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Neal Family Cab is a Liquid Art classic for many reasons. It is a top quality Napa Cab with an impeccable pedigree produced by one of the valley's great winegrowing families but, because the family is not predisposed to pandering to journalists, it tends to be un-reviewed, and therefore has no place in the pantheon of point scores. What we have here then is a wine lover's dream come true: an almost totally under-the-radar wine full of character and class that massively over-delivers for the...
This powerful 100% Cabernet expresses its mountain heritage with massive structure that includes ripe black fruit, very deep color and firm structure, accented by the valley floor characteristics of berry fruit and good acidity. What an elongated finish that lingers on the tongue! The long curve of aromas starts with blackberry, cassis, and cherry, and continues with vanilla oak and black licorice.
Grapes sourced from the St. Helena (26%), Howell Mountain (52%) and Rutherford (22%) vineyards.
Barrel aged 20 months in 50% new French oak.