Ladera Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.0146 ratings
9.010 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Ed Matthews

This is a dark and extracted wine smelling of black currants, pencil lead, and floral notes such as violets. Very young, moderate grip, dark cassis berry with black cherry overtones. To me, this is prototypical mountainside Cabernet Sauvignon from Northern California. I would love to taste this in another 10 years when it settles down.

This is a dark and extracted wine smelling of black currants, pencil lead, and floral notes such as violets. Very young, moderate grip, dark cassis berry with black cherry overtones. To me, this is prototypical mountainside Cabernet Sauvignon from Northern California. I would love to taste this in another 10 years when it settles down.

2 people found it helpfulSep 1st, 2015
Josh Malin

Not at all expected. Half coravin'd. Interested to try again some day

Not at all expected. Half coravin'd. Interested to try again some day

Sep 5th, 2016
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.0

Always a solid wine and this one did not disappoint. It's hard to find Napa Cabs at $35 or less, so it's always good to have a few of these around

Always a solid wine and this one did not disappoint. It's hard to find Napa Cabs at $35 or less, so it's always good to have a few of these around

Oct 26th, 2015
Roy Goble

Was expecting more.

Was expecting more.

Aug 15th, 2015
Mitchell Pressman

2012

Feb 2nd, 2015
Neal Ferry

Just starting to age out

Just starting to age out

Nov 16th, 2018
David Walser

Tasted and bought at the winery a few years ago. Not what I remember. Hopefully other bottles will be better.

Tasted and bought at the winery a few years ago. Not what I remember. Hopefully other bottles will be better.

Oct 22nd, 2017
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9.0

Someone mentioned black currants and violets and that describes this very well. A solid value in Napa cab and, happily, available in 375ml for moments like these.

Someone mentioned black currants and violets and that describes this very well. A solid value in Napa cab and, happily, available in 375ml for moments like these.

Nov 29th, 2016
Gordon L Bennett

Excellent. I didn't like it quite as much as the Venture cab but it is very good

Excellent. I didn't like it quite as much as the Venture cab but it is very good

Oct 25th, 2016
Gene Harlow

Really good wine for price!

Really good wine for price!

May 21st, 2016