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2019 Vice Versa Cabernet Sauvignon Mysterons

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2026 - 2040 (Edit)
CT96.2 25 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 24

  • AGELVIS Likes this wine: 95 points

    April 9, 2023 - 90 minute decant. Deep dark, slightly hazy purplish magenta color. Dark raspberry, black plum, orange blossom, and subtle vanilla scone. Smooth, dry, juicy palate. Firm, full tannins on the longish finish.

    My score is speculative and conservative. This is not yet in its drinking window. Try to give it one more year. 85% of the fruit is from Thorevilos Vineyard (Howell Mtn), 10% is from VV’s own Calistoga spot, and 5% is from To Kalon.

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  • csimm1161 wrote: 96 points

    April 7, 2023 - A few days in Napa with fellow CT'r Cristal2000: The 2019 Mysterons (Ecotone) was served side-by-side with the 2018 Abreu Thorevilos. The vintages and stylistic differences between producers/winemakers was evident, with more throw-your-hands-in-the-air throwback in the Abreu and more modern flair and fantasticness in the Mysterons. This too was grippy at first, but it didn’t take long before the yummy black fruit was Miami Heat pumping in all different directions. Vanilla and chocolate pulse through the black fruit, finishing with power and saturation. Richer and more flamboyant than the Abreu, the Mysterons is a hedonistic Dracula kind of juice befitting a Halloween party with flying gargoyles and dancing satyrs. Hold bottles until October 31st, 2027.

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  • bsumoba Likes this wine: 96 points

    March 5, 2023 - Napa and a lone Kiwi (Casa de Sumoba): I've had this wine a number of times now and today was interesting. Lots of reduced fruit notes on the nose. Maybe even a bit of maple syrup or some syrupy component to the nose. I visited the Hershey's chocolate factory plant in PA and the smell and taste of freshly made chocolate is much different than when you buy it in the store. Well, if you took that fresh milk chocolate and laced it with some dark berries, that is what I was getting today. Still a bit tannic and maybe lacked a bit of that acidity that I was looking for. Again, the theme here is nitpicking these great wines. Still, a very good wine.

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  • WineBurrowingWombat Likes this wine: 96 points

    March 4, 2023 - Don't tease me like that unless you mean it (Chateau de Brion): Dark fruits on the nose with matching earth and some graphite. The palate had black fruits, a nicely bitter graphite note and minerals to linger on the finish. This showed well this evening but there's something that bothered me. There's a bit of fighting for identity here on the palate (no, I'm not talking about pronouns, miss me with that) and it seems to show. Maybe starting to go through a phase or something, still good nonetheless!

    1 person found this helpful Comments (1)
  • Cristal2000 Likes this wine: 98 points

    April 29, 2022 - Holy sh*t, this wine is killing right now with a few hours of air. First vintage of this wine, and blends are always question marks in my book, but damn if Maayan, Patrice and co didn't pull off a stunner.

    Gorgeous aromatics, displaying a beautiful interplay of violets, cassis fruit, cedar and forest floor. Drank PnP to start, and the tannins were clamping hard, but after letting it sit for a while the expansion was epic. Concentrated dark fruit dominates on the front end, but without over the top extraction or opulence, just damn pure fantastic fruit. Immediately transitions to grainy minerality, with tons of earthy notions that are deeply layered and insanely expansive. You know how the best wines start small and focused and then keep moving the flavor outward until it fills the entire palate? Well that is this wine. Fills in dramatically over time with enduring persistence and awe inducing energy. I am sure it will continue to get better for some time, but I would drink one if you have a few. Just a great wine.

    6 people found this helpful Comments (14)
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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Napa Valley's 2019s: Part 2, 3/10/2022 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2019
  • Type Red
  • Producer Vice Versa
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Mysterons
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 23 (4%)
  • In Cellars 582 (90%)
  • Consumed 43 (7%)

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as a standalone, Bloody meat

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