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Southern Napa has a large selection of Cabernet Sauvignon. There is a reason it's the world’s most popular red wine grape. It is a natural cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux, France. Cabernet Sauvignon is loved for its high concentration and age worthiness.
The color is bright and deep. Purple edges with deep red middle. The nose is immediately fruit driven. Ripe raspberries, black cherry and plum. In other words it smells just like a Cabernet grape. In the mouth complexity is the key. Lush ripe cherries and ripe blue berries on the front of the tongue. The mid mouth is all about power and richness. Comprised of dark plum and chocolate. The finish has supple round tannins with a long elegant finish. Hmm hmm hmm Drink now or over the next 10 years if you can wait that long!
New From the Wagner Family...makers of Caymus, Belle Glos, Conundrum, Mer Soleil
Medium ruby-red, this wine opens with scents of currants and dried roses, grape pomace, and freshly tilled soil. The nose is nuanced with toasty oak imparting a subtle smoked meat character. Flavors of blueberries and blackberries mix with the warmth of vanilla and toasted bread. Silky tannins and striking smoothness. Mouthwatering, lengthy finish trails off with the taste of unsweetened chocolate and cassis.
Very dark, almost opaque violet-black color. Red cherry and red raspberry aromas segue into juicy blackberry, fig, and plum flavors. Mocha, spice, and toasty oak further round out the profile, all within an elegant, smooth, and medium-bodied framework. The fully ripe tannins will continue to soften over time creating a silky texture to the finish.
Caymus has a signature style that is a blend of dark purple and red in color, with rich fruit and ripe, velvety tannins – as approachable in youth as in maturity. Farmed from Cabernet grapes in eight of Napa’s 16 sub-appellations, with diversification enabling the Wagner family to make the best possible wine in a given year. This Cabernet offers layered, lush aromas and flavors, including cocoa, cassis and ripe dark berries.
$52.00Black plum, cassis, boysenberry, and anise aromas with caramel, allspice and cedar. Forward black fruit on the palate with rich French oak tannins and flavors of cocoa and vanilla that carry into the long and elegant finish.
Aromas of black cherry, caramel sauce, dried herbs and crushed rocks lead into a palate shaped by strong yet relenting tannins. Flavors of oak and more dark cherry ride a silky mouthfeel.
Characterized by a rich and powerful red fruit nose with notes of vanilla and toast, this elegant oak matured ruby red wine delights the palate with its overtones of licorice, delicate spice and red fruit, while its tannic content provides a long and firm finish.
This wine can be kept to age for 8 to 12 years.
It is a full-bodied wine that is highly concentrated yet still offers aromas of chocolate, plum, black fruit and hints of a cigar box. Reflecting the beauty of the vintage, the combination of flesh and fat make this wine rich and voluptuous.
Upstream from Bordeaux along the Garonne River lie the vineyards of Buzet, just north of Armagnac and southwest of Cahors. Buzet was recognized as an Appellation in 1973, as it’s clay limestone soils are ideal for Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Christophe tends to these vines with the utmost respect for biodiversity of the terroir and this cuvée is vinified without oak.
This Buzet Beauty is a 50/50 blend of Cabernet and Merlot that will remind you what it’s all about... Beaming nose of tiny berries and silky, velvety tannins. An absolute delight!
TRIM is a well-crafted Cabernet Sauvignon from outstanding vineyards in California. Our winemaking team works with some of the best vineyards to produce a lush, well balanced and fruit forward Cabernet Sauvignon.
Trim Cabernet Sauvignon is made by using only the best fruit in California. The goal is to make a wine with concentrated fruit flavors and balance, without compromising on quality. By producing a wine with these complex attributes, TRIM can bottle a wine that has early accessibility, but also has the potential to age for years to come.
The near-perfect 2016 growing season started early and saw ideal weather conditions throughout. Thanks to a relatively mild July and August, followed by a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, the vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness.
This neutral French oak-aged blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot is a side project from the folks at Andrew Will. Its aromas draw you into the glass, evoking savory herbs, cherry, tangerine peel, fresh tobacco, green pepper and black olive. The palate brings pure, textured, seamless fruit and savory flavors that sail into the distance.
Elderberry, wood smoke, charred beef and baked soil show on the nose of this bottling from a region south of Hollister. There is a lot of earthy flavor on the sip, with wet soil adding to the tangy black plum skin and smoke qualities.
$39.00A diverse array of superb sites in Napa Valley deliver structure, balance and purity. Restrained viticultural and winemaking practices lead to varietal purity and a balanced flavor footprint. Classic Bordelaise winemaking provides an impeccably balanced result wonderfully smooth mouth-feel.
86% Cabernet Sauvignon 8% Petit Verdot 4% Petit Sirah
15 months, 25% New French Oak
Fruit forward, savory and focused with dynamic length
Enticing aromas of cranberries and plum continue through to the palate and are balanced by dusty spices and a touch of incense. Dense and rich, this Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has concentrated blueberry and strawberry flavors with an intermingling of caramel. Silky, fine-grained tannins lead to a long and sumptuous finish.
$35.00A classic Napa Valley Cabernet which boasts cherry and cassis aromas, with distinct floral and dark fruits slowly rising from the glass. Pouring a deep burgundy color, the flavors on the palate echo these aroma with dark chocolate, tobacco, leather, black licorice, accented masculine, ripe tannins and with hints of toasty almonds from 12 months of oak maturation. Notes of savory spices and dark chocolate play a supporting role as the wine's initial flavors move across the palate and linger with remarkable length and complex finish.
The wine dazzles with an abundance of black cherry, black plum and black current aromas, with just a touch of dried rose petal, cedar box and allspice. The wine is a perfect balance of mouth watering black fruit flavors with a rich backbone of tannin.
Edge Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from premium Alexander Valley vineyards, specifically chosen for their high-quality fruit and tannin structure. Ray Signorello and his winemaking team have crafted a rich and luscious age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon that will drink beautifully for the next 5-8 years.
$25.00During blending, the winemaker looks to other complimentary varieties to help express Oberon Cabernet’s lovely flavor and texture. With a kiss of Syrah, a dash of Zinfandel he helped to create Oberon’s deep colors, supple silky tannins, and vibrant black cherry, candied blackberry and spices. A hint of coffee and dark chocolate create a lingering and delightful finish.
Meaning “hillside” in Portuguese, Encosta is the beginning. This Cabernet was originally created to showcase the youthful vibrancy of the vines planted by our team when the property was first acquired. With time, however, Encosta has become less about younger vines and more about showcasing the various expressions of our highly dynamic vineyard characteristics.
Tasting Notes: Encosta launches with an intense nose of black cherries, Framboise liqueur, and cherry blossoms. The aromatics continue to elevate with fragrant notes of strawberry preserves, violet crumble, orange zest and forest floor. Persistent and exuberant, the silky texture glides across the palate while the mouth-watering acidity builds and carries the brightness and elegance through the lengthy, flourishing finish. Remarkably integrated, the tannins are in attendance without being assertive. Reflective of the vineyard and resplendent growing season, this is a highly finessed wine that will continue to reveal itself with age.
Seamlessly woven in black cherry and cocoa, this Cabernet is sumptuous and seductive in structure and complexity. The palate offers flavors of hazelnut, baked plum, and cloves while brilliant acidity on the finish balances the concentration of flavors and tannins.
86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot
The fruit for this wine comes from both sustainably farmed vineyards in Rutherford, and from local Napa Valley vineyards.
Lovely red fruit characters of pomegranate, cassis and cherry are nuanced by riper tones of plum and chocolate. The wine is dense, with deep tannins enhanced by notes of fennel, vanilla and lovey notes of caramel and graphite originating from oak barrel aging. While drinkable now, this wine will cellar well through 2027 and perhaps longer.
This 2017 vintage received 92pts by Robert Parker
$40.00Thistle and Thorn is made by Stewart Cellars, from 100% estate bottled fruit in the Napa Valley. Whole-cluster pressed and settled overnight then fermented 100% in stainless steel tank and stirred weekly for six weeks post fermentation to create texture and weight, this Cabernet has a deep, dark nose of ripe plum, vanilla, and a hint of blueberry. Flavors of blackberry, blackcurrant, and toasty, French oak line the palate of this classic, full-bodied Napa Valley Cab. The fine-grain and velvety tannins lead into the long and lingering finish. Only 920 cases produced.
Dark and lush fruit with notes of blackberry and cedar spice. Huge mid-pallet of wild, dark forest berries and pencil shavings with well integrated tannin structure helps guide the smooth yet long finish. 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot. Unfined and unfiltered.
$110.00Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is garnet in color with a ruby red rim. It has an alluring nose of blackberry bramble, baking spices and black olive. Aromas of vanilla, cassis and sage fill the glass, revealing the influence of American oak barrel aging. On the palate, notes of raspberry are complemented with lingering acidity and a finish of dusty, silky tannins. Given proper cellaring, this wine will provide drinking pleasure through 2036.
A plush, opulent, densely textured, full-bodied wine that shows loads of black raspberry fruits, violets, shaved cocoa with polished, sweet tannins.
Mint, chocolate and cherry flavors intermingle in this dry, full-bodied and firmly tannic wine blended from Bordeaux grape varieties. It offers plenty of blackberry notes shaded by black pepper and smoke and will stand up to the juiciest protein you can order.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot,
The nose shows abundant red fruits, lots of bright cherry along with bramble-berries, such as blackberry, cranberry, mulberry, and framed with hints of mineral/herbal characters such as graphite, cedar, and pencil shavings. The palate is vibrant and fresh, with light tannin and beautiful acidity.
$29.00The aromas of this wine are very classic Napa Valley, seducing you with notes of blackberry, bay laurel, cocoa and dusty plum. The palate is expansive throughout with mouth-watering flavors of black plum, mushroom, chocolate and savory hints of bay leaf.
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"Our first ten vintages at Panek we worked with the same five blocks, one acre parcels of clones 4, 6, 7, 169 and 337. These five front blocks at Panek were all planted in 2006 and have been cane pruned since their inception. We always felt fortunate to have this much high-quality fruit to select from when finalizing the Panek blend every year. In 2018, the Panek family offered us the whole ranch, turning over the three older vine, cordon trained blocks in the back of the property. Not knowing quite what to expect, we vinified and barreled these separately. These naturally lower yielding parcels produced wines of enormous concentration and color. As we sat down to blend, we realized all of these wines were of single vineyard quality, some were even better than most of the blocks we had been working with the last ten years. Eventually we singled out a small block of clone 191 as the most logical addition to the 2018 Panek blend. This block added a tremendous amount of structure to the wine, something that is occasionally lacking from this site. It also darkened the fruit profile pushing the wine from a red/black profile to the a more purple/black expression. The vineyard signature is still there of course but feels fuller and more impactful. Purple flowers, graphite, cassis and smoke jump out of the glass at first inspection. The texture is more layered this year, due in part to both the vintage and the inclusion of a new block from the vineyard. The palate turns very stony early and then veers to blueberries, dark chocolate and some meaty, iron notes as the finish kicks in. I thought we had taken this about as far as we could with the 2016 but the 2018 is at another level."
-Thomas River's Brown on the 2018 Vintage
$42.00The nose is layered with black cherry, blueberries and cassis with touches of coco and wood spices. The palate is layered and textured with structured tannins in the mid palate and through the finish. Aging in 25% new French oak barrels adds structure and complexity to the fruit, resulting in a supple, food-friendly wine.
Opaque, dark ruby color introduces this wine that expresses dark fruit aroma and flavors. With spicy sweet oak complexity, the wine exudes dark fruit such as blackberry, black currant, blueberry and dark cherry. There are nuances of dark chocolate, chocolate berry truffle dusted with cocoa powder, cola, aromatic cedar, cinnamon, clove, graham crackers and a hint of tobacco. The body is very full with a soft entry, coupled with dark cherry/berry flavors that develop from start to finish. With great texture and mouth feel, this Cabernet is full-bodied, rich and opulent. In one word… delicious.
$47.00Your nose is teased with coffee nibs, blueberries and black pepper, but a shy side emerges after time in the glass: blackberries and a gentle floral lift. Flavors of dark chocolate, coffee and fresh blackberry are carried on silky tannins—they speak clearly, but don’t shout.
$49.00Intense aromas of black plum, raspberry, and cassis; with a hint of cedar and vanilla. The mouth is layered with bright flavors of ripe cherry, red currants, and berry jam. Firm tannins focus the palate and provide a lengthy finish of spice and red fruit.
The Oracle is an exceptionally balanced, full-bodied red blend made from grapes grown at Stagecoach Vineyard in the eastern hills of Napa Valley. In Greek mythology, the oracle was a source of inspiration and revelation. We hope that you will find the answers to life’s most compelling questions while enjoying The Oracle with friends and family.