Textbook (Jonathan & Susan Pey)

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.9312 ratings
8.913 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
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

Aug 18th, 2017
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.

6 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
Andy Demaree

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
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

8.8

Sources changed for 2014 this is from stags Rutherford and oakville. Plump but not heavy. Vanilla. Tannins are nice.medium approachable. 13.3%

Sources changed for 2014 this is from stags Rutherford and oakville. Plump but not heavy. Vanilla. Tannins are nice.medium approachable. 13.3%

1 person found it helpfulAug 9th, 2016
Cameron Etezadi

High alcohol and good legs on an inky dark cab sauv. One dimensional and completely devoid of structure. New world fruit forward disappointment with strong cherry notes, pepper, and poorly developed tannins. Forgettable in the best way possible.

High alcohol and good legs on an inky dark cab sauv. One dimensional and completely devoid of structure. New world fruit forward disappointment with strong cherry notes, pepper, and poorly developed tannins. Forgettable in the best way possible.

1 person found it helpfulApr 10th, 2016
Mike Greene

Interesting Napa Cab at an affordable price. Whole Foods - $25

Interesting Napa Cab at an affordable price. Whole Foods - $25

1 person found it helpfulMar 20th, 2016