2015 Scarlett Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Rutherford
Drink between 2019 - 2030 (Edit)
CT96 32 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 30

  • dclaggett Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 8, 2020 - Still exhibits more sweetness on finish that I’m very conflicted about, but the wine itself goes on and on in mouth for minutes. Juicy, dusty, red and black berry fruit, some licorice, clove and confection that keeps it unique to other Cali cabs. This has revved up since last bottle - I gave it 4 hr slow ox and consumed over 2 days. Very good wine.

  • Yack Man Likes this wine: 96 points

    January 27, 2020 - Much like the last bottle and perhaps its backed off just a tad (see previous notes), non the less an excellent bottle of wine.

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  • csimm1161 wrote: flawed

    January 26, 2020 - Eeeeeeesh... What happened to my precious prefect Scarlett?!?!?!

    Super saaa-weeeeeeeeeeeet blackberry pie muddled in a pile of chocolate Caymus-meets-See's brown sugar buttercream and pureed with a fistful of purple Gobstoppers and the suntan oil of a sweaty southern Iberian pool-boy with a thyroid issue. Plush the way that mud in the Everglades is plush. Like nothing I've ever had from the Scarlett Reserve lineup before. I'm gonna go out on an easy limb here and call this flawed..... as in, A LOT flawed......

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  • ledocq Likes this wine:

    January 1, 2020 - Hubbah hubbah. Has all the good qualities of the regular cuvée plus this jagged kind of spine that suggests its finer qualities will come out in 10 or 20 years. It's amazing now, went very well with ribeyes, but it's going to be ridiculous later. High acids after it was open 3 hours, but it could stand up to the marinade accordingly.

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  • GQG Likes this wine: 97 points

    December 6, 2019 - Checked in on this old friend and can confirm that, for me, its personality and charm are undiminished. It always seems to take this wine a half hour or more in the glass to really get going, but it's still getting down and finishing long!

    It's a singular wine in many ways, especially the smooth, round, dark, expanding mid-palate that delivers some really unique and layered flavors.

    2 people found this helpful Comments (3)
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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Brilliance in Napa Valley: 2016 & 2015 Cabernets (Jan 2018), 1/18/2018 (link)

    (Scarlett Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    California, Napa Valley: Napa’s Exuberant, Powerful 2015s, 12/29/2017 (link)

    (Scarlett Wines / McGah Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Scarlett Wines
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Reserve
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Rutherford
  • UPC Code 833533050002

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 221 (67%)
  • Consumed 109 (33%)

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