ZD Wines

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.282 ratings
9.49 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Isaac Pirolo

Founded in 1969 by two rocket scientists, ZD takes its name not only from its founders, Norman de Leuze and Gino Zepponi, but also from the engineering term Zero Defects. Sleek in its design, but with serious thrust, comparisons could be made to Corison or Montelena Estate, as well as some Left Bank Châteaux. Tart cranberry, cherry, and plum abound with purity, followed by 70% cacao, fresh pine, and damp cedar. Some secondary coconut oil adds a slightly exotic feel to an otherwise old school, savory-styled Napa Cab. Excellent. 93+

Founded in 1969 by two rocket scientists, ZD takes its name not only from its founders, Norman de Leuze and Gino Zepponi, but also from the engineering term Zero Defects. Sleek in its design, but with serious thrust, comparisons could be made to Corison or Montelena Estate, as well as some Left Bank Châteaux. Tart cranberry, cherry, and plum abound with purity, followed by 70% cacao, fresh pine, and damp cedar. Some secondary coconut oil adds a slightly exotic feel to an otherwise old school, savory-styled Napa Cab. Excellent. 93+

Jan 31st, 2018
Marshall Todd Herron DPM

WOW!!!!!!!! Okay, as you probably know, Im not shy about giving a perfect score. If I could change one thing, the initial palate is a tad sweet. But Holy Stars!!!!!!!
The cork is so perfectly preserved its unbelievable. It looks like a one year old wine cork. The bouquet is pure oak and cedar with remnants of charcoal. Talk about barrel aged! The color is dark dark dark midnight purple. The legs are long and thick lasting a full 12 seconds. Now after decanting for 5 min the sweet beginning is gone. It is now perfect! This is my new favorite wine! The initial palate is blackberry currant and spice. The beginning of the finish is black pepper. The finish is milk chocolate and very buttery which dissipates very fast and leaves you grasping the stem for another indulgence.
I will keep this in my cellar as my house wine for serious wine lovers such as myself!

WOW!!!!!!!! Okay, as you probably know, Im not shy about giving a perfect score. If I could change one thing, the initial palate is a tad sweet. But Holy Stars!!!!!!!
The cork is so perfectly preserved its unbelievable. It looks like a one year old wine cork. The bouquet is pure oak and cedar with remnants of charcoal. Talk about barrel aged! The color is dark dark dark midnight purple. The legs are long and thick lasting a full 12 seconds. Now after decanting for 5 min the sweet beginning is gone. It is now perfect! This is my new favorite wine! The initial palate is blackberry currant and spice. The beginning of the finish is black pepper. The finish is milk chocolate and very buttery which dissipates very fast and leaves you grasping the stem for another indulgence.
I will keep this in my cellar as my house wine for serious wine lovers such as myself!

1 person found it helpfulJan 23rd, 2016
Eric Blackshear

Very, very nice.

Very, very nice.

1 person found it helpfulApr 10th, 2015
Carly Shepherd

Simply the best! Full bodied, lush and lots of dark, delicious fruit.

Simply the best! Full bodied, lush and lots of dark, delicious fruit.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 13th, 2015
Kevin Ortzman

Plum and spice

Plum and spice

Aug 6th, 2016
Carly Shepherd

Enjoyed this magnum that was given as a gift from ZD wines. Enjoyed with good friends. It was amazing!

Enjoyed this magnum that was given as a gift from ZD wines. Enjoyed with good friends. It was amazing!

Jun 11th, 2016
Jordan Gianelli

Had this wine with chocolate, after dinner and it was perfect. Full, rich and showing very well. Dark and red fruit, nice pop of oak on the finish and absolutely perfectly paired with dark chocolate.

Had this wine with chocolate, after dinner and it was perfect. Full, rich and showing very well. Dark and red fruit, nice pop of oak on the finish and absolutely perfectly paired with dark chocolate.

Nov 23rd, 2015
David Patterson

Gift from Dr Steve Lemos, wonderful if not slightly fruity Napa Cab. Aged tannins by now. Not heavily structured.

Gift from Dr Steve Lemos, wonderful if not slightly fruity Napa Cab. Aged tannins by now. Not heavily structured.

Aug 6th, 2019
Mike Branham

A very nice cab and smooth

A very nice cab and smooth

May 17th, 2017
Mary Lanham

Dale and I had this at a great steakhouse in the Cayman Islands. Deep purple in color with long legs. Deep, dark fruit on the nose. Bold currants and blackberries on the palate with a bit of sweetness that went away after decanting. Lots of pepper on the finish which also mellowed as the wine opened up, accompanied by tart finish that mellowed to more dark fruit.

Dale and I had this at a great steakhouse in the Cayman Islands. Deep purple in color with long legs. Deep, dark fruit on the nose. Bold currants and blackberries on the palate with a bit of sweetness that went away after decanting. Lots of pepper on the finish which also mellowed as the wine opened up, accompanied by tart finish that mellowed to more dark fruit.

Mar 5th, 2017