Trinchero Napa Valley

Mario's Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon

9.226 ratings
9.17 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
Michael Herzog

Really enjoyed this last night. Some herbal qualities but the balance with the fruit was there. Tannins were silky smooth. Drinking in a good place right now.

Really enjoyed this last night. Some herbal qualities but the balance with the fruit was there. Tannins were silky smooth. Drinking in a good place right now.

Dec 29th, 2019
Jocholla

Had to double decant to remove the sediment. Beautiful oak and balance. Black currant, fruit heavy but not overpowering. Beautiful wine.

Had to double decant to remove the sediment. Beautiful oak and balance. Black currant, fruit heavy but not overpowering. Beautiful wine.

1 person found it helpfulJan 27th, 2017
Kim Stanbro

Such a mix of my herb garden it's hard to pick out. I smell our old jalepeno bush, so peppers perhaps? Speckled light sediment mess on the glass. Should have decanted- whoops.

Such a mix of my herb garden it's hard to pick out. I smell our old jalepeno bush, so peppers perhaps? Speckled light sediment mess on the glass. Should have decanted- whoops.

1 person found it helpfulDec 8th, 2016
Chad Peterson

What a true delight and contains what I love in Napa Cabernets. Sweet oak aromas, black berry, full body with an earthy stone taste on the tongue. Beautiful oak and full flavor that hangs on the palate. An absolute enjoyment, but cannot wait to see what is hidden a few years down the road.

What a true delight and contains what I love in Napa Cabernets. Sweet oak aromas, black berry, full body with an earthy stone taste on the tongue. Beautiful oak and full flavor that hangs on the palate. An absolute enjoyment, but cannot wait to see what is hidden a few years down the road.

1 person found it helpfulApr 17th, 2016
Valerie Chelley

Full, lush, dark fruit and mocha. Long finish, firm tannins. Drinking nice now after it opened, flavors popped.

Full, lush, dark fruit and mocha. Long finish, firm tannins. Drinking nice now after it opened, flavors popped.

Nov 25th, 2017
Francisco Perez

This is an outstanding wine. Full bodied and true Cabernet. Great structure and texture. Rated 91.

This is an outstanding wine. Full bodied and true Cabernet. Great structure and texture. Rated 91.

Jun 17th, 2017
Marcia Garmon

Enjoyed this cab

Enjoyed this cab

Feb 17th, 2017
Andrew Schirmer

This is one of those wines that make you take a step back and try to see things through different eyes--or palates. People love these wines, and I want to understand why. I would say it is not our style, but that is not to imply we tread a worn path, sticking to things we know and like, when in fact we drink widely and variously. It's more a philosophy of wine. This Trinchero is indeed well-made. Oak and blackberry notes dominate, along with a welcome bitter note that counters the sweetness. Everything is clicking and whirring, and nothing seems out of place, yet there is a distinct lack of mystery. The wine is rather hot, but the alcohol is well-hidden, and even sneaks up on you. Therein lies the problem with these wines--it almost makes more sense to think of them as liqueurs. They are best tasted after dinner or in a lineup. Left unrated out of fairness.

This is one of those wines that make you take a step back and try to see things through different eyes--or palates. People love these wines, and I want to understand why. I would say it is not our style, but that is not to imply we tread a worn path, sticking to things we know and like, when in fact we drink widely and variously. It's more a philosophy of wine. This Trinchero is indeed well-made. Oak and blackberry notes dominate, along with a welcome bitter note that counters the sweetness. Everything is clicking and whirring, and nothing seems out of place, yet there is a distinct lack of mystery. The wine is rather hot, but the alcohol is well-hidden, and even sneaks up on you. Therein lies the problem with these wines--it almost makes more sense to think of them as liqueurs. They are best tasted after dinner or in a lineup. Left unrated out of fairness.

Jul 20th, 2017
Jay Kline

Jay had this 6 years ago

Jay had this 6 years ago

Nov 22nd, 2016
Jay Kline

Jay had this 6 years ago

Jay had this 6 years ago

Oct 5th, 2016