
Dimitri Fedotov, C.S.

Sommelier Osteria 177

9.1

Dimitri had this 6 years ago

Dimitri had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMay 14th, 2014
Sipping Fine Wine

Pouring a glass I noticed a deep dark red wine with aromas of red and dark fruit and floral spice notes. Aged for 19 months, with majority of grapes from vineyards in Coombsville and Rutherford, the palate showed dark cherry fruit with plum and spice. Bright acidity, fine tannins make this wine approachable now, but needs a few years to develop. The finish is a bit robust and lingers nicely ending with oak notes.

Pouring a glass I noticed a deep dark red wine with aromas of red and dark fruit and floral spice notes. Aged for 19 months, with majority of grapes from vineyards in Coombsville and Rutherford, the palate showed dark cherry fruit with plum and spice. Bright acidity, fine tannins make this wine approachable now, but needs a few years to develop. The finish is a bit robust and lingers nicely ending with oak notes.

Aug 19th, 2016
Michael Meagher MS

Chairman/Founder Boston Sommelier Society, Beverage Director Cafe Escadrille

8.9

Every ounce a Napa wine, but softer and gentler than some of its pricier friends. This property has always been in a bit of purgatory, but has amazing potential.

Every ounce a Napa wine, but softer and gentler than some of its pricier friends. This property has always been in a bit of purgatory, but has amazing potential.

Aug 15th, 2016
Michael Meagher MS

Chairman/Founder Boston Sommelier Society, Beverage Director Cafe Escadrille

9.2

Drying out cherries, black currants and plum skin, but really lovely leather, olive and cocoa nibs. Elegance from a vintage that wasn't a blockbuster but still proving that good wine can be made regardless of what nature tosses at you if it's a thoughtful process. In magnum.

Drying out cherries, black currants and plum skin, but really lovely leather, olive and cocoa nibs. Elegance from a vintage that wasn't a blockbuster but still proving that good wine can be made regardless of what nature tosses at you if it's a thoughtful process. In magnum.

Sep 26th, 2015
Dave Smigielski

Nice wine but got lost given what I have been tasting

Nice wine but got lost given what I have been tasting

Dec 6th, 2014