Rajat Parr

Never Say Never Dead Fred Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.43 ratings
9.51 pro ratings
Coombsville, 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
Joe D'Angelo

The Never Say Never Cabernet Sauvignon from Raj Parr is sourced from the Dead Fred Vineyard in Napa Valley's Coombsville AVA, which is organically farmed by Steve Mathiasson. This traditional style Cabernet shows wonderful elegance and refinement, as it opens to inviting aromas of dark/red currants, red berry tea, zesty florals, tobacco, crushed graphite and a savory/herbal character that all take shape and emerge gracefully from the glass. On the palate this possesses a gorgeous medium-body that is impeccably balanced and well-structured with velvety tannins and wonderful acidity providing terrific freshness. It goes on to impress with its lovely bright character, displaying delicious mouth watering flavors of currants, crushed violets, fresh tobacco and zesty undertones which continue to linger all the way through the precisely focused finish. The 2016 is a beautifully crafted Cabernet that shows plenty of energy and verve in its youth, however readers should allow this beauty some time to settle down and mature, as it shows incredible promise to evolve and age exceptionally well for years to come.

The Never Say Never Cabernet Sauvignon from Raj Parr is sourced from the Dead Fred Vineyard in Napa Valley's Coombsville AVA, which is organically farmed by Steve Mathiasson. This traditional style Cabernet shows wonderful elegance and refinement, as it opens to inviting aromas of dark/red currants, red berry tea, zesty florals, tobacco, crushed graphite and a savory/herbal character that all take shape and emerge gracefully from the glass. On the palate this possesses a gorgeous medium-body that is impeccably balanced and well-structured with velvety tannins and wonderful acidity providing terrific freshness. It goes on to impress with its lovely bright character, displaying delicious mouth watering flavors of currants, crushed violets, fresh tobacco and zesty undertones which continue to linger all the way through the precisely focused finish. The 2016 is a beautifully crafted Cabernet that shows plenty of energy and verve in its youth, however readers should allow this beauty some time to settle down and mature, as it shows incredible promise to evolve and age exceptionally well for years to come.

Aug 20th, 2019
Ben Christen

Great California Cab. Mushroom, forest floor, green pepper on the taste, great balance. Yum!

Great California Cab. Mushroom, forest floor, green pepper on the taste, great balance. Yum!

Mar 20th, 2020
Alexander Vadas

Alexander had this 2 years ago

Alexander had this 2 years ago

Jun 2nd, 2019