Posts Tagged Napa Cellars

2009 Napa Cellars Zinfandel, Napa Valley

The Napa Valley is noted for having more sedate, Claret-like Zinfandel bottlings. So it is with this rendition, which is dark purple/ruby in color. The moderate aromatics conjure thoughts of a strawberry and rhubarb pie, with additional notes of... Read more

2008 Napa Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Opaque purple color with some violet in the rim. French oak lends cedar and graphite to the fruit aromas of black currant and blackberry, followed by cocoa and menthol. The fruit sweetens up in the mouth, showing some fleshiness. When the average... Read more

2009 Napa Cellars Merlot, Napa Valley

Dark purple hue. With an inviting nose of toast, blackberry, plum, menthol and green olive, this red is sleek and fruit-forward in the mouth, finishing with fine-grained, earthy/chocolaty tannins. A well-crafted Napa Valley Merlot that won’t break... Read more

2010 Napa Cellars Chardonnay, Napa Valley

Butter, vanilla and baking spices round out the ripe peach and tropical fruits. The wine is medium-full in the mouth, with a kiss of buttered fruit at the finish. MSRP: $22 (November 2011) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2007 Napa Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

2007 Napa Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Deeply colored, this big red shows aromas of licorice, tar, tobacco, mint/menthol, and fat, black currant and racy red berry fruit. It is medium-full in the mouth, picking up a rich chocolate note... Read more

2007 Napa Cellars Merlot, Napa Valley

Lightly perfumed nose gives way to buttery dark berries, fleshy cherry, and plum fruit, with a hint of menthol. With aeration, some black licorice comes to the fore. It finishes with medium-grained, earthy tannins. MSRP: $22 (February... Read more

2008 Napa Cellars Chardonnay, Napa Valley

Medium straw color. This pleasant white shows layers of aromas and flavors, including flowers, vanilla, butter, spice, citrus, apple, and a note of banana essence. MSRP: $24 (February 2011) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2007 Napa Cellars Zinfandel, Napa Valley

This red sports a bright, sassy nose, full of sweet, brambly berries and fig fruit, paraffin, caramel, menthol, and just a hint of the heady 14.9% alcohol. The tannins are light and fine-grained, making this an enjoyable wine now and over the next... Read more