The Mascot

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.378 ratings
9.111 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
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
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.2

Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!

Oct 22nd, 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
Lee Pitofsky

Rich, tremendous structure and body, excellent balance, notes of rich blackberry, black raspberry, bitter cocoa, graphite, velvety tannins, long finish

Rich, tremendous structure and body, excellent balance, notes of rich blackberry, black raspberry, bitter cocoa, graphite, velvety tannins, long finish

Aug 4th, 2018
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
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
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
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Apr 13th, 2017
Joe DAscoli

Really good

Really good

Jun 30th, 2020
Chad Brewer

Baby. Should drink in 20+ years. Will go down as an iconic wine of California as well as the world.2011 was slept on by the Bobby Parker’s of the world, but they know nothing of restraint and elegance.

Baby. Should drink in 20+ years. Will go down as an iconic wine of California as well as the world.2011 was slept on by the Bobby Parker’s of the world, but they know nothing of restraint and elegance.

Oct 6th, 2019