The Mascot

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3112 ratings
9.222 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
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
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
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
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
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Very silky. Not overdone at all! 2010 vintage.

Very silky. Not overdone at all! 2010 vintage.

Apr 18th, 2016
Mark Blatty

Harlan Estate's second cousin...

Harlan Estate's second cousin...

Apr 6th, 2016
Greg Gregory

PBFW Kostow dinner.

PBFW Kostow dinner.

Apr 3rd, 2016
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

9.1

Not thrilled

Not thrilled

Mar 4th, 2016
WineMascot

2010 is a brilliant year, nice and dusty!

2010 is a brilliant year, nice and dusty!

Nov 21st, 2015