Slingshot Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2011

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Slingshot Winery Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Napa from three different esteemed vineyards. Primarily from the Julianna Vineyard in Pope Valley, this expressive Cab delivers the rich, upfront fruit of the northern Napa vineyard with the darker tones of the two more southerly mountain vineyards. Aged for 22 months in French barrels, 30% new.

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All Slingshot wines begin with premium Napa Valley fruit, much of it harvested from our own Juliana Vineyards. The rest is sourced from other choice locations in the valley. We don’t compromise when it comes to grapes because we’re committed to giving our customers sophisticated, approachable wine at a great price. Consulting winemaker Stephen Test brings more than a quarter century of winemak... Read more
All Slingshot wines begin with premium Napa Valley fruit, much of it harvested from our own Juliana Vineyards. The rest is sourced from other choice locations in the valley. We don’t compromise when it comes to grapes because we’re committed to giving our customers sophisticated, approachable wine at a great price. Consulting winemaker Stephen Test brings more than a quarter century of winemaking experience to his work at Slingshot. A graduate of the UC-Davis Master’s program in Viticulture and Enology, Steve honed his skill practicing the classic, hand-crafted winemaking methods that have proven so successful with Napa Valley wines. Former director of winemaking at Merryvale Vineyards, he now manages his own Stephen Test Wines brand. Slingshot is a family effort shepherded by James Stewart, one of Napa Valley’s next generation winemakers—a group of young men and women assuming central roles in legacy wine businesses. James joins his peers in focusing on issues surrounding sustainability, preservation, labor practices and maintaining family-owned businesses. Slingshot reflects his ambition to preserve a vital family enterprise and practice meaningful land stewardship—both while producing unpretentious fine wine. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Slingshot Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,835
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 10/31/2008

Big youthful notes of sweet jammy black fruits, vanilla, jalepeno jelly and black spices greet the nose. This has a big, fruit forward entry with a touch of green pepper lurking under the rich black cherry fruit on the palate which turns a touch peppery and mineral on the finish. Recalling mountain grown fruit this is a touch simple the intelligent use of new French oak frames the bold fruit well. Enjoy this now for it’s full throttle appeal.87pts


Member Reviews for Slingshot Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Snooth User: jtryka
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3.50 5
08/10/2014

The wine is a dark ruby in the glass, a classic Cabernet color. The nose, I must admit was surprising. It was a lovely combination of black fruit, blackberry and black cherry intermingled with a bit of anise, black pepper and a hint of mint. The taste was a blast of rich jammy fruit, much more like a Lodi Zinfandel than a Napa Cabernet, but that gracefully transitioned to some nice warm spice notes along with a bit of dusty limestone midpalate. The finish was quite nice, as the spice, vanilla and fruit made for a complex bit of flavor as the well structured tannins provided for a velvety, smooth, dry finish. See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2014/08/2011-slingshot-napa-valley-cabernet.html


Snooth User: cma238
1295124214
4.50 5
07/28/2014

Piquant yet subtle on the nose. Round olive leaf buttressed by sweet parsnip and rose. Recognizably Cab. A true visit to the Napa Valley.


Snooth User: puhnner
1534071,509
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 07/27/2013

Three glasses


Snooth User: dosequisXX
112336698
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 07/31/2012

Cory and Alexis Valentine, Juke Joint Party July 27, 2012


Snooth User: RFlorio
38138936
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 02/15/2010

I tried this at a tasting last week and it was by far my favorite. I wound up buying two bottles. Nothing jumped out about the flavor or smell, but it was just enjoyable to drink.


Snooth User: DrunkPandas
128679546
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/17/2014

Four glasses


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 11/01/2008

Hot and smokey, but incredibly fruity. 2005 was clearly a hot, dry year in Napa. The fruit is slightly over ripe and comes over as slightly licoricey, but the sweet fruity finish is nice and the strong tannins give it potential.


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External Reviews for Slingshot Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

External Review
Vintage: 2007 12/31/2011

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2007 Slingshot Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2006 09/10/2010

In the mouth it feels round, with soft tannins punctuated by just enough acidity. Subtle berry and black cherry flavors combine with a touch of dark caramel and coffee. The long finish lingers with suggestions of vanilla and herbs.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 11/08/2014

This is serious wine for not much money, and it is worthy of cellaring. Big and rich, it is loaded with deep cherry and plum. The wine comes from a property adjacent to Bryant and Della Valle. Good neighbors make good wine!


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 11/08/2014

A beautifully constructed and totally satisfying Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Do not hesitate to add this bottle to your cart! The nose is full of black raspberry and maraschino cherry. Don’t let the fruity nose or medium-light body fool you. This is packed with red and black currant, red and black raspberry, tobacco, cedar, spice box and saddle leather. The young tannins work beautifully with the flavors and the structure of the wine. Consistent throughout. This slingshot has hit the mark!


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 11/08/2014

A serious wine for a reasonable price; worthy of cellaring; big and rich and loaded with rich cherry and plum flavors.



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Slingshot Winery Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Napa from three different esteemed vineyards. Primarily from the Julianna Vineyard in Pope Valley, this expressive Cab delivers the rich, upfront fruit of the northern Napa vineyard with the darker tones of the two more southerly mountain vineyards. Aged for 22 months in French barrels, 30% new.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.5%

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