Taken Wine Company

Napa Valley Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon

8.934 ratings
8.91 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck
Top Notes For
Eric Urbani

Too young, wait

Too young, wait

Aug 4th, 2019
DAL 9000

Dark opaque pour. Soft plums up front then a bone dryness. Earthy bouquet changing to a fast dry finish of taste but the dryness continues.

Dark opaque pour. Soft plums up front then a bone dryness. Earthy bouquet changing to a fast dry finish of taste but the dryness continues.

Aug 9th, 2019
JJ Lumia

May be a bordeaux blend but you won’t mistake this for a bordeaux. Lots of dark chocolate and clay, but very, very fruit forward showing berry, plum, and currant. A fruit bomb that doesn’t hold back. Got for $22 at Costco. Even at that price it seems overpriced to me.

May be a bordeaux blend but you won’t mistake this for a bordeaux. Lots of dark chocolate and clay, but very, very fruit forward showing berry, plum, and currant. A fruit bomb that doesn’t hold back. Got for $22 at Costco. Even at that price it seems overpriced to me.

Jul 23rd, 2018
Joshua Clemence

Damn good blend, goes great after a run

Damn good blend, goes great after a run

Apr 28th, 2018
Laura Adams

Enjoying the 2014 vintage. Very smooth and enjoyable. Little spice on the finish. Would definitely drink again!

Enjoying the 2014 vintage. Very smooth and enjoyable. Little spice on the finish. Would definitely drink again!

Apr 12th, 2018
M. Christopher Roebuck

Can't recall notes. But I've previously rated.

91 points

Can't recall notes. But I've previously rated.

91 points

Apr 6th, 2018
Kathy Wilson

Aged in French oak that was used in the making of Trinchero Cab. Easy drinking blend, 60% Cab, 40% Merlot. Averages $27.

Aged in French oak that was used in the making of Trinchero Cab. Easy drinking blend, 60% Cab, 40% Merlot. Averages $27.

Feb 1st, 2018
Brandon B

Good, but a bit jammy for my taste.

Good, but a bit jammy for my taste.

Dec 23rd, 2017
Ray Vanderhoff

Very nice California Bordeaux Blend. (Merlot/ Cab Sauvignon). Star of the McCarthys Red Stag Tasting! Big cherry nose and pallet. Pleasantly light on the oak and smooth tannins. Good wine! Great with chocolate!

Very nice California Bordeaux Blend. (Merlot/ Cab Sauvignon). Star of the McCarthys Red Stag Tasting! Big cherry nose and pallet. Pleasantly light on the oak and smooth tannins. Good wine! Great with chocolate!

Dec 22nd, 2017
Kris

Surprisingly dry but still fruity / jammy on the tongue.

Surprisingly dry but still fruity / jammy on the tongue.

Aug 15th, 2017