Trader Joe's

Platinum Reserve Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon

8.731 ratings
8.71 pro ratings
Yountville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Michael McGuire

As others have pointed out, this is way too jammy, definitely not balanced

As others have pointed out, this is way too jammy, definitely not balanced

2 people found it helpfulDec 27th, 2018
Shay A
8.7

Monthly WTF wine group meet up. No true theme this month. Some wines tasted blind.

Tasted blind...always good to have a bottle like this to keep people on their toes 😂.
Clove, menthol and a wintergreen note on the nose. Seems like a ringer for Aussie Shiraz. Soft. Sweet pipe tobacco & baked pie finish. A lot of sweetness here accompanied by a lot of oak. There is basically zero tannic structure on this. Thanks for pulling this out of your cellar
@Benjamin Keator 😂

Monthly WTF wine group meet up. No true theme this month. Some wines tasted blind.

Tasted blind...always good to have a bottle like this to keep people on their toes 😂.
Clove, menthol and a wintergreen note on the nose. Seems like a ringer for Aussie Shiraz. Soft. Sweet pipe tobacco & baked pie finish. A lot of sweetness here accompanied by a lot of oak. There is basically zero tannic structure on this. Thanks for pulling this out of your cellar
@Benjamin Keator 😂

1 person found it helpfulJan 9th, 2019
JJ Lumia

From Cardinale. Been awaiting this for months. I strongly disagree with my brethren on this but I came away disappointed. I found a heavy use of oak to be overly intrusive, with fruit coming off too sweet and jammy, almost syrupy.

From Cardinale. Been awaiting this for months. I strongly disagree with my brethren on this but I came away disappointed. I found a heavy use of oak to be overly intrusive, with fruit coming off too sweet and jammy, almost syrupy.

Dec 31st, 2018
Parker Peters

Full body, smooth finish. Slightly smoky and berry-filled taste. Solid choice for $20

Full body, smooth finish. Slightly smoky and berry-filled taste. Solid choice for $20

Dec 28th, 2018
Max Schector

Worth every penny. Juicy and fruity. Not too sweet. Very balanced. One of my favorites.

Worth every penny. Juicy and fruity. Not too sweet. Very balanced. One of my favorites.

Dec 17th, 2018
James Reid

Very great Berry and super good oakiness

Very great Berry and super good oakiness

Dec 10th, 2018
Jamelle Legaspi

A bit young, but at $18 this is a steal. This drinks like a $40 bottle. If I had to guess I would say this is a Goosecross or Stephanie cab. Lay it down for a year at least. This drinks well between 2019 and 2021.

A bit young, but at $18 this is a steal. This drinks like a $40 bottle. If I had to guess I would say this is a Goosecross or Stephanie cab. Lay it down for a year at least. This drinks well between 2019 and 2021.

Dec 8th, 2018
Merckx Ragan

Yountville would not claim this - really unrefined , muddy , far too jammy

Yountville would not claim this - really unrefined , muddy , far too jammy

Dec 7th, 2018
Dan Durand

Pleasant medium cab with nice lingering taste and warmth

Pleasant medium cab with nice lingering taste and warmth

Nov 23rd, 2018
Richard Russell

Really good cab with fruit and an anise taste.

Really good cab with fruit and an anise taste.

Jun 3rd, 2018