The Mascot

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3655 ratings
9.3112 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Chris Harvey

Magnum with pizza

Magnum with pizza

Jul 3rd, 2020
David L

10, Mascot - Bill Harlan
10 is the third release of the Mascot, Bill Harlan's wine produced with grapes from the younger vines at Harlan Estate, Bond, Promontory. If you’re able to afford these three wines. This would be considered your everyday drinking Cali Cab🙂

90% Cab & the rest is PV & CF
Pulled the cork an hour before we went to dinner. Even better after a further hour of decanting when we arrived.

This bottle is firing on all cylinders. Deep ruby color in the glass. All the black fruit you can squeeze into a bottle, with some earthiness. Additional notes of a syrup/tobacco taste to it, dark chocolate. The tannins & acidity 6/10. The finished lingers for a good 30+ seconds.

Four - five years ago this wasn’t near as approachable as it is today. Enjoy them now or over the next decade. Cheers

10, Mascot - Bill Harlan
10 is the third release of the Mascot, Bill Harlan's wine produced with grapes from the younger vines at Harlan Estate, Bond, Promontory. If you’re able to afford these three wines. This would be considered your everyday drinking Cali Cab🙂

90% Cab & the rest is PV & CF
Pulled the cork an hour before we went to dinner. Even better after a further hour of decanting when we arrived.

This bottle is firing on all cylinders. Deep ruby color in the glass. All the black fruit you can squeeze into a bottle, with some earthiness. Additional notes of a syrup/tobacco taste to it, dark chocolate. The tannins & acidity 6/10. The finished lingers for a good 30+ seconds.

Four - five years ago this wasn’t near as approachable as it is today. Enjoy them now or over the next decade. Cheers

Jun 25th, 2020
Shawn R

Young vines of the Harlan Estate. I was intrigued by this wine. Deep concentration of violets and explosion of flower vibes. I found the lilac and deep blue fruit to be striking on the palate and leans more “Bordeaux’ish” and reminds me of a sexy merlot. Sinus clearing on the mid palate with laser focus. Mouth coating finish, shows black pepper and mocha.

Young vines of the Harlan Estate. I was intrigued by this wine. Deep concentration of violets and explosion of flower vibes. I found the lilac and deep blue fruit to be striking on the palate and leans more “Bordeaux’ish” and reminds me of a sexy merlot. Sinus clearing on the mid palate with laser focus. Mouth coating finish, shows black pepper and mocha.

Jun 20th, 2020
Roy Goble

Good stuff

Good stuff

Nov 9th, 2019
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

8.9

Not my general cup of tea, but definitely a well made wine regardless

Not my general cup of tea, but definitely a well made wine regardless

Sep 8th, 2019
LM Segal

High expectations for the son-of-Harlan Cab, but the winemaker genetics couldn’t quite compensate for the tough vintage. Green. Will seek out other vintages as I’ve heard great things about this one...

High expectations for the son-of-Harlan Cab, but the winemaker genetics couldn’t quite compensate for the tough vintage. Green. Will seek out other vintages as I’ve heard great things about this one...

Jun 15th, 2019
Carl Fischer

This was beautiful and even better as it was enjoyed with friends. Incredible purity of fruit with soft tannins and perfect acid - the balance and integration to me were off the charts. Chocolate, tobacco, dirty raspberries (stealing that note compliments of @Mark Flesher), cherry cola. Medium body with a long finish.

This was beautiful and even better as it was enjoyed with friends. Incredible purity of fruit with soft tannins and perfect acid - the balance and integration to me were off the charts. Chocolate, tobacco, dirty raspberries (stealing that note compliments of @Mark Flesher), cherry cola. Medium body with a long finish.

Dec 22nd, 2018
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.2

Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!

Oct 22nd, 2018
Pierre Costa

What to expect from a cult wine?big and bold

What to expect from a cult wine?big and bold

Sep 21st, 2018
Roy Goble

This 2011 surprises me. Nuanced but somehow...well, still a 2011.

This 2011 surprises me. Nuanced but somehow...well, still a 2011.

Sep 9th, 2018