Provenance winery produces this finely tuned super value Napa Valley Cab. Winemaker Trevor Durling sources grapes from throughout the valley accessing fruit from both Provenance's and Sterling's vineyards. Almost half is grown right in Rutherford. It's about 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Merlot. The wine is aged 15 months in 30% new oak. In 2012 and 2013 Napa Valley has been blessed with back to back outstanding vintages. This is one of the first 2013's we've seen and it's exceptional. Rich, deep flavors good intensity and balanced structure. The black currant, cherry, coocoa flavors fan out on the palate and the fine grained tannins offer a rich mouthfeel, suggesting good longevity for this Cab as it lingers on the finish. But the best thing about it is the price.
This is a dictionary definition of a fabulous Cabernet Sauvignon. Buy a bottle and you won't be disappointed, you'll probably comeback and buy a case. My favorite cabs are Duckhorn, Upercut, and Decoy. For an economic friendly bottle J Lohr is not a bad choice.
This is a serious value Napa Cab from start to finish. Classic black cherry, blackcurrant, cola and vanilla on the nose bringing balance and a bit of elegance on the palate. The tannins stay with you through the slightly bitter finish which is rather lengthy as well. Great value at this price.
I ordered this wine as part of a mixed case and had high hopes for it, esp being a Napa wine. I do not like to give negative reviews, but this wine does not live up to its Napa source. Taste it next to a $4.97 bottle of Yellow Tail Cab, and the YT will win out, as we did. Maybe a diff vintage would be better? We drink a lot of red wine, so we can appreciate the differences in 100's of wines. This wine was very basic, no real dimension, and a little harsh, and very little fruit. I bought this because it was on sale and figured it was a good buy. Sorry, but I just needed to be honest.