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"Les Ivrettes Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon

9.348 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.4

Thanks Tom for bringing this over. Deep ruby red with purplish hues. Super tight and dark nose with notes of blackberries, dark cocoa, and baking spices. Very young on the palate and rich. Moderate plus tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Long and lingering finish with a slight spicy bite with lots of baking spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. Even vanilla too. Coated in dark berries but needs more time to fully open up. Drink till 2028.

Thanks Tom for bringing this over. Deep ruby red with purplish hues. Super tight and dark nose with notes of blackberries, dark cocoa, and baking spices. Very young on the palate and rich. Moderate plus tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Long and lingering finish with a slight spicy bite with lots of baking spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. Even vanilla too. Coated in dark berries but needs more time to fully open up. Drink till 2028.

Jan 2nd, 2017
Justinian Brock

Great grip, clean wine

Great grip, clean wine

Jun 19th, 2013
William Hughes

Young, but this will be terrific after four years in the cellar.

Young, but this will be terrific after four years in the cellar.

Feb 26th, 2013
Maggie Harrison

2011 enjoyed 10/17 lovely, complex. red fruits, cedar, fresh rosemary. Finishes bright, integrated tannins. Juicy. balanced.

2011 enjoyed 10/17 lovely, complex. red fruits, cedar, fresh rosemary. Finishes bright, integrated tannins. Juicy. balanced.

Oct 28th, 2017
Noah Raizman

From a block of the Llewelling Wight vineyard, this is a ripe and oaky cab right now but with ample acidity and a firm tannic spine. With time open (I.e. Day 2) this seems to make the move from Vanilla Purple Milkshake to Cassis/Spice. This has a long way to go before it hits peak. I am betting it will integrate. Seems like winery now defunct?

From a block of the Llewelling Wight vineyard, this is a ripe and oaky cab right now but with ample acidity and a firm tannic spine. With time open (I.e. Day 2) this seems to make the move from Vanilla Purple Milkshake to Cassis/Spice. This has a long way to go before it hits peak. I am betting it will integrate. Seems like winery now defunct?

Feb 23rd, 2017
Janet Ross

My b'day wine and wow what a nice surprise! This wine comes off a little Bordeaux-ish on the nose, but after a half hour or so really smooths out and that lush napa flavoring comes out. Layers of dark, racy fruit and sweet oak. This wine had perfect acidity for me with nice, graceful tannins. Well balanced with a real smooth finish. I liked this one a lot!

My b'day wine and wow what a nice surprise! This wine comes off a little Bordeaux-ish on the nose, but after a half hour or so really smooths out and that lush napa flavoring comes out. Layers of dark, racy fruit and sweet oak. This wine had perfect acidity for me with nice, graceful tannins. Well balanced with a real smooth finish. I liked this one a lot!

Dec 23rd, 2016
Jodine Wamsley

2009

Sep 18th, 2016
Andrew Saltarella

Sweet black fruit. Real fun wine.

Sweet black fruit. Real fun wine.

Jan 1st, 2016
Noah Raizman

Hard to decide whether I like this or not. On opening, had a nice, bracing acidity but with air it seems to flatten and flab out into your standard, higher-EtOH, slightly overripe "cult Napa cab" range.

Hard to decide whether I like this or not. On opening, had a nice, bracing acidity but with air it seems to flatten and flab out into your standard, higher-EtOH, slightly overripe "cult Napa cab" range.

Sep 21st, 2015
Travis Walker

Better than some of the more expensive Cabs I've had. This paired beautifully with braised short rib, pasta and was even balanced enough for a delegate cheesecake desert.

Better than some of the more expensive Cabs I've had. This paired beautifully with braised short rib, pasta and was even balanced enough for a delegate cheesecake desert.

Sep 11th, 2015