Herringbone Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
By Jonathan H. Newman*
Herringbone Reserve 2013 Napa Valley Red Wine
UNIT SIZE: 750.00 ml
VARIETAL: Cabernet Sauvignon
GRAPE: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Syrah
COUNTRY: United States
REGION: Napa Valley
Based on the compelling Quality- Price- Ratio, this wine receives a well-deserved rating. This Cabernet Sauvignon is a plush, and pleasing wine that is both accessible now and will continue to drink well for years to come. This wine is from 3 of Napa’s greatest Cabernet sub-appellations: Stags Leap District, Oakville and Yountville. It is 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petite Syrah. It spent 15 months in French Oak, 35% of which was new. The nose is mighty fine as it shows off vivid fruit from its fine Napa pedigree. Aromas of primarily dark red fruit including black raspberries and black cherries with touches of plum and blueberries. Medium bodied, consumer friendly, and smooth, with creme de cassis, black cherry, licorice, dark cherry, vanilla and dark chocolate. A nice mouth feel with silky tannins, and good personality on the finish. Best enjoyed now through 2020. Pair with mustard crusted lamb chops with mint jelly, hearty chicken and dumplings, Filet Mignon with mushroom and rosemary, lamb chops with a balsamic vinegar reduction, grilled shish kebobs, or Yankee Pot Roast.
Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
98% Cabernet Sauvignon
2% Petite Syrah
Stags Leap District
Aromas: Black currant/ripe black cherry/black raspberry, chocolate mocha, subtle oak, hints of vanilla.
Flavor: Blackberry, Dark brown spice (cardamom), dark berries, compote, slight black walnut.
Mouthfeel: Medium+, Med-weight, rich, juicy
Tannin: Mild, soft, round, plush.
Finish: Slightly dry front palate, well balanced, slight lingering, slight heat.
[Information provided by J.H.N.]
*Jonathan Newman was Wine Enthusiasts’ Man of the Year. He also was Chairman of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, and received national recognition in Marvin Shanken’s Market Watch Magazine and many other international wine publications. He was also awarded the Guild of Sommeliers highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Newman's reviews have been published and quoted extensively online and in print. He travels extensively to many of the major wine growing regions and evaluates many of the wines we source from smaller and boutique wineries. We interact closely with him and the result is his rejection rate of over 96% of the wines evaluated.