Top 10 100-point Napa Cabernets

11th May, 2012 by Rupert Millar

Cult wines and Cabernet Sauvignon, the two go hand in hand and may even be practically synonymous to most people.

Harlan Estate label

But while there are technical and theoretical arguments that Lafite, Penfolds or Ornellaia are cult* (Saint-Emilion’s micro-châteaux don’t count in this instance because they’re predominantly Merlot), it is in California’s Napa Valley that the original cult Cabernet wines belong.

Nearly all of the wines on this list require you to sign up to a mailing list for years before you even get a sniff of the wine.

These are wines produced in miniscule quantities. Lafite is mainstream, Penfolds accessible. Wines like Screaming Eagle and Schrader produce wines in hundreds of cases not thousands.

Critic Robert Parker invariably scores these wines in the….

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