Zakin Family Estate

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.327 ratings
9.35 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
Joe D'Angelo

The 2016 Zakin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is an absolutely brilliant wine that was sourced from the Zakin’s southwest facing property on Howell Mountain, situated between 1,250 and 1,450 feet. The vineyard consists of three unique blocks: The Pool Block, The Upper Vineyard, and the Back Blocks, which are managed by Jim Barbour. The wine itself is simply fantastic, as it slowly begins to unwind in the glass it releases stunning aromas ripe cherries, red/dark currants, intense florals and dried spices which are underlined by a light cedar note and a lovely mineral character of crushed stones and hints of graphite dust. On the palate this medium to full-bodied red shows wonderful elegance and vibrancy, with a bright core of beautifully ripe red and dark currants, fresh florals and minerals that are framed by gorgeous velvety tannins. It continues to impress with its remarkable structure, as it all comes together seamlessly with wonderful focus and balance leading up to the precise finish that displays tremendous length. The Zakin’s along with winemaker Philip Melka and his team have crafted an utterly captivating wine, which was built to age and should continue to evolve marvelously for many years to come.

The 2016 Zakin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is an absolutely brilliant wine that was sourced from the Zakin’s southwest facing property on Howell Mountain, situated between 1,250 and 1,450 feet. The vineyard consists of three unique blocks: The Pool Block, The Upper Vineyard, and the Back Blocks, which are managed by Jim Barbour. The wine itself is simply fantastic, as it slowly begins to unwind in the glass it releases stunning aromas ripe cherries, red/dark currants, intense florals and dried spices which are underlined by a light cedar note and a lovely mineral character of crushed stones and hints of graphite dust. On the palate this medium to full-bodied red shows wonderful elegance and vibrancy, with a bright core of beautifully ripe red and dark currants, fresh florals and minerals that are framed by gorgeous velvety tannins. It continues to impress with its remarkable structure, as it all comes together seamlessly with wonderful focus and balance leading up to the precise finish that displays tremendous length. The Zakin’s along with winemaker Philip Melka and his team have crafted an utterly captivating wine, which was built to age and should continue to evolve marvelously for many years to come.

Aug 20th, 2019
Joshua Fisher

Custom crush client at BRASSWOOD. Winemaker Philip Melka

Custom crush client at BRASSWOOD. Winemaker Philip Melka

Mar 21st, 2019
Neil Shah

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Jason Chang

Proprietor NINE SUNS Winery, HOUYI Vineyard

9.2

Tannic mountain fruit but really opened up over the course of 2 hours. Flora and I need to go visit!

Tannic mountain fruit but really opened up over the course of 2 hours. Flora and I need to go visit!

Apr 12th, 2017
Luke Tubergen

Big boy!

Big boy!

Mar 3rd, 2018
Luke Tubergen

Best friend bday. Jammy and delicious!

Best friend bday. Jammy and delicious!

Jun 3rd, 2017
Sam Tejwani

Tasted at the estate after a 5 hour decant, Roughly 3 acres under vine on Howell adjacent to the Dana Lotus vineyard. Around 200 cases made. Crafted by Melka and deftly balanced. A slightly less opulent style than typical new world Napa, was pleasantly surprised at how well this showed.

Tasted at the estate after a 5 hour decant, Roughly 3 acres under vine on Howell adjacent to the Dana Lotus vineyard. Around 200 cases made. Crafted by Melka and deftly balanced. A slightly less opulent style than typical new world Napa, was pleasantly surprised at how well this showed.

Feb 20th, 2017
Michael Park

Big wine, nice structure

Big wine, nice structure

Feb 2nd, 2017
Frank

Try out.

Try out.

Aug 24th, 2019
Clayton Bahr

Clayton had this 10 months ago

Clayton had this 10 months ago

Oct 11th, 2019