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Cult Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley By Salvestrin

Member Review by Matt Walker:

This cab should be on everybody's best value under $30 list. It's Nonvintage which is interested and on the plus side, you can keep getting a consistently good wine year after year (at least theoretically) This has all the classic signs of a great Napa cab (at about half the price). Rich black fruit, vanilla, oak, full body and ripe tannins.

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Region: USA » California » Napa » St. Helena

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Salvestrin Winery:
It all began when Italian immigrants John and Emma Salvestrin fell in love with St. Helena while visiting friends in the early 1920’s. In 1932 they purchased a portion of the historic Crane Ranch, including the Victorian home of Dr. Crane. With the repeal of prohibition in 1933, they started selling grapes and the industry began to grow again. Ed Salvestrin, who grew up on the famil... Read more
It all began when Italian immigrants John and Emma Salvestrin fell in love with St. Helena while visiting friends in the early 1920’s. In 1932 they purchased a portion of the historic Crane Ranch, including the Victorian home of Dr. Crane. With the repeal of prohibition in 1933, they started selling grapes and the industry began to grow again. Ed Salvestrin, who grew up on the family vineyard, continued to grow quality grapes through the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s preserving the family legacy for future generations. He still lives on site and frequently tends to his fruit trees (apples, pomegranates, grapefruit, persimmon) when he’s not helping out in the vineyard. In 1987, Rich Salvestrin completed his degree in viticulture from Fresno State University. He returned to the family vineyard to help farm and also to expand the families grape growing business to include winemaking. 1994 was the inaugural vintage of Salvestrin Cabernet Sauvignon and in 2001 the estate winery was constructed amongst the family vines. Today, three generations live on the 26 acre property and look forward to the time that Rich and Shannon’s three young daughters will become 4th generation owners and winemakers. Read less

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Snooth User: Matt Walker
84279561,447
4.00 5
03/21/2012

This cab should be on everybody's best value under $30 list. It's Nonvintage which is interested and on the plus side, you can keep getting a consistently good wine year after year (at least theoretically) This has all the classic signs of a great Napa cab (at about half the price). Rich black fruit, vanilla, oak, full body and ripe tannins.


Snooth User: William Djubin
1464471698
4.50 5
09/06/2014

2012 Vintage... Gold painted bottle.. -Nice Medium Body, great visual Cabernet. Raspberries... and more Raspberries, with smoke and elegant. Thanks for the Taste Table #4. Served with Porcini and Truffle Rissoto, Gnocchi Gorgonzola and NY Prime Tagliatta and Arugola. Amazing.


Snooth User: pboss
1443772475
2.50 5
01/28/2014

Bought this on a suggestion from the folks at total wine, and it has turned out to be somewhat of a disappointment. I think there are much better cabs out there at a lower price. The nose has ripe fruit and slight licorice scents. The palate also has some muted fruit but is dominated by strong mushroom and earthy flavors. Less than medium complexity. Drying tannins. Unremarkable finish.


Snooth User: aeidbo
130888132
4.50 5
01/26/2014

Four and a half glasses




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