Burgess Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.412 ratings
9.49 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
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.2

A monumental vintage in the Napa Valley that forever changed the interest and image of California wine. Burgess Cellars was producing some very compelling wines and this Vintage Selection is in its decline but still very good. Deep aromas of coffee, tobacco and aromatic wood along with floral and retained cherry/raspberry fruit notes. Drink now if you are lucky enough to have any. With all old wines storage is the key.

A monumental vintage in the Napa Valley that forever changed the interest and image of California wine. Burgess Cellars was producing some very compelling wines and this Vintage Selection is in its decline but still very good. Deep aromas of coffee, tobacco and aromatic wood along with floral and retained cherry/raspberry fruit notes. Drink now if you are lucky enough to have any. With all old wines storage is the key.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 4th, 2021
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.9

I’ve been on a Burgess tear lately. 1974. That’s all that’s needed to be said.

I’ve been on a Burgess tear lately. 1974. That’s all that’s needed to be said.

1 person found it helpfulSep 6th, 2019
Joe Lucca

Amazing wine. 43 years and still going. Violets, camphor, well worn leather, spice box. Thank you so much @Jason Chang and @Flora Chang for bringing this gem!!!

Amazing wine. 43 years and still going. Violets, camphor, well worn leather, spice box. Thank you so much @Jason Chang and @Flora Chang for bringing this gem!!!

1 person found it helpfulFeb 24th, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

Given the age, I had to be generous on the rating. Definitely the oldest Napa Cab I've tried! Albeit end of life, notes of ripe fruit, tobacco and wet sawdust. I feel fortunate to have shared this wine with some great friends (old and new).

Given the age, I had to be generous on the rating. Definitely the oldest Napa Cab I've tried! Albeit end of life, notes of ripe fruit, tobacco and wet sawdust. I feel fortunate to have shared this wine with some great friends (old and new).

Feb 24th, 2017
Greg Koslosky

Textbook California Cabernet wonderful fruit ,mineral , earth still some tannins . Pretty incredible bottle .

Textbook California Cabernet wonderful fruit ,mineral , earth still some tannins . Pretty incredible bottle .

Nov 29th, 2015
Nicholas Livingston

Who'd guess the color, concentration, freshness of cassis fruit, the cloves and cinnamon, the sapidity! A marvel for its age, for Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, for a wine of this Earth.

Who'd guess the color, concentration, freshness of cassis fruit, the cloves and cinnamon, the sapidity! A marvel for its age, for Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, for a wine of this Earth.

Feb 5th, 2015
Susan Higgins

Partner Heart & Hands Wine Co

9.9

Birth year wine. Violets, smoke, on the nose, iron and cherries on the palate, soft tannins. Enjoyed an earlier vintage of this on a first date with Tom in Chicago 15 years ago...

Birth year wine. Violets, smoke, on the nose, iron and cherries on the palate, soft tannins. Enjoyed an earlier vintage of this on a first date with Tom in Chicago 15 years ago...

Jul 26th, 2014
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.8

Spectacular. Still rich and complex with sweet tobacco and spice notes. Wonderful.

Spectacular. Still rich and complex with sweet tobacco and spice notes. Wonderful.

Jul 31st, 2013
Kyo Jin

12.9% with the strength to go another 5 years.

12.9% with the strength to go another 5 years.

Mar 29th, 2017
Greg Koslosky

Greg had this 7 years ago

Greg had this 7 years ago

Dec 28th, 2015