Sullivan Vineyards

Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon

8.920 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
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Brandon Jamieson

Tasting room Lead/Wine Educator/Sommelier at The Winemakers Studio at Wente Vineyards

9.3

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Aug 24th, 2018
Mark Leonardi

Hand numbered. #732 #sullivanvineyards

1 person found it helpfulJan 30th, 2015
Victor Aul

Exclent in from Rutherford

Exclent in from Rutherford

Apr 7th, 2016
Jerae Knutson

DuMOL Member Services

9.0

Just the other day I was telling my co-worker, "I'm not really a fan of older wines. I just don't know how to appreciate them. Tonight I found this Cabernet in my wine fridge. 1981 Sullivan Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.... Oh. My. God! This wine has aged so gracefully! Light bouquet of earthiness and meat. Rich, deep, garnet-red, no sign of oxidation.... Plum, dust, and cocoa on the palate. Sweet Baby Jesus, Jim Sullivan was a wizard. I wish I could have met him. (I worked for Sullivan Vineyards in 2014. That's how I scored this gem) I was sure this wine would be "ruined", past its prime, oxidized. I was happily mistaken. Just.... YAY!

Just the other day I was telling my co-worker, "I'm not really a fan of older wines. I just don't know how to appreciate them. Tonight I found this Cabernet in my wine fridge. 1981 Sullivan Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.... Oh. My. God! This wine has aged so gracefully! Light bouquet of earthiness and meat. Rich, deep, garnet-red, no sign of oxidation.... Plum, dust, and cocoa on the palate. Sweet Baby Jesus, Jim Sullivan was a wizard. I wish I could have met him. (I worked for Sullivan Vineyards in 2014. That's how I scored this gem) I was sure this wine would be "ruined", past its prime, oxidized. I was happily mistaken. Just.... YAY!

Feb 6th, 2016
Steve Haro

Cork issues. Bad bottle.

Cork issues. Bad bottle.

Jul 25th, 2020
Trevor

Little underwhelming for a 2012.

Little underwhelming for a 2012.

Jun 17th, 2020
Chris Gorgone

Full body, nice tannins and a beautiful finish. Enjoyed with broiled chicken, summer squash, brussel sprouts, and immediate family

Full body, nice tannins and a beautiful finish. Enjoyed with broiled chicken, summer squash, brussel sprouts, and immediate family

May 18th, 2020
Pooneet Kant

Classic modern style Napa can, but made with more care than average. Lots of deep red fruit mixed with clear vanilla and oak tannins, but overall pretty balanced. Perhaps a bit biased as I used to work here.

Classic modern style Napa can, but made with more care than average. Lots of deep red fruit mixed with clear vanilla and oak tannins, but overall pretty balanced. Perhaps a bit biased as I used to work here.

Jul 28th, 2019
Jaimie Uva

Smooth and silky fruit, well balanced easy drinking.

Smooth and silky fruit, well balanced easy drinking.

Oct 6th, 2018
Skip Smyser

Smooth as silk. Red fruit forward.

Smooth as silk. Red fruit forward.

Apr 3rd, 2016