Textbook (Jonathan & Susan Pey)

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.9418 ratings
8.918 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
Jordan Gianelli

Napa Cab under $25! For the price, totally worth it. Just know that you're value is in flavor, balance and finesse; not power or tannin. The wine isn't missing any component of a good bottle of Cab, it shows you small amounts in every category.

Napa Cab under $25! For the price, totally worth it. Just know that you're value is in flavor, balance and finesse; not power or tannin. The wine isn't missing any component of a good bottle of Cab, it shows you small amounts in every category.

8 people found it helpfulNov 23rd, 2015
Carter Nixon

Tight at first but slowly opens to what could easily pass for a $40 or $50 (retail) bottle. More old school than a new school fruit bomb, this is structured and serious for such a low price. Impressive 2012 Napa cab!

Tight at first but slowly opens to what could easily pass for a $40 or $50 (retail) bottle. More old school than a new school fruit bomb, this is structured and serious for such a low price. Impressive 2012 Napa cab!

4 people found it helpfulMar 17th, 2015
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.6

Solid 2012 Cab on a property adjacent to the big boys like Screaming Eagle. Solid 20+ dollar wise cab. On special I think for 21.98 at WineWorks Marlton

Solid 2012 Cab on a property adjacent to the big boys like Screaming Eagle. Solid 20+ dollar wise cab. On special I think for 21.98 at WineWorks Marlton

3 people found it helpfulJan 28th, 2015
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8.9

Starts off a little simple but it blossoms with 30 minutes in the glass. This is a medium-bodied cab with red-leaning fruit and good acidity. The nose is a bit compact and the finish is short, but this is otherwise a good buy for around $26. I'd drink it sooner rather than later, though, as it loses steam with extended aeration.

Starts off a little simple but it blossoms with 30 minutes in the glass. This is a medium-bodied cab with red-leaning fruit and good acidity. The nose is a bit compact and the finish is short, but this is otherwise a good buy for around $26. I'd drink it sooner rather than later, though, as it loses steam with extended aeration.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 23rd, 2016
Eric Grasser

Prototypical Napa Cab yet a great price. Still highly tannic at this point

Prototypical Napa Cab yet a great price. Still highly tannic at this point

2 people found it helpfulNov 12th, 2014
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

A nice cab for the price point.

A nice cab for the price point.

2 people found it helpfulJun 28th, 2014
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, raspberry preserves, cherry cola, dark chocolate, vanilla and oak. Full-bodied and soft tannins.

Blackberry, raspberry preserves, cherry cola, dark chocolate, vanilla and oak. Full-bodied and soft tannins.

1 person found it helpfulApr 18th, 2020
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Full bodied, smooth and bold.

Dry and fruity on the palate with medium acidity.

Showing black fruits, chocolate notes, vanilla, tobacco, cedar, licorice, cola and mocha.

Nice finish with fine grained tannins.

This is a tasty Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruit forward with a simple nose and mild complexity on the palate, with a nice soft mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some structure. Would benefit from another 3 to 5 years of bottle time.

Good price for a Napa Cabernet.

Aged for 16 months in French oak barrels.

Low alcohol for a Napa Cabernet, which is not something you find too often.

A blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Merlot.

13.3% alcohol by volume. Wow.

90 points.

$30.

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Full bodied, smooth and bold.

Dry and fruity on the palate with medium acidity.

Showing black fruits, chocolate notes, vanilla, tobacco, cedar, licorice, cola and mocha.

Nice finish with fine grained tannins.

This is a tasty Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruit forward with a simple nose and mild complexity on the palate, with a nice soft mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some structure. Would benefit from another 3 to 5 years of bottle time.

Good price for a Napa Cabernet.

Aged for 16 months in French oak barrels.

Low alcohol for a Napa Cabernet, which is not something you find too often.

A blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Merlot.

13.3% alcohol by volume. Wow.

90 points.

$30.

1 person found it helpfulMar 18th, 2020
Gregory Fulchiero

Jammy fruit - oak chips - for the price would be a good BTG napa Cab

Jammy fruit - oak chips - for the price would be a good BTG napa Cab

1 person found it helpfulMar 19th, 2019
Aaron Means

"Textbook" Napa Cab at the $30 price point. Blackberry liqueur and licorice. Pretty nice seamless package and quite balanced if not lush. @Pignetti's Restaurant, Temple TX

"Textbook" Napa Cab at the $30 price point. Blackberry liqueur and licorice. Pretty nice seamless package and quite balanced if not lush. @Pignetti's Restaurant, Temple TX

1 person found it helpfulAug 18th, 2017