Cain Vineyards


Cain Five Red Blend 2013
96  Decanter 
Decanter 96 "A fragrant, but savory bouquet of perfumed blackberry, rich earth, fennel seed and cigar tobacco leads to a wine with cut, vibrancy and concentration, structured around firm but refined 2013 tannins. Christopher Howell deserves more recognition for the amazing consistency, longevity

Cain Vineyard 'Cain Five' Red Blend 2012
97  James Suckling 
James Suckling 97  "Love the aromas of blackberries, black olives, stones and tree bark. Forest floor too. Full body with powerful, polished tannins and a long, long finish. Very fine. Latour style of Bordeaux. Muscular."  " Grape varieties : 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc,

Cain Cuvee NV13 NV
NV13 is our biggest, most dramatic Cain Cuvée to date. For this wine, we look for early drinkability—and you will find it. You will also find nearly enough richness and substance to overwhelm the inherent complexity of this beautiful wine, but the balance succeeds. In the world of serious red wine,

Cain Cellars Napa Valley Cuvee Red Blend NV10
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92"This has a cool, mineral character to it with blueberries and dark chocolate. Full body with fine tannins and savory undertones. A blend of merlot and cabernet sauvignon, with hints of cabernet franc and petit verdot." ~ JS

Cain Vineyards 'Cain Five' Red Blend 2010
" Cabernet Sauvignon 58%, Merlot 17%, Cabernet Franc 15%, Petit Verdot 5%, Malbec 5%. The 2010 Cain Five is dense and concentrated without being heavy. It is probably the most tightly wound Cain Five since the 1994. The key point is that even though it will easily last another twenty years, you can

Cain Vineyards 'Cain Five' 2009
" The 2009 Cain Five is an exotic, one-of-a-kind wine. It’s all about where the fruit grows. Even on Spring Mountain, the Cain Vineyard is unique. Cradled in a bowl on the crest of the Mayacamas Range, vines are planted on exposures toward all points of the com- pass, at elevations ranging from 2100

Cain Vineyards 'The Concept' The Benchland 2009
"This wine is vinified and aged exactly like the Cain Five, but the core of our Cain Concept—The Benchland is Cabernet Sauvignon grown on the classical 'benchlands' that have defined the greatness of the Napa Valley for more than 100 years. Naturally, in the 'Cain Way,' we blend in the sister

Cain Vineyards 'The Concept' The Benchland 2008
"Cabernet Sauvignon 48%, Merlot 25%, Cabernet Franc 18%, Petit Verdot 9%. At just under 50%, the 2008 Cain Concept has the lowest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon that we have had to date. But the Cabernet was tight and concentrated, so we were able to build on this core with the other varieties.

Cain Vineyards 'Cain Five' 2008
"One of the Napa pioneers in making a “Bordeaux” that, in terms of sophistication, has been right up there with those of France for many vintages. A floral-herbal perfumed nose and a juicy, mouth-wateringly vibrant palate help make the 2008 one of best Cain Fives in memory. Ready to give pleasure

Cain Vineyards 'Cain Five' 2007
"Most wine lovers will consider 2007 the best vintage of the decade; certainly it surpasses 1997 and it is one you must own. The Cain Five is a true reflection of the 2007 vintage - balanced ripeness, richness, and concentration. This is because almost everything was perfect: the vines yielded

Cain Vineyards 'Cain Concept' The Benchland 2006
 "The 2006 Cain Concept opens up excruciatingly slowlybut surely. In a couple of hours after opening, there are hints of black cherry liqueur (believe me, it takes that long), then comes a delicate note of cedar. Even though this wine wants another ten years, you can drink it today. A smooth, sweet

Cain Vineyards Five 2003
 "The 2003 is a classic Cain Five, reminiscent of 1992, 1993, 1995, and 1996. Ripe and balanced, with floral notes, the wine is a bit tighter and slightly less evolved than the 2002?which suggests that our 2003 Cain Five will age extremely well. It will drink well now and in the next few years, and

Cain Vineyards Five 2005
 "The 2005 Cain Five shows the emphasis we place on mouth feel: the texture of the tannins is extremely fine, yet distinctly present. The aromas are of fresh red cherries and exotic spices. The wine evolves very well in the open glass, which bodes well for the future. Today, you should decant the

Cain Vineyards Concept 2006
 "2006 was an almost perfect year, with no undue stress: it was neither too hot nor too cool. You will be struck by the generosity and richness of the wine. Cutting through the chocolate and cocoa powder, you will find notes of coffee, tea and raspberry eau-de-vie. The Concept has a solid

Cain Vineyards Concept 2004
 "This wine is an accurate reflection of the vintage, the vineyards, and the Cain style. It is ripe, plummy, rich and dusty, reflecting a long, warm summer in the Oakville and Rutherford districts of the Napa Valley. It also exhibits the restraint, finesse, and exceptional mouthfeel characteristic