This outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from one of the most historic and pedigreed sites in Stags Leap. An alluring wine that is dense, plush, and beautifully layered in the glass. Bright aromatics play off the super-ripe, racy fruit in a wine that conveys the essence of the vintage and this site to great effect. Hints of pomegranate and white flowers add a decidedly exotic touch to the explosive finish.
Jeb Dunnuck 94 Points (previous): ‘A perennial value that readers should snatch up, the Caterwaul Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley boasts a spicy, red and black-fruited, tobacco and cedar-driven profile as well as full-bodied richness on the palate. It’s fruit loaded and has a round, elegant mouthfeel, supple tannins, and a great finish. It’s well worth seeking out and ideal for drinking over the coming 10-15 years.”
Winemaker Notes: “This vintage of Caterwaul expresses an impressive array of decadent fruit, exotic spice, and mouth-watering structure. In the glass, the wine exhibits a completely opaque, deep purple hue with a dark violet halo. Aromas swell from the glass in waves of black cherry, plum reduction, aromatic wood, eucalyptus, and pine bough. The palate is marked by a very sleek, polished mouthfeel. Complex notes of roasted meat, cassis, quince, macerated blackberry, and nutmeg are intricately layered, framed by a complimentary acidity. This wine offers a wealth of pure Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon character that is readily accessible today and should age well in the cellar for decades.”