94 Points - rare
Rare 'Riserva' Cabernet Sauvignon now available. Limited.
A great newcomer to the Napa Cabernet scene! Silver Oak has a vineyard next door and their neighbor to the west sells their fruit to Caymus: Grassi comes from prime Cab country. Mary Maher, vineyard manager for Harlan, and winemaker Robbie Meyer were instrumental in developing the vineyard and crafting a fantastic small-production Cabernet.
94 Points Robert Parker: "One-hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Riserva is deep garnet-purple colored with a gorgeous nose of perfumed black fruit—roses, violets and dark chocolate over cassis, black cherries and crushed blackberries—with hints of cedar box, lavender, wood smoke, pencil lead and tapenade. The palate is full-bodied, rich and densely packed with smoky black fruits and a firm frame of grainy tannins with great freshness, finishing long and layered."
94 Points Antonio Galloni: "The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Riserva presents a fresher and more red-toned fruit profile than the straight Cabernet. Bright floral notes, red cherry, raspberry, mint and cinnamon are all beautifully delineated in this very pretty, gracious wine. The tannins need a bit of time to soften. This is a gorgeous wine from Grassi."
Robert Parker: "Grassi is one of my favorite under the radar producers in Napa Valley. The estate excels with both Ribolla Gialla – a white grape native to Italy’s Friuli – and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best of all, the wines remain very fairly priced considering the quality of what is in the glass.”
Wine Spectator: "A Newcomer To Watch"