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Yao Ming 2010 Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

  1. $625
We can debate the pricing on Yao Ming’s new reserve, but what’s undeniable, by any modern standard, is the wine’s excellence. A blend of fruit from Atlas Peak and Rutherford, the wine is a barrel selection from the winery’s regular 2010 output, and accounts for only about 20% of total production. The Cabernet Sauvignon is mixed with a little Merlot, Cabernet Franc…  — S.H.  (4/1/2014)
95
points

Grgich Hills 2012 Essence Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $50
The “Essence” in the designation refers to the wine’s sources, which are selected blocks from the winery’s vineyards in the southern part of Napa. The wine is absolutely dry, mouthwatering in acidity, and vastly complex. There’s a touch of smoky, vanilla-scented French oak, but the fruit flavors star. They suggest stone-driven minerals, Meyer lemons, limes, white…  — S.H.  (4/1/2014)
95
points

Venge 2011 Bone Ash Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $85
This is made from 100% Cabernet grown in the St. Helena estate vineyard. The wine is exceptionally pure and delicious, rich in black currant, chocolate, black cherry and lots of toasty new French oak. The all-important tannins are exquisitely ripe and as fine as velvet. Nowhere near ready, this wine wants a good eight years in the cellar, and will gradually evolve…  — S.H.  (4/1/2014)
95
points

Hall 2010 Exzellenz Sacrashe Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Rutherford)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $200
Made from 100% Cab, the grapes once again show what the vineyard, in the hills east of the Silverado Trail, can do. The French oak was 90% new, which would swamp a lesser wine, but not this one. It’s rich, full and concentrated, with excellent structure and balance. Drink now, after careful decanting, and through 2020.  — S.H.  (4/1/2014)
95
points

Prime Solum 2010 Brokenrock Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $80
This exciting project comes from veteran winemaker William Hill. Although it’s packed with rich black-currant and cassis-liqueur flavors that sink down in the midpalate and offer fruity satisfaction, the finish is firm and classic. The vineyard is on Atlas Peak, and the wine shows those mountain tannins but also fine minerality. Drink 2017–2025.  — S.H.  (4/1/2014)
95
points

Yao Ming 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

  1. $150
This fabulous Cabernet has been blended with Merlot, Cab Franc and Petit Verdot. It’s incredibly complex in both flavor and structure, offering waves of blackberries and cherries, currants, dark chocolate and toast that go on and on into a long, spicy finish. The grapes come from various sources, including St. Helena and Atlas Peak, showing winemaker Tom Hinde’s…  — S.H.  (4/1/2014)
95
points

En Garde 2007 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Diamond Mountain)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $118
At more than six years of age, this wine is as fresh and fruity as if it were made yesterday, with blackberry, cherry and blueberry jam, currant and mocha flavors, enriched with toasty, caramelized oak. The tannins are strong, yet smooth and refined. The wine is so gorgeous right out of the bottle, you can drink it now, but try giving it six more years to really…  — S.H.  (4/1/2014)
95
points

David Arthur 2010 Elevation 1147 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

  1. $175
Here we have a fascinating wine that’s elegant and opulent, massive and controlled, flattering yet elusive, all at once. That combination of opposites gives it intellectual interest, a wine worth thinking and talking about. Technically, it’s dry, fairly high in alcohol and oaky. The 100% Cabernet grapes off the estate are incredibly concentrated in black currants…  — S.H.  (4/1/2014)
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