Red

2016 Purlieu Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2020 - 2035 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 31

  • Yack Man Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 29, 2021 - In my last post I mentioned that I was considering adding more of this wine to the cellar and I'm glad I did and at an excellent price to boot. What should have been a 'no brainer' selection actually took me some time (drinking a couple of bottles) to convince me to take the plunge. I'm in now. Beautiful color, dark purple with dark berry fruits leather, tobacco and smooth tannins. This was pop and pour but the wine did show nice improvement this time around. There was some still slight tartness and acidity that I noticed with this wine that caused me to hesitate on this vintage in the first place. But at this point in it's development, it has improved and even more so on day 2. The wines profile shows good extraction and nice flavors to this point. I believe I was right about this wine, it has all the stuffing and I expect it will level out more so, but it is at a good drink right now with decanting. 93+/ 94 Points.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • gquigs Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 31, 2021 - Dark fruit and some minerality on the nose. Silky smooth black cherry with mellow tannins. Balanced nicely by good acidity. Delicious

  • iamandyc Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 25, 2021 - Not bad right out of the bottle but completely opened up with about 3 hours of air. At first it is all black and blue fruit mostly framed by earthy, flinty and slightly spicy notes. With air some red cherry and raspberry notes along with some minerality pop through on the finish. Develops some of the 2016 vintage mouthfeel (viscous with some nice chalkiness). Just stops short on many aspects of hitting WOW wine. Very nice and good QPR at auction pricing tho.

  • Mr T wrote:

    July 17, 2021 - Excellent deep ripe cab with TRB style
    Excellent

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Yack Man Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 14, 2021 - I have friends that really like this label and I'm considering adding more to the cellar, so it's time to give this one another shot. My last bottle was back in September of 2020. The verdict? Pretty much in line with the last note. Fabulous dark purple crimson color, dark berry fruits, leather, tannins, and better as a pop and pour this experience. The the flavors have improves slightly, but wine still shows inhibited and restrained. The wine profile was more moderate, and the extraction is good. This wine has the stuffing but the differences is only slight at this point. A good wine 92+/93 Points.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Napa Valley’s Extraordinary 2016 Cabernets (Dec 2018), 12/1/2018 (link)

    (Purlieu Cabernet Sauvignon (napa Valley) Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Brilliance in Napa Valley: 2016 & 2015 Cabernets (Jan 2018), 1/18/2018 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Purlieu
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 000002946887

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 21 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,264 (78%)
  • Consumed 344 (21%)

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