(From 2010 Vintage) Sweet floral notes and mesquite emerge in the 2010 Napanook. Generous yet restrained, the wine shows minerality and notes of dried herbs followed by caramelized orange peel, bing cherry and exotic spice flavors. The finish is long and balanced.
(From 2007 Vintage) The Napanook 2013 charges forth with the power, energy and tension worthy of an exceptional vintage displaying violet notes, cocoa and deep red fruits that linger on a velvety finish. This wine will also age well for more than a decade. Christian Moueix recommends decanting young wines before serving to allow them to reach their full potential. 2013 Napanook Blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc
Roederer rep tasting at Party Source. Decanted 6 hrs. Look: '09 great deep purple [actual 2008]. Nose: Plum, cedar, clay; blackberry. Body: 2.5% milk. Taste: Plum, oak, cedar, eucalyptus, dust, red soil. Finish: Big tannins on the end. Finish 1 minute. Summary: 89 pts. (4936 views)
Nice cab. More French than typical Napa cab. Rounder, less tannic, LEDs fruit. More balanced. Garnet. Red cherry.
12/26/13 w Andrew - AMAZING, worth the price, very complex
Had this bottle at Ellina's in Aspen.
Robert ParkerRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/16/2010