Volker Eisele Family Estate

Terzetto Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.177 ratings
9.013 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

Today is #cabernetday so I'll have to wait with my #MerlotThursday. A nice Napa Merlot /Cabernet blend will fit in with the celebration.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim. Not showing much age.

Nice nose of black currants, blackberries, wood, vanilla, chocolates, vinaigrette, graphite, leather, earth, wet leaves, vegetables, dark coffee, herbs, tobacco leaf and black pepper.

Full bodied and bold with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, sweet raspberries, currants, cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, vegetables, vinaigrette, bitter herbs and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cranberries.

This Bordeaux blend from Napa Valley is interesting and tasty. Showing great complexity and mouthfeel.

This 12 year old is good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins (90 minutes).

Reminds me of a 20 year old Right Bank Bordeaux.

Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.

The high alcohol is very nicely integrated by now, so watch out.

Thank you Wendy for sharing this with me.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Organic.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$75 (current vintage).

Today is #cabernetday so I'll have to wait with my #MerlotThursday. A nice Napa Merlot /Cabernet blend will fit in with the celebration.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim. Not showing much age.

Nice nose of black currants, blackberries, wood, vanilla, chocolates, vinaigrette, graphite, leather, earth, wet leaves, vegetables, dark coffee, herbs, tobacco leaf and black pepper.

Full bodied and bold with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, sweet raspberries, currants, cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, vegetables, vinaigrette, bitter herbs and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cranberries.

This Bordeaux blend from Napa Valley is interesting and tasty. Showing great complexity and mouthfeel.

This 12 year old is good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins (90 minutes).

Reminds me of a 20 year old Right Bank Bordeaux.

Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.

The high alcohol is very nicely integrated by now, so watch out.

Thank you Wendy for sharing this with me.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Organic.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$75 (current vintage).

Aug 29th, 2019
Evan Roberts

Opened tonight for Easter dinner. Bought this bottle from Volker himself after touring the vineyard. Though I prefer their beautiful estate Cab we picked up one of these to lay down. Slowly opened up, I should have decanted as the last few glasses were nearly perfect. Here is to you Volker, we miss you, cheers!

Opened tonight for Easter dinner. Bought this bottle from Volker himself after touring the vineyard. Though I prefer their beautiful estate Cab we picked up one of these to lay down. Slowly opened up, I should have decanted as the last few glasses were nearly perfect. Here is to you Volker, we miss you, cheers!

Apr 22nd, 2019
Matt Sterr

Dense and dark. Heavy oak that matches up well with the blend. CS, CF, Merlot in even amounts.

Dense and dark. Heavy oak that matches up well with the blend. CS, CF, Merlot in even amounts.

Mar 4th, 2019
Jeff D.

Hard to transition to after an '81 Cab since tannins were chewier and wine overall was bigger but the pedigree of this wine was apparent. Needed a good half hour to open up for smooth sipping. All smiles on this wine!

Hard to transition to after an '81 Cab since tannins were chewier and wine overall was bigger but the pedigree of this wine was apparent. Needed a good half hour to open up for smooth sipping. All smiles on this wine!

Aug 7th, 2017
Evan Roberts

Good blend but the cab is so much better

Good blend but the cab is so much better

Dec 12th, 2014
GEORGE SKIPPER

Serious blend. Gonna work with some strip.

Serious blend. Gonna work with some strip.

Jul 25th, 2019
Steve Medbery

Love it-blend of equal parts Merlot Cab Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Plum and salted chocolate on the nose, black cherry and coffee on the palate. Benefits from a one hour decant.

Love it-blend of equal parts Merlot Cab Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Plum and salted chocolate on the nose, black cherry and coffee on the palate. Benefits from a one hour decant.

Jul 29th, 2018
Steve Medbery

Plum, chocolate, cinnamon.

Plum, chocolate, cinnamon.

Feb 12th, 2018
Dieter Raebel

very nice, had the 2007 vintage.

very nice, had the 2007 vintage.

Nov 23rd, 2017
Duff Mahan

Have zero recollection of specifics (time since drinking, not inebriation), but I know I liked it. Not much for CA wines, generally speaking, but I’m a sucker for a Cabernet Franc blend!

Have zero recollection of specifics (time since drinking, not inebriation), but I know I liked it. Not much for CA wines, generally speaking, but I’m a sucker for a Cabernet Franc blend!

Oct 7th, 2017