JS 91 AG 91 Pts - According to James Suckling - "A tangy, fresh red with green tobacco, light chocolate and cherries. Full to medium body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. 83% cabernet sauvignon, 9% petit verdot and 8% cabernet franc. Drink now."
According to Antonio Galloni - "The 2011 Napanook is deep, rich and intense for the year. Plums, mocha, spices, licorice all flesh out in an inviting wine to drink now and over the next few years. The 2011 has no hard edges or greenness, but the medium-bodied structure suggests it is best enjoyed sooner rather than later. The blend is 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 8% Cabernet Franc."
According to Robert Parker - "The 2011 Napanook, from a challenging vintage, is a blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 8% Cabernet Franc. It reveals lots of weedy underbrush and herbal characteristics along with pomegranate, sweet cherry and sassafras notes. It also possesses an attractive earthy/autumnal vegetative character, but finishes narrowly with light tannin. Consume it during its first 8-10 years of life."
According to International Wine Cellar - "Moderately saturated red-ruby. Rather cool, resiny aromas of coffee, mint, clove oil and herbs. Smooth and fine-grained, but with limited sweetness and a distinct greenness to the redcurrant, wintergreen, menthol, cassis leaf and resiny herb flavors. As it opened in the glass, I picked up notes of peach pit and black olive. This rather soft, slightly dry wine will drink early."