The Grade Cellars

Winfield Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.338 ratings
9.37 pro ratings
Calistoga, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Matt Trader

Definitely a TRB wine - tonnes of fruit packed into a little bottle, but not showing a fruitbomb ripeness. Incredibly intense and concentrated - to be expected of that favored Calistoga fruit of his, reminding me a bit of Wallis Family Seraphim smacking you in the teeth with gritty tannin. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, with fresh aromas of blackberry and black plum, a bit of crushed rock, and bell pepper. The pallet is gritty and tight, exhibiting flavors of red apple skin, black currant, mocha, and an extreme grip to the finish. This wine either needs SEVERAL hours open to breath, or it needs 2 or 3 more years to relax before opening again.. excellent wine, but young.

Definitely a TRB wine - tonnes of fruit packed into a little bottle, but not showing a fruitbomb ripeness. Incredibly intense and concentrated - to be expected of that favored Calistoga fruit of his, reminding me a bit of Wallis Family Seraphim smacking you in the teeth with gritty tannin. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, with fresh aromas of blackberry and black plum, a bit of crushed rock, and bell pepper. The pallet is gritty and tight, exhibiting flavors of red apple skin, black currant, mocha, and an extreme grip to the finish. This wine either needs SEVERAL hours open to breath, or it needs 2 or 3 more years to relax before opening again.. excellent wine, but young.

Sep 7th, 2017
Michael Walsh

A great wine. Great fruit but not a bomb. Well balanced with great mouth feel. Needs a serious decant though. Just kept getting better on day 2 & 3.

A great wine. Great fruit but not a bomb. Well balanced with great mouth feel. Needs a serious decant though. Just kept getting better on day 2 & 3.

1 person found it helpfulJun 6th, 2015
Roy Goble

Excellent wine

Excellent wine

Apr 25th, 2017
Josh Spurling

Way deep, concentrated and gorgeous. Pure creme de cassis, dark chocolate, graphite, and more. Out of magnum.

Way deep, concentrated and gorgeous. Pure creme de cassis, dark chocolate, graphite, and more. Out of magnum.

Jun 9th, 2016
Jeff Sarfino

VP Sales and Marketing Lanterna Distributors, inc

9.5

The new release has the richness of dark berry fruit you expect but with more balance via acid and tannin and also an intensity of aromatics not seen in the 2012

The new release has the richness of dark berry fruit you expect but with more balance via acid and tannin and also an intensity of aromatics not seen in the 2012

May 14th, 2016
WineMascot

Big, but not too big. Rich dark fruit with a hint of crushed rock. Polished, good example of a Calisotga cab

Big, but not too big. Rich dark fruit with a hint of crushed rock. Polished, good example of a Calisotga cab

Feb 1st, 2016
Sean Nelson

Culty concentration, fruit and herby/spicy/oaky complexity. Really tasty and approachable.

Culty concentration, fruit and herby/spicy/oaky complexity. Really tasty and approachable.

Sep 20th, 2015
Roy Goble

Very nice!

Very nice!

Jun 16th, 2015
Bryan Kesting

I’m a little tardy posting Fathers Day wines. We enjoyed all of these.

Good stuff. TRB

I’m a little tardy posting Fathers Day wines. We enjoyed all of these.

Good stuff. TRB

Jun 26th, 2020
Clive McNish

The weekend is back on track, this is great. Not sure if I’ve ever tasted anything less than excellent from the Calistoga area. Very fragrant Cabernet, plenty of fruit, lavender and some gummy candy and caramel. Palate has tannins and heat initially but this smooths out after an hour in the decanter. Black cherry and floral flavours with some mineral undertones and a medium length finish. Really enjoyed this one.

The weekend is back on track, this is great. Not sure if I’ve ever tasted anything less than excellent from the Calistoga area. Very fragrant Cabernet, plenty of fruit, lavender and some gummy candy and caramel. Palate has tannins and heat initially but this smooths out after an hour in the decanter. Black cherry and floral flavours with some mineral undertones and a medium length finish. Really enjoyed this one.

Mar 24th, 2019