Textbook (Jonathan & Susan Pey)

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.9110 ratings
8.98 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
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
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
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.2

Very tannic. Cassis.

Very tannic. Cassis.

1 person found it helpfulApr 17th, 2014
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.0

Sweet fruit up front before descending into toasty oak, some Bordeaux style earth and some dramatic acidity for Cab. Great with food and beautiful balance.

Sweet fruit up front before descending into toasty oak, some Bordeaux style earth and some dramatic acidity for Cab. Great with food and beautiful balance.

Sep 13th, 2016
Paul Jakubowski

Deep purple color followed a nose with tar, smoke, and dark fruit. Dark cherry, strawberry, and cedar on the palate. Extremely smooth and easy to drink. Nice finish as well. Give this some air as every glass got better over the course of 1+ hours. Solid QPR. Paired well with turkey, cranberry sauce, etc. :) Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Deep purple color followed a nose with tar, smoke, and dark fruit. Dark cherry, strawberry, and cedar on the palate. Extremely smooth and easy to drink. Nice finish as well. Give this some air as every glass got better over the course of 1+ hours. Solid QPR. Paired well with turkey, cranberry sauce, etc. :) Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Nov 23rd, 2017
Peter J.

1600

Apr 4th, 2014
Rochelle

For the price it's way better than there upper end cab and it's has decent body and tannins

For the price it's way better than there upper end cab and it's has decent body and tannins

Aug 9th, 2015
Paul Jakubowski

Needs some time. Nice deep purple color, with subtle hints of tar and blackberry. Not as big and bold as I would like, but had potential and decent value for the price. Unlike that Yankee fan Mike Walker I don't score everything 9.5+:)

Needs some time. Nice deep purple color, with subtle hints of tar and blackberry. Not as big and bold as I would like, but had potential and decent value for the price. Unlike that Yankee fan Mike Walker I don't score everything 9.5+:)

May 10th, 2015