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Whitehall Lane Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Whitehall Lane Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Whitehall Lane Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Accolades


2011 - 90+ Points, Decantor Magazine / Highly Recommended
Intriguing nose of rhubarb and tobacco that is a touch restrained. Rich, plump and concentrated palate of dense black fruits and considerable power and spice. A velvety texture with a solid backbone and a bold finish. (2/14)

2011 - 89 Points, Wine Spectator
Ripe and juicy for the vintage, with approachable blackberry, currant, black cherry and road tar notes. Firms midpalate, where the tannins have a drying grip, ending with cedar and tobacco leaf details. Best from 2015 through 2024. 8,950 cases made. –JL (11/15/14)



2010 - 91 Points, Decantor Magazine / Highly Recommended
Blackcurrant and olive nose, with depth, finesse and well-judged oak. Voluptuous and forward palate with lots of richness and supple fruit. Poised, with grainy, firm tannins and a medium length. (2/14)

2010 - 90 Points, Wine Advocate
Readers looking for a reasonably good value in Napa Cabernet Sauvignon should check out Whitehall Lane’s 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa. At $40, this wine delivers the goods. A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 2% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as a sweet bouquet of cassis, white chocolate and spice, round, gentle, opulent flavors, a velvety texture and an irresistible personality. Full and rich, it should easily age for a decade. WA # , #209 (Oct 2013) Drink 2013 - 2023 Robert Parker

2010 - 4 Stars -  Restaurant Wine
“The Napa Valley bottling is an especially good value. It is a supple, intensely fruity, well balanced wine with intense cassis, black berry, cherry and toast aromas/flavors, and a smooth, long finish. Restaurant Wine, 2014

2010 - 84 Points, Wine Spectator
Intense and rich, if somewhat murky, with dominant touches of dried oak, cedar and camphor keeping the fruit flavors in the background. Drink now through 2018. 12,092 cases made. –JL

2010 - 87 Points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Good, classic blackberry, currant, oak and mineral flavors in this dry, full-bodied wine. It’s also pretty tannic, with an astringent mouthfeel. Doesn’t have the stuffing to warrant aging, so give it an hour or two in the decanter and drink up.  — S.H.  (12/1/2013)



2009 - 88 Points, Wine Spectator
"Firm, with a mix of dried herb, crushed rock, ripe currant and black cherry, veering to dryness on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 8,950 cases made." –JL (11/12)

2009 - 92 Points, Wine Enthusiast - Editor's Choice
“What a beautiful wine this is for drinking now and over the next few years.  It’s lush and approachable, but it also has plenty of complexity, offering waves of blackberry, cherry, red currant, mocha and delicately toasted oak.  Easy to find, with 8,950 cases produced.  Editors’ Choice.” –SH (12/12)



2008 - 87 Points, Wine Spectator
“Nice early-drinking allure, with ripe plum, mineral, sage and cedar touches that are firm and pleasing if simple. Drink now through 2016. 9,858 cases made.” –JL (2011)

2008 - 87 Points, Wine Enthusiast
“Drink this ripely sweet Cabernet now. It’s very rich in blackberry, red currant, cocoa and caramelized oak flavors, wrapped into firm, fine tannins. Will do just fine with a nice steak.”  — S.H.  (11/1/2011)



2007- 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
This lush, attractive Cabernet impresses for its explosion of blackberry, cherry, cassis and dark chocolate flavors that are so rich and fine. It’s almost sweet, but stands back at the last second, making the finish dry and spicy. A beautiful wine for drinking now and over the next 4–6 years.  — S.H. (11/1/2010)

2007- 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast. "This lush, attractive Cabernet impresses for its explosion of blackberry, cherry, cassis and dark chocolate flavros that are so rich and fine. It's almost sweet, but stands back at the last second, making the finish dry and spicy."



2006- Reviews from SF Chronicle Wine Competition and Decanter Magazine. Download ratings.



2005- Reviews from Wine Enthusiast, Wine News, and Quarterly Review of Wines. Download ratings.



2004- 91 Points. "...this is a sumptuous, lush young wine that offers all the fancy fruit and oak you expect from an upscale Napa Cab." Download ratings.



2003- Decantor
Sweet but elegant blackcurrant nose, gorgeous fruit. Medium bodied but stylish, concentrated but fine acidity. Good length. Drink 2009-12.

2003 - Wine Spectator's Great California Cabernets and Three Stars from Decanter Magazine's California Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Report. Download ratings.



2002 -  4 Stars - Decantor
"Poised, lovely, charming fruit; supple, long...Enjoy 3-7 years"

2002 - Four Stars. "Poised, lovely, charming fruit; supple. Enjoy 3-7 years."  Download ratings.



2001 - Exceptional vintage! Reviews include Wine Enthusiast, Quarterly Review of Wines, and Wine Spectator.  Download ratings.



2000 - 88 Points, Wine Spectator. "VERY GOOD. 88 Points. Supple, harmonious and graceful, with mocha and dill-scented oak wrapped around rich currant, olive and leathery notes. Well balanced and complex. Best from 2004 to 2010."  Download ratings.