Textbook (Jonathan & Susan Pey)

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.9464 ratings
8.926 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
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

9.0

Aiming at a straight ahead Napa style Cab.
Darker fruits, some currants and blackberry. Hint of pip bitterness. Tannins are fresh and noticable.
'aiming at dinner party conversation, not shouting.'

Aiming at a straight ahead Napa style Cab.
Darker fruits, some currants and blackberry. Hint of pip bitterness. Tannins are fresh and noticable.
'aiming at dinner party conversation, not shouting.'

Sep 22nd, 2022
Sipping Fine Wine

Tried again! Deep Ruby with aromas of dark red fruits, floral and herb spice notes. On the palate flavors of plum and blackberry and with nutty spice and cedar notes. Medium length, firm tannins, ok balance ending with oak and pepper spice. Ok, good now!

Tried again! Deep Ruby with aromas of dark red fruits, floral and herb spice notes. On the palate flavors of plum and blackberry and with nutty spice and cedar notes. Medium length, firm tannins, ok balance ending with oak and pepper spice. Ok, good now!

Jun 7th, 2022
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby with aromas of dark red fruits, floral and herb spice notes. On the palate flavors of plum and blackberry and with nutty spice and cedar notes. Medium length, firm tannins, ok balance ending with oak and pepper spice. Ok, good now!

Deep Ruby with aromas of dark red fruits, floral and herb spice notes. On the palate flavors of plum and blackberry and with nutty spice and cedar notes. Medium length, firm tannins, ok balance ending with oak and pepper spice. Ok, good now!

May 12th, 2022
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby with aromas of dark red fruits, floral and herb spice notes. On the palate flavors of plum and blackberry and with nutty spice and cedar notes. Medium length, firm tannins, ok balance ending with oak and pepper spice. Ok, good now!

Deep Ruby with aromas of dark red fruits, floral and herb spice notes. On the palate flavors of plum and blackberry and with nutty spice and cedar notes. Medium length, firm tannins, ok balance ending with oak and pepper spice. Ok, good now!

Apr 23rd, 2022
Michael Chelus

Black cherry, raspberry preserves, vanilla, cassis, eucalyptus and oak. Full-bodied and velvety tannins.

Black cherry, raspberry preserves, vanilla, cassis, eucalyptus and oak. Full-bodied and velvety tannins.

Jan 8th, 2022
Daniel P. Drake

Today I have opened the 2018 The Pey Family Textbook Cabernet Sauvignon. From Saint Helena, CA Napa Valley. This is a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Merlot. A nice surprise at this price point, well worth it.

On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, plum sauce, vegetal notes, black currant, mint, spice, violets and earth.

On the palate I find black cherry, blackberry, black raspberry, black currant, green bell pepper, spice, mocha, pencil shavings and earth.

This wine is full bodied with a fresh vibrant mouthfeel medium + acidity and medium+ sandpaper tannins that leaves you with a long vegetal black fruit earthy finish. A beautiful wine from the Pey Family. Have a wonderful weekend and please stay safe and healthy as we all start looking forward to the holidays ahead. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Today I have opened the 2018 The Pey Family Textbook Cabernet Sauvignon. From Saint Helena, CA Napa Valley. This is a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Merlot. A nice surprise at this price point, well worth it.

On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, plum sauce, vegetal notes, black currant, mint, spice, violets and earth.

On the palate I find black cherry, blackberry, black raspberry, black currant, green bell pepper, spice, mocha, pencil shavings and earth.

This wine is full bodied with a fresh vibrant mouthfeel medium + acidity and medium+ sandpaper tannins that leaves you with a long vegetal black fruit earthy finish. A beautiful wine from the Pey Family. Have a wonderful weekend and please stay safe and healthy as we all start looking forward to the holidays ahead. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Dec 18th, 2021
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