Neal Family Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.258 ratings
9.06 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
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.9

A sort of classical style of old Cali cabs... Big and dusty with enough oak to give some earthy, coffee-ish tannins. The fruit is dark and structured. Age worthy, and probably should be aged...

A sort of classical style of old Cali cabs... Big and dusty with enough oak to give some earthy, coffee-ish tannins. The fruit is dark and structured. Age worthy, and probably should be aged...

6 people found it helpfulMay 15th, 2015
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.1

Impressed. Spicy and dirty and delicious.

Impressed. Spicy and dirty and delicious.

2 people found it helpfulNov 3rd, 2015
Ryan Mullins

Getting into secondary stuff but still a baby. Released after the 2010 and mostly from Howell mtn

Getting into secondary stuff but still a baby. Released after the 2010 and mostly from Howell mtn

1 person found it helpfulNov 19th, 2014
Matt

Particularly soft and supple considering its mostly mountain fruit. Was expecting more depth and aggressive tannins but it was very elegant and pretty.

Particularly soft and supple considering its mostly mountain fruit. Was expecting more depth and aggressive tannins but it was very elegant and pretty.

Feb 29th, 2016
Shawn R

Wow, impressed! Classic Napa Cab.

Wow, impressed! Classic Napa Cab.

Dec 24th, 2015
Ryan Flinn

Beautiful! Rose petals

Beautiful! Rose petals

Nov 11th, 2015
Paul Jakubowski

PnP’d. Complete opposite of the AG cab. Smoky, earthy, and meaty. Medium depth. Hardly any fruit.

PnP’d. Complete opposite of the AG cab. Smoky, earthy, and meaty. Medium depth. Hardly any fruit.

Apr 10th, 2022
Paul Jakubowski

Neal never stops impressing!!! Would have guessed Bordeaux all the way. 1hr+ decant. Nose of dark cherries, cedar, and menthol. Blue and black fruit on the palate with well integrated alcohol. Medium depth and medium plus finish. Reminds me of Chateau Pontet-Canet but 1/5 of the price. Neal rocks!!

Neal never stops impressing!!! Would have guessed Bordeaux all the way. 1hr+ decant. Nose of dark cherries, cedar, and menthol. Blue and black fruit on the palate with well integrated alcohol. Medium depth and medium plus finish. Reminds me of Chateau Pontet-Canet but 1/5 of the price. Neal rocks!!

Feb 26th, 2022
WC Fields

Great on its own. Will be even better once those bad boys are done and ready.

Great on its own. Will be even better once those bad boys are done and ready.

Apr 21st, 2020
WC Fields

Always great! Chocolate, blackberries, leather and tobacco leaf with coffee grounds.

Always great! Chocolate, blackberries, leather and tobacco leaf with coffee grounds.

Nov 13th, 2016