Sequoia Grove

Historic Vines Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

8.921 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Rutherford, 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
Paul Jakubowski

PnP. Dark purple, red color. Menthol and oak on the nose. Medium plus depth and a silky texture. Better than expected but still pretty average. Really loved the texture.

PnP. Dark purple, red color. Menthol and oak on the nose. Medium plus depth and a silky texture. Better than expected but still pretty average. Really loved the texture.

Mar 12th, 2022
Paul Jakubowski

So so….30+ minute decant. Dark red color. Seemed like a lot of alcohol. No real fruit or distinctive characteristics. Was fine.

So so….30+ minute decant. Dark red color. Seemed like a lot of alcohol. No real fruit or distinctive characteristics. Was fine.

Jan 7th, 2022
Paul Jakubowski

Totally different wine from the last bottle I had. Not sure if it’s bottle variation or some more age. Short decant. Dark cherry color. Reserved nose of dark cherry and medicine. Wine has lovely texture and is deep with great fruit and menthol. Medium finish. Maybe my expectations were too low, but this was very nice. Much closer to the first bottle I had!

Totally different wine from the last bottle I had. Not sure if it’s bottle variation or some more age. Short decant. Dark cherry color. Reserved nose of dark cherry and medicine. Wine has lovely texture and is deep with great fruit and menthol. Medium finish. Maybe my expectations were too low, but this was very nice. Much closer to the first bottle I had!

Nov 20th, 2019
Paul Jakubowski

I continue to be heart broken about Sequoia Grove wines. I used to love them, but seems like the quality has slipped and they are trying to do too much.

This wine is no different. Run of the mill $20 Napa Cab that unfortunately costs closer to $50.

I continue to be heart broken about Sequoia Grove wines. I used to love them, but seems like the quality has slipped and they are trying to do too much.

This wine is no different. Run of the mill $20 Napa Cab that unfortunately costs closer to $50.

Aug 12th, 2019
Paul Jakubowski

1hr+ decant. Inky, dark purple color. Amazing nose, definitely top 10 considerations in that department. Earth, fruit, Napa, Rutherford; everything a Napa Cab should smell like! Plum, cherry, smoke on the palate; very similar to an Anderson Conn Valley wine if you have sampled that. Finish is short with spice, but overall excellent QPR as I thought I paid more than I did for these guys. Sequoia Grove knows their markets and price points!! 5 more bottles to go....

1hr+ decant. Inky, dark purple color. Amazing nose, definitely top 10 considerations in that department. Earth, fruit, Napa, Rutherford; everything a Napa Cab should smell like! Plum, cherry, smoke on the palate; very similar to an Anderson Conn Valley wine if you have sampled that. Finish is short with spice, but overall excellent QPR as I thought I paid more than I did for these guys. Sequoia Grove knows their markets and price points!! 5 more bottles to go....

Sep 3rd, 2017
Mike Szilagyi

This wine was just ok for me. Decent on the nose but mild and bland finish. I prefer their regular SG cabs.

This wine was just ok for me. Decent on the nose but mild and bland finish. I prefer their regular SG cabs.

Sep 10th, 2016
Terrence Thom

Needs to sit a while. Biting upon opening, decant for several hours.

Needs to sit a while. Biting upon opening, decant for several hours.

Feb 11th, 2015
Tom Cole

Blech. Aldehyde. Hope it's a bad bottle.

Blech. Aldehyde. Hope it's a bad bottle.

Jan 25th, 2015
Mandi Koons

Nice depth, lingering flavors were above par, pairs well with German chocolate cake

Nice depth, lingering flavors were above par, pairs well with German chocolate cake

Dec 15th, 2014
Brett Francis

Smooth and balanced wine with nice flavors but not too much in the "wow" category. Would drink again.

Smooth and balanced wine with nice flavors but not too much in the "wow" category. Would drink again.

Dec 9th, 2014