Davies Vineyards
2009 J. Davies Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate, Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley
Reviews, Sell Sheets & Shelf Talkers


The Wine Advocate
90 points

"Although restrained, the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Malbec, exhibits wonderful flowery notes along with an elegant, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, sweet red and black currant and loamy, dusty, earthy notes intermixed with a hint of roasted herbs, and a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel."

Robert Parker, October 2013

Wine Enthusiast
92 points

“Give this dramatic young wine a little time in the decanter or the glass to get into stride. Right out of the bottle, it’s tough as nails, but a bit of breathing softens it, bringing out a vast core of sweet black currants. Lots of new oak adds to the sweetness in the form of buttered toast.”

Steve Heimoff, December 2012

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
90 points

“On the one hand very tannic and on the other a wine of considerable ripeness and very good Cabernet focus, this fleshy, fully extracted effort is one that demands a lengthy wait. It has the fruity depth and substance to comfortably age for a decade or more, and its wash of last-minute astringency suggests that it may well take that long before wholly rounding into shape.”

Charles Olken, December 2012

“This wine continues to improve. Supple, graceful and delicate, exhibiting a core of loamy earth, currant, herb and floral scents that retain their elegance on the finish.”

James Laube, November 15, 2012

The Tasting Panel
92 points

“Silky and focused with tangy plum, raspberry and cherry; supple, elegant and bright with lovely structure and notes of sweet oak; long and charming with aging potential.”

Anthony Dias Blue, November 2012

“The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon J. Davies emerges from the glass with freshly cut flowers, mint, plums and graphite. It is a sensual, delicate wine with plenty of depth, but in a less obvious style than so many other wines. It shows gorgeous finesse all the way through to the finish. This is an impressive showing.”

Antonio Galloni, December 2011