Trinchero Estate Mario's Napa Cabernet 2015 Rated 96SJ
$119.99 $99.99 price per bottle
The Somm Journal Review
This Cabernet Sauvignon is named for the winery's founder, Mario Trinchero, a Napa Valley pioneer. The valley-floor site it's sourced from surrounds the estate in St. Helena. Though voluptuous, it also possesses elegance and grace, with velvety tannins and a freshness of fruit. Scents range from black cherry to lavender, mocha, and toasted oak. A blanket of dark chocolate envelops the palate, cut by a swath of blackberry preserves.
There are so many layers of complexity in this wine. Boasting a deep ruby, purple tinged hue, it begins with opulent aromas and flavors of candied black currant and blueberry that lead into a fleshy mid-palate thanks to its valley floor origins. This wine has an elegant structure and sumptuous texture - eminently approachable upon release. The tannins are light and pure, and the mouthfeel is incredibly round and supple.