Vincent Arroyo Winery

Estate Bottled Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.25 ratings
-no pro ratings
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
Brett Rogosin

Night 1: ooh...juniper, lavender, violet, purple flowers (all very subtle), blueberry, purple plum skin. Chalky tannins with acidity that rushes down the side of the tongue. Palate of dark chocolate, blueberry and elderberry tart, dark plum, leather and some of those delicate flowers from the nose. This is not a fruit bomb and really well balanced. I’d like to see how it opens day 2. Night 4: tannins holding on with acidity that rushes down the outside of the tongue. There’s more dark chocolate, blackberry, ripe black cherry and juicy red plum with a spicy element (not quite pepper nor cinnamon) that’s maybe nutmeg. It’s tasty. I’ll be back in 2 years if I can resist.

Night 1: ooh...juniper, lavender, violet, purple flowers (all very subtle), blueberry, purple plum skin. Chalky tannins with acidity that rushes down the side of the tongue. Palate of dark chocolate, blueberry and elderberry tart, dark plum, leather and some of those delicate flowers from the nose. This is not a fruit bomb and really well balanced. I’d like to see how it opens day 2. Night 4: tannins holding on with acidity that rushes down the outside of the tongue. There’s more dark chocolate, blackberry, ripe black cherry and juicy red plum with a spicy element (not quite pepper nor cinnamon) that’s maybe nutmeg. It’s tasty. I’ll be back in 2 years if I can resist.

May 31st, 2020
Chris Shultz

Lots of blackberry and blueberry and deep dark cherry. Very focused and fragrant. Spice on the finish and some green herbs. Not terribly complex but much more so than I was hoping. Good texture and structure, nice acid balance. I had it open for 3 days and on the third day the cherry and cherry pit come through more. I’d imagine it was a good example of the type, but I don’t drink much Cali cab, or really any at all. I paid $20 for it on sale at flatiron.

Lots of blackberry and blueberry and deep dark cherry. Very focused and fragrant. Spice on the finish and some green herbs. Not terribly complex but much more so than I was hoping. Good texture and structure, nice acid balance. I had it open for 3 days and on the third day the cherry and cherry pit come through more. I’d imagine it was a good example of the type, but I don’t drink much Cali cab, or really any at all. I paid $20 for it on sale at flatiron.

Feb 19th, 2020
K L
9.0

Good! Much better a year after. The key here is to let these sit. Used the aerator as well which helped. Not as cherry. More developed flavors.

Good! Much better a year after. The key here is to let these sit. Used the aerator as well which helped. Not as cherry. More developed flavors.

Sep 22nd, 2019
Clint Kenley

Clint had this 3 months ago

Clint had this 3 months ago

Apr 2nd, 2020
Punita Juneja

Punita had this a year ago

Punita had this a year ago

Apr 29th, 2019