The Mascot

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3517 ratings
9.388 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
Matt Lasater

Nice juice here. Love the nose, the elegance it has, given its vintage. Lovely nose, red fruit, smoke, menthol, graphite and leather. Oak adds a bit of intrigue and sweet spice, tannins are approachable. A nice gift our roomate opened for us today. Time to get Napa out of our systems before France.

Nice juice here. Love the nose, the elegance it has, given its vintage. Lovely nose, red fruit, smoke, menthol, graphite and leather. Oak adds a bit of intrigue and sweet spice, tannins are approachable. A nice gift our roomate opened for us today. Time to get Napa out of our systems before France.

Jul 5th, 2018
Joseph LaPanna

Big bold and dark. The younger cousin to Harlan and Bond it stands up to some big expectations. The nose is wrapped around a core of red fruit and brambly spices. In the mouth it's dense and lush but showing its youth! Still very drinkable, the fine grained and soft tannins will age this wine for at least 10 years. Shows hints of leather and cocoa with a touch of black pepper on the finish!

Big bold and dark. The younger cousin to Harlan and Bond it stands up to some big expectations. The nose is wrapped around a core of red fruit and brambly spices. In the mouth it's dense and lush but showing its youth! Still very drinkable, the fine grained and soft tannins will age this wine for at least 10 years. Shows hints of leather and cocoa with a touch of black pepper on the finish!

Jun 13th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

Thank you @lawatchguy for bringing this incredible wine. Haven’t had this since visiting the K Laz Wine Collection two years ago and this has improved tremendously since then.

Deep ruby red. Layered nose pulling on some of those vintage characteristics like damp forest floor and tobacco. Some dark berries lingering as well. Medium plus tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Notes of dark cocoa and berries on the attack of the palate followed by some more earthy characteristics and minerality. Long finish with the minerality lingering. Drink till 2030.

Thank you @lawatchguy for bringing this incredible wine. Haven’t had this since visiting the K Laz Wine Collection two years ago and this has improved tremendously since then.

Deep ruby red. Layered nose pulling on some of those vintage characteristics like damp forest floor and tobacco. Some dark berries lingering as well. Medium plus tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Notes of dark cocoa and berries on the attack of the palate followed by some more earthy characteristics and minerality. Long finish with the minerality lingering. Drink till 2030.

May 24th, 2018
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.3

Super lush, dark fruit, concentrated, firm tannin structure. Decant for 2 hours, if possible. #themascot

Super lush, dark fruit, concentrated, firm tannin structure. Decant for 2 hours, if possible. #themascot

Dec 26th, 2017
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

DuMOL Member Services

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