The Mascot

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3437 ratings
9.376 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Diego de la Peña

Great wine by Will Harlan ( Bill Harlan's son) powerful and elegant, simply spectacular. Instant gratification! @delectable

Great wine by Will Harlan ( Bill Harlan's son) powerful and elegant, simply spectacular. Instant gratification! @delectable

4 people found it helpfulOct 23rd, 2014
Michael Solway

Extracted, saturated fruit with a heavy gloss of new French oak. Tastes like money.

Extracted, saturated fruit with a heavy gloss of new French oak. Tastes like money.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 20th, 2015
Austin Yursik

Holy moly.

Holy moly.

2 people found it helpfulNov 9th, 2014
Jerae Knutson

Office Manager, Entre Nous Wines

9.3

The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignons are coming into their own. They're silky, seductive, and not powerhouses. Drinking more like a Sonoma Cabernet, and that's alright in my book.

The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignons are coming into their own. They're silky, seductive, and not powerhouses. Drinking more like a Sonoma Cabernet, and that's alright in my book.

1 person found it helpfulApr 15th, 2017
WineMascot

best yet, cigar box tobacco leaf and super polished, 2011

best yet, cigar box tobacco leaf and super polished, 2011

1 person found it helpfulJan 7th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

The young vines of Harlan make dark cherry/strawberry and dark chocolate heaven.

The young vines of Harlan make dark cherry/strawberry and dark chocolate heaven.

1 person found it helpfulMay 8th, 2016
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.2

New vintage. Still a baby but very promising. #themascot

New vintage. Still a baby but very promising. #themascot

1 person found it helpfulJan 17th, 2016
Kevin Ortzman

Clearly Bill Harlan passed down great winemaking to his son Will. Big dark fruit with wet slate and earth and a hint of pencil shavings. Well done even given the challenging year Napa had in 2011.

Clearly Bill Harlan passed down great winemaking to his son Will. Big dark fruit with wet slate and earth and a hint of pencil shavings. Well done even given the challenging year Napa had in 2011.

May 3rd, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.1

First of the red wines we tried at K. Laz Wine Collection in Yountville. Deep garnet red with dark core. Light red cherry notes and earthy tones on the nose. Moderate tannins (7.5/10) with great acidity. Solid structure and backbone. Layered palate that started off with some dark cherries, savory notes and a little rustic. Full bodied and very long finish with some light greenery. No decanting and seemed very bordeaux like. Would be very interesting to try in 5 years. Drink till 2036.

First of the red wines we tried at K. Laz Wine Collection in Yountville. Deep garnet red with dark core. Light red cherry notes and earthy tones on the nose. Moderate tannins (7.5/10) with great acidity. Solid structure and backbone. Layered palate that started off with some dark cherries, savory notes and a little rustic. Full bodied and very long finish with some light greenery. No decanting and seemed very bordeaux like. Would be very interesting to try in 5 years. Drink till 2036.

Oct 20th, 2016
Kristi Calcagno

It's been open for 3 hours and I still can't tell you anything about it. Except I like it.

It's been open for 3 hours and I still can't tell you anything about it. Except I like it.

Oct 14th, 2016