Tag Archives: Cabernet Sauvignon

Mazzocco Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010, Sonoma County, California

12 Jan

05Beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon from a notable Sonoma County producer.  Bold and enticing aromas of cherry liqueur, roasted almond and cedar lead to a plush mid-palate of raspberry, dark chocolate, black tea and anise. Nicely rounded with no rough edges, this is great Cab to warm your mid-winter evenings. $22

If You See Kay Cabernet Blend, 2011, Lazio, Italy

11 Jan

DSC03170You’ve heard of Super Tuscans? This is a Super Roman red blend, predominantly hyper-ripe Cab leavened with Petit Verdot and Primitivo. Creamy and rich, with baskets of juicy plum and blackberry. And there’s the quirky label, which should sell the wine for every label-art-o-phile out there. $22

Revenant Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010, Napa Valley, California

11 Jan

DSC03171Exceptional limited-production Napa Cab for those who like ’em bold without breaking the bank. Aromas of dark fruit with oak-influenced hints of mocha and spice. Rich berry flavors are complemented by pepper and cassis, followed by waves of elegant tannins. Round, full-fleshed left-bank-inspired Cab blend, with 15% Merlot and small proportions of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. 136 cases made. $38

Bela Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011, Colchagua Valley, Chile

11 Jan

DSC03172Late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon truly flourishes in Chile’s Colchagua Valley, where the warm, dry climate allows it to ripen thoroughly and develop rich red fruit, berry, black currant, and fig aromas and flavors. This little beauty also shows complex notes of pencil lead and black tea. $22

Capbern Gasqueton Saint-Estèphe, 2010, Bordeaux, France

11 Jan

DSC03173Great-value left-bank Bordeaux from the northernmost Médoc commune and the family who own 3rd-growth Calon-Ségur. “Heavily dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a big, bold, black wine, full of immense, smoky tannins. It has a rich structure, followed by deliciously juicy acidity. The dry tannins of Saint-Estèphe are well cushioned by the rich fruit.” –93 pts, Wine Enthusiast (March 2013). $32

Leeuwin Estates “Prelude” Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, 2007, Margaret River, South West Australia

16 Oct

102Beautiful Left-Bank Bordeaux-style blend, and it’s got some great bottle age on it. The complex bouquet of blackcurrants and dark cherries is underscored by dried lavender and fresh tobacco. Lively and youthful, the palate has integrated layers of black forest fruits, cacao and silky, fine tannins. Balanced fruit and acid structure finishing with mineral and graphite notes. Delightful with braised short ribs. $24

De Martino Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011, Maipo Valley, Chile

16 Oct

096ORGANIC. This Cabernet Sauvignon is fruity and elegant, with intense notes of red fruit, cassis, blackberries and spice. The oak delivers sweet toasty notes that amplify the fruit and body. Full and fresh, with a concentrated mouthfeel. Try a bottle with lamb burgers topped with Stilton. $15

Luminis Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012, Mendoza, Argentina

16 Oct

091Single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Luján de Cuyo, one of the warmer regions of Mendoza. Five percent of the wine saw 8 months in older American oak barrels, so there’s a slight oaky warmth accentuating the dark red fruit on the nose and palate. Think grilled steak with chimichurri—this is Argentine Cabernet, after all. $15

Forgeron Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009, Columbia Valley, Washington

13 Aug

DSCN1790-001Forgeron makes a stunner of a Cab in a region, Washington’s Columbia Valley, known for great Cab. At our last Case Lot Sale in March, the 2009 Forgeron took the prize at our blind tasting over heavy hitters from California, Italy and Australia. Pick up a bottle and find out why! It’s got deep fruit and fine tannic presence, with undertones of spice and earth that really round out the palate. Bold, full-bodied, and with a long, lasting finish, it’s a natural pair for grilled flank steaks with a spicy hoisin marinade. $36