Wines from Oakville

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Venge 2008 Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville)

  1. $125
An absolute joy and triumph. Just superb, showcasing the best of Oakville. Perfect tannins, as pure as velvet and sweet, and perfect oak, too, with beautifully applied char and wood spice. That the oak is 100% new is in keeping with the wine’s volumetrics. The wine’s flavors are a profound, heady expression of blackberries, blueberries, cassis and dark, barely…  — S.H.  (6/1/2011)
98
points

Goldschmidt 2006 Plus Game Ranch Single Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville)

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  1. $150
The 2006 vintage was erratic, but Nick Goldschmidt has pulled a rabbit out of a hat with this fabulously complex and rewarding 100% Cabernet. It’s classic Oakville, dry, tannic and elegant, and the way the blackberry and black currant flavors marry the new oak is simply wonderful. The Game Ranch Vineyard has been source to some of Goldschmidt’s greatest Cabernets…  — S.H.  (7/1/2012)
98
points

Vine Cliff 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $75
Pretty much as good as Napa Cabernet gets. Shows the blackberries, black currants, blueberries and spicy plums of Oakville and scads of spices, and the tannin-acid structure is, in a word, superb. The oak elaboration is just about perfect, adding a tasteful layer of smoky, buttered toast. The finish goes on and on.  — S.H.  (12/15/2010)
97
points

Goldschmidt 2009 Game Ranch Single Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville)

  1. $85
This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is aged in 85% new oak, and it shows the essence of Oakville in its dry, tannic, ripe and complex identity. It would be hard to exaggerate the excellence of the blackberries, black currants, black cherries, dark chocolate and oak flavors, which have a Christmas-pudding-like headiness. A hint of raisin suggests it approaches overripeness…  — S.H.  (4/1/2013)
97
points

Vine Cliff 2007 16 Rows Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville)

  1. $150
A true sensation. Shows the richness and concentration you want in a great Napa Cab, but also a structure that lifts it above the soft, mushy wines that are so prevalent. There’s real tannin and acid architecture framing the opulent blackberry, black currant, mineral and cedar flavors, and the finish is dry, dry, dry. Every sip offers something different as it…  — S.H.  (12/15/2010)
97
points

Joseph Phelps 2005 Backus Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville)

  1. $225
Price be damned, this is an authentically gorgeous, important Cabernet Sauvignon. It calls to mind the amazing 2001, with its huge, perfect tannins and acids and artistic appliqué of new oak. But the star of the show surely is the fruit. Mounds of ripe blackberries and cherries pile up, veering into currants and cassis and something wild and decadently animal, like…  — S.H.  (5/1/2009)
97
points

Joseph Phelps 2001 Backus Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $150
Tasted alongside a bevy of Oakville Cabs, this beauty was the star of the show. It’s a huge, masculine wine, authoritative and ageable. Pours dark and drinks tannic and oaky, with a massive core of cassis, cherry and chocolate fruit encased in perfect tannins. What grace and power, what balance. Drink now through 2016, at least.  — S.H.  (11/1/2005)
96
points

World's End 2009 Good Times, Bad Times Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville)

  1. $100
Structurally, this is near perfect, with sturdy yet supple tannins and bright acids that perk up the flavors of blackberry jam, milk chocolate, red currants and crème de cassis. This is classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon; it’s great to drink now, but it will also slowly evolve in the bottle over the next decade.  — S.H.  (4/1/2013)
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