St. Clement Vineyards

Oroppas Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.027 ratings
8.63 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
Dimitri Fedotov, C.S.

Sommelier Osteria 177

9.1

Dimitri had this 9 years ago

Dimitri had this 9 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMay 14th, 2014
Mark Flesher

My last bottle of Oroppas in total. Need more based on this experience. This wine is singing. The nose is worthy of a 90. Blackberry and cassis. Soft entry. Middle has a hint of chocolate mocha. Zero herbaceousness. Full throttled wine. Did I say the nose on this wine is beautiful? Finishes with a hint of sweeter tannin but integration has certainly occurred here. Went well with hummus, tomato basil soup and turkey and feta sandwiches. If you have any of these, this one is RIGHT at peak - time to drink up and be merry!

My last bottle of Oroppas in total. Need more based on this experience. This wine is singing. The nose is worthy of a 90. Blackberry and cassis. Soft entry. Middle has a hint of chocolate mocha. Zero herbaceousness. Full throttled wine. Did I say the nose on this wine is beautiful? Finishes with a hint of sweeter tannin but integration has certainly occurred here. Went well with hummus, tomato basil soup and turkey and feta sandwiches. If you have any of these, this one is RIGHT at peak - time to drink up and be merry!

Feb 3rd, 2019
Pamela Day

Delicious - Viscous, licorice. Everyone liked this better than the Blair. I think the second bottle somehow always tastes better! 😉

Delicious - Viscous, licorice. Everyone liked this better than the Blair. I think the second bottle somehow always tastes better! 😉

Dec 25th, 2015
Vince Jesaitis

Tis the season

Tis the season

Dec 21st, 2015
Pamela Taylor

Big, silky-smooth mouthfeel with a long finish of vanilla, dark fruits & very little earthiness. Quintessential Napa Cab

Big, silky-smooth mouthfeel with a long finish of vanilla, dark fruits & very little earthiness. Quintessential Napa Cab

Dec 12th, 2015
Rick Paul

Another emotional favorite. Been enjoying this bottling for over a decade. This vintage appears to have a lot of Rutherford in it

Another emotional favorite. Been enjoying this bottling for over a decade. This vintage appears to have a lot of Rutherford in it

Aug 4th, 2015
Matt Forester

2011. Solid Napa Cab.

2011. Solid Napa Cab.

Jul 18th, 2015
Ray Ormand

Strong Cabernet flavors within a solid frame.

Strong Cabernet flavors within a solid frame.

Jun 29th, 2015
Rick Paul

2011 vintage. A consistent favorite for about a decade and a half

2011 vintage. A consistent favorite for about a decade and a half

May 11th, 2015
Julie Simpson

Un-exceptional. Very acidic.

Un-exceptional. Very acidic.

Nov 28th, 2014