Terra Valentine

Estate Grown Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.0197 ratings
9.129 pro ratings
Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Jordan Gianelli

Happy to find this wine when I did. Showing tons of “other than fruit” characteristics on the nose, this wine smells older than it is. Little bit of bret, but the good kind! Dark black fruit and olive tapenade waft out of the glass while blackberry seed, tobacco and black cherry leaf the way on the palate. The body is full in the middle but lean on the edges because of the bright acidity which lifts the wine throughout. Drink now through 7-13 years!

Happy to find this wine when I did. Showing tons of “other than fruit” characteristics on the nose, this wine smells older than it is. Little bit of bret, but the good kind! Dark black fruit and olive tapenade waft out of the glass while blackberry seed, tobacco and black cherry leaf the way on the palate. The body is full in the middle but lean on the edges because of the bright acidity which lifts the wine throughout. Drink now through 7-13 years!

Apr 4th, 2018
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, cassis, cherry, vanilla, plum, mocha, oak, licorice and eucalyptus. Great structure and well-integrated tannins.

Blackberry, cassis, cherry, vanilla, plum, mocha, oak, licorice and eucalyptus. Great structure and well-integrated tannins.

Sep 17th, 2017
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.2

Mag. Yum.

Mag. Yum.

1 person found it helpfulJan 1st, 2015
Will Meinberg

Sales Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

9.0

Needed some cooking wine for my braised short ribs. I bought a case of this for about $20 per bottle. It's nice. A little green, but a solid Napa cab. Very fresh and fruity. I think it will do the job nicely

Needed some cooking wine for my braised short ribs. I bought a case of this for about $20 per bottle. It's nice. A little green, but a solid Napa cab. Very fresh and fruity. I think it will do the job nicely

Nov 29th, 2015
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

9.0

Drinking well right now. Ripe fruit and sweet, toasty oak. Should be good over the next 5 years.

Drinking well right now. Ripe fruit and sweet, toasty oak. Should be good over the next 5 years.

Aug 17th, 2015
Carson Gray

Sommelier, Director of Adult Beverage & Restaurant Development @ HMSHost

9.0

Still love me some spring mountain!

Still love me some spring mountain!

May 25th, 2015
Drew Dodson

2012

2012

Mar 1st, 2015
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.1

From magnum. Delicious! Melted black cherry and chocolate. Impossible not to like. 2010 Spring Mountain Cab btw. Next day, Still delicious and great structure. Definately some sage and cedar notes in there.

From magnum. Delicious! Melted black cherry and chocolate. Impossible not to like. 2010 Spring Mountain Cab btw. Next day, Still delicious and great structure. Definately some sage and cedar notes in there.

Dec 23rd, 2014
Bryant Bickel

Built ford tough! Big and bold.

Built ford tough! Big and bold.

Dec 14th, 2014
Ben Brenner

2007 earthquake damaged label

2007 earthquake damaged label

Aug 26th, 2014