The 2019 Bella Union Napa Valley Cabernet possesses beautiful and intriguing aromas of dark plum, black cherry, hints of clove and barrel spice. The palate is well-structured with velvety tannins complemented by generous layers of fruit flavors of blackberry, fig and raspberry preserves that give way to a melting finish.
Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon,, 13% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc - Winemaker Notes
92 points - Wine Spectator
"A seductive style, with a creamy, polished feel to the mix of plum pâte de fruit, cassis and raspberry puree flavors, which have a subtle sheen of singed vanilla toast and light savory flecks through the finish. Drink now through 2032."
92 points - Wine Enthusiast
"This is a well-made red, blended with 13% Merlot as well as small percentages of Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Thick and concentrated, it develops in the glass to show a nice refinement of woody oak, dried herb, cedar and black cherry, offering great value and wide appeal."
91 points - James Suckling
"Aromas of dark plums, dark cherries, cloves, pine needles and sweet spices. Medium-bodied with firm tannins. Structured and chewy with a fruity, cherry-like finish. Drink from 2023."
90 points - Jeb Dunnuck
"The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is based on 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, and the rest Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc. It’s an outstanding wine, offering old school, complex notes of dried herbs, leather, spice box, and both red and black fruits in a charming, medium-bodied, balanced, satisfying style. Drink it over the coming 10-12 years or more."