Venge Vineyards

Bone Ash Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.537 ratings
9.42 pro ratings
Calistoga, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Ron R
9.5

Anne-Marie’s 1K tasting on Delectable, so we decided to push the boat out with Venge.
It was also her birthday, and my daughter and her fiancé gifted her these cute unicorn slippers!
The wine is clean, precise and multi-layered. Roasted black fruits give way to graphite and soft brown sugar. The finish extends and expands on the palate. This is a beauty of a cab.

Anne-Marie’s 1K tasting on Delectable, so we decided to push the boat out with Venge.
It was also her birthday, and my daughter and her fiancé gifted her these cute unicorn slippers!
The wine is clean, precise and multi-layered. Roasted black fruits give way to graphite and soft brown sugar. The finish extends and expands on the palate. This is a beauty of a cab.

Nov 4th, 2019
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

Second of the blind red wines. Theme was Cabernet Sauvignon or Bordeaux Blend from Oakville, Stags Leap District or generic Napa Valley with professional reviews of 95+.

Deep purplish red. Beautiful and young nose coated with violets, blackberries and sweet spices. Medium tannins (6/10) and medium to medium plus bodied. Plush palate layered with blackberries, red fruits, cinnamon, branches and a light bit of earthiness. A bit of alcohol was definitely present. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2030. (93+)

Second of the blind red wines. Theme was Cabernet Sauvignon or Bordeaux Blend from Oakville, Stags Leap District or generic Napa Valley with professional reviews of 95+.

Deep purplish red. Beautiful and young nose coated with violets, blackberries and sweet spices. Medium tannins (6/10) and medium to medium plus bodied. Plush palate layered with blackberries, red fruits, cinnamon, branches and a light bit of earthiness. A bit of alcohol was definitely present. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2030. (93+)

Feb 9th, 2019
Eric Shanks

Bone crushingly massive but balanced. Decanted for 2 hours, had to scrape the bottom of the decanter to get it t back in the bottle. Awesome deal.

Bone crushingly massive but balanced. Decanted for 2 hours, had to scrape the bottom of the decanter to get it t back in the bottle. Awesome deal.

2 people found it helpfulNov 2nd, 2017
E & K G

One of my favorite cabs in a while. Kicks off concentrated with darker fruit but the sweet fruit forward characters are balanced with some earthy ness and a bit of acidity on a loooooong finish. I need to find another couple of bottles. #wheninamerica #drinknapa #dontmindthesesamestreetinthebackground

One of my favorite cabs in a while. Kicks off concentrated with darker fruit but the sweet fruit forward characters are balanced with some earthy ness and a bit of acidity on a loooooong finish. I need to find another couple of bottles. #wheninamerica #drinknapa #dontmindthesesamestreetinthebackground

1 person found it helpfulDec 23rd, 2017
Jason and Jennie

95-96 drink now

95-96 drink now

1 person found it helpfulDec 4th, 2017
Eric LaMasters

@Martin G Rivard , I hunted this down based on your comments from a few days ago. It is terrific! Full-bodied with excellent depth of fruit and nice complexity. Delicious.

@Martin G Rivard , I hunted this down based on your comments from a few days ago. It is terrific! Full-bodied with excellent depth of fruit and nice complexity. Delicious.

1 person found it helpfulOct 28th, 2017
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Its been awhile since I opened the 14,
Last time I opened the 14 Parker had it at 90-92, glad to see he has raised the score to 96 because his original rating was ridiculously low

Its been awhile since I opened the 14,
Last time I opened the 14 Parker had it at 90-92, glad to see he has raised the score to 96 because his original rating was ridiculously low

1 person found it helpfulSep 20th, 2017
Robert Rothfield

Wow....exuberant nose, smooth mid palate and a finish that goes on and on...unexpectedly great!

Wow....exuberant nose, smooth mid palate and a finish that goes on and on...unexpectedly great!

Sep 13th, 2019
Jason and Jennie

Really showing its stuff already after an hour decant. Remember the 13 taking so much more time.

Really showing its stuff already after an hour decant. Remember the 13 taking so much more time.

Jul 28th, 2018
Howard Greenfield

2012 Bone Ash aging well

2012 Bone Ash aging well

Jun 24th, 2018