2009 Ad Vivum Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2013 - 2025 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • Yack Man wrote: (90 points)

    April 21, 2017 - Upon pouring, this wine opens with an exciting, extremely deep, brooding and intense purple- ruby color and with a lightly jammy, muted nose. On the palate, it went completely downhill. With a color that is intriguing and intense, this Cabernet fell effectively flat on the palate. This wine is a little too cute and elegant for me. On the palate this Cab was tight, tart, dark cherry, currents and tart blue and black berry that appear perfect in color, yet underdeveloped, just not ripe enough. With about eight years in the bottle, I just don't know what the future holds for this Napa California Cabernet. RP gives this wine 92 Points calling it: 'a deep ruby color and purple tinge. Layered aromas include generous cassis, super-ripe raspberry and despite the initial radiance and sweetness of the fruit, there is plenty of underling structure and sheer power here.' l don't see it and for the price point, which runs up to about $140. I paid $80 for my bottle, but I would not buy it again in view of the numerous choices available in the Napa Valley in the $80-$100 price range. 89.5 Points

  • Barbaro wrote: (87 points)

    February 25, 2014 - Very juicy and over ripe. Syrupy and over extracted.

  • bigskymind Likes this wine: (92 points)

    January 23, 2013 - Beautiful nose....deep, complex black fruit and some leather....soft and plush on the palate....

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Napa Valley (Dec 2011) (link)

    (Ad Vivum Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    2/21/2013 (link) 92 points

    (Ad Vivum Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon) Saturated very dark ruby color; ripe currant, cherry, red berry nose; tight, polished, tart cherry, ripe red currant palate; needs 2 years; medium-plus finish 92+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Ad Vivum Cellars
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (1%)
  • In Cellars 111 (81%)
  • Consumed 25 (18%)

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