Highlights: "A positive surprise during my Napa Valley tastings was the performance of the Salvestrin offerings."
Robert Parker eRobertParker.com Highlights:2010 Salvestrin 3D Cabernet Sauvignon
"97 Points The more expensive 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon 3D (which stands for 3 blocks, 3 lots, 3 barrels, 3 daughters) is even better than the basic cuvee, but of course, there is virtually none of it. It possesses a black/purple color as well as a gorgeous perfume of black currants, blackberries, camphor, insense and hints of background wood and forest floor. Full bodied, rich, pure and multidimensional, it is a killer Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 25-30 years. Kudos to the Salvestrin family.
Salvestrin can boast multiple generations farming its vineyards since 1932, so this is by no means a newcomer to the Napa Valley wine scene. These wines never see to get old, and this will be one our grandchildren can enjoy circa 2050.
Robert Parker eRobertParker.com Highlights: 2010 Salvestrin Cabernet Sauvignon
"95 Points The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon offers a knock-out nose of black currants, camphor and a hint of spring flowers. I was blown away by the wines's richness,purity, depth and dimension. There are just under 1,000 cases of this stunning Cabernet, which should drink well for 20+ years. It is a big time sleeper of the vintage." Robert ParkereRobertParker.com
Highlights: 2007 Salvestrin Retaggio "90 Points. The 2007 Retaggio, a Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc blend, is a sleeper of the vintage as well as a very good bargain. Its dark ruby/plum/garnet color is followed by aromas and flavors of strawberries, black cherries, spicy unsmoked cigar tobacco, earth, and cedar. This is a sexy, open-knit, lush, medium to full-bodied wine with an endearing texture, and a heady, lush finish. Enjoy it over the next 6-8 years."
Robert Parker eRobertParker.com Highlights: 2007 Salvestrin Estate Petite Sirah
"93 Points. A blockbuster, the black/purple-hued 2007 Estate Petite Sirah displays aromas of camphor, violets, pepper, incense, blueberries, blackberries, burning embers, and smoke. Massively concentrated with terrific purity, high alcohol (over 15%) and a long finish, this wine will benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age, and last for 20-25 years."
Robert Parker eRobertParker.com Highlights: 2007 Salvestrin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
"91+ Points. The 2007 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, while closed, reveals a more saturated opaque purple color as well as a big, sweet bouquet of black cherries, black currants, white chocolate, graphite, new saddle leather, and a touch of background oak. This deep, rich, powerful 2007 should hit its prime in 2-4 years, and last for 15-20."
Wine Enthusiast Wine Enthusiast Highlights: 2006 Salvestrin Estate '3D' Cabernet Sauvignon
"94 Points. As ripely fruity and oaky as any cab out there, offering a flood of blackberries, currants, cherries, raspberries, mocha and sweet, smoky new oak. Yet lifted up by the tannin-inspired structure and a welcome, herbaceous note of olives. Marries the best of the old and new styles, a terrific Cabernet that will develop for 6-8 years."
Wine Guys TV Wineguys TV Highlights: 2007 Salvestrin Retaggio
"Episode 223: Retaggio is a blend made up from Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Retaggio is a word named after Legacy..."anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor".
Wine Guys TV Wineguys TV Highlights: 2006 Salvestrin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon "One of those Cabs that has a ton of complexity and structure. It is a bottle to love and cellar for sure..."
St. Helena Star "Napa Valley Holiday Wines" Highlights: 2008 Salvestrin Estate Sauvignon Blanc "All perfume and white flowers with hints of citrus and good acidity."
Wine Guys TV Wineguys TV Highlights: 2008 Salvestrin Estate Sauvignon Blanc "Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley ... we say, Get Some!!! This is really good S.B. and we know you would agree. Very complex and it is showing nice layers."
PB Pulse "Tasting at Sabor Havana Connoisseur Club" Highlights: 2005 Salvestrin Cabernet Sauvignon "Ah, my favorite of the evening. Of course, it took me a good five minutes to get around to tasting it because I was so enamored with the aroma. The smell was amazing! This is a great wine that will ask a lot of the drinker but will give a lot back. I suspect it will age very well – there’s a lot of potential in the wine and will probably be even better after being decanted. It retails for $60."