90 points Wine Enthusiast : This is the winery’s basic Cabernet Sauvignon, but it shows the depth and complexity of their more expensive bottlings. This really exemplifies Napa’s rich, smooth tannins and dramatically ripe black currant, anise and dark chocolate flavors. The vineyards that contributed to the blend are some of the valley’s best. It’s a blend of all five classic Bordeaux varieties, with 1% Syrah.
This elegantly crafted, balanced wine is marked by fine, pure, ripe blackberry and cassis flavors and aromas with notes of spice, cedar and discreet vanilla set in a silky texture supported by refined tannins.
Composed of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and small dollops of Syrah, Petit Verdot and Malbec, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is a completely different animal than the Cabernet Franc. It exhibits lots of juicy black fruits intermixed with graphite, licorice and floral notes. The color is a healthy dark ruby/purple, and the wine is medium to full-bodied and nicely concentrated with moderate but soft tannins in the finish. This wine should drink well for 15-20 years. (RP)
Michael Trujillo, our Director of Winemaking and President, has been with Sequoia Grove since its beginnings joining the team in1982. We are fortunate as well to have Winemaker Molly Hill overseeing daily operations and quality control. Together Michael and Molly share the same passion for excellence, and have forged great relationships to acquire the best Napa Valley fruit available. Our Bordeaux-style wines show varietal expression, structure and balance with a true sense of place; a fresh approach yielding modern-day liquid treasures.
Who would have guessed Napa Valley, a small pioneer community established during the gold rush days would flourish into one of the most prestigious wine growing regions in the world today? Surrounded by its purple hued mountains, Sequoia Grove Winery sits on 22 acres right in the heart of the valley floor in an important region referred to as the Rutherford Bench. Here the alluvial soil, rich in minerals, combined with the fog from the bay, mingling with the warm inland temperatures create the ideal location to produce our award winning Cabernet Sauvignon.
Our Tasting Room is housed in a 150-year-old barn, nestled among the majestic Sequoia trees. Recently renovated, yet keeping its original character, you’ll find a knowledgeable and inviting staff eager to make your experience memorable. Here you will discover wines produced expressly for the winery, not available in the market, as well as the Sequoia Grove wines you’ve enjoyed from your wine shop or favorite restaurant. Our tasting room has a wonderful collection of wine-related items for sale, as well as unusual lifestyle pieces that reflect the Napa Valley experience. On a sunny day enjoy a glass of wine in our beautiful gardens, or on a rare rainy afternoon, sip your favorite wine in our Reserve Room.