About Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine

About Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Top Picks for Cabernet Sauvignon

Clos du Val 2015 Hirondelle Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
96 points
$120
Nearly opaque black garnet color. Complex aromas and flavors of black olive, rosemary focaccia, coconut creme, and milk chocolate with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish full body and a peppery, subtle, long finish with notes of sun dried tomato, black pepper, dark tobacco, and mace with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A concentrated, powerful Cabernet with stimulating salinity; makes a lasting impression.
Jarvis 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
96 points
$315
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of berry compote, butter roasted nuts, kidd leather, and polished wood with a bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a complex, medium-long finish revealing notes of bubbly cassis pie crust, mixed olives, incense, and marinated meat with fine, earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A silky, complex and elegant Napa cabernet for the finest of steaks.
Lorenzi Estate 2014 Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
96 points
$75
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of pickled peppers and olives, dried berries and dates, chive blossoms, and roasted nuts with an vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an intricate, long finish with notes of cassis preserves, pumpernickel raisin toast, and spiced sultanas with chewy, silky tannins and moderate oak flavor. A sumptuous, elegant, yet powerful and deeply flavorful cabernet that is singing right now.
Modus Operandi Cellars 2014  Cabernet Sauvignon
96 points
$100
Black violet color. Perfumed aromas of rose petals, marinated mushrooms, crystalized blueberry, fine leather furniture, salumi, pickling spices, and dark chocolate with a round, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, massive, very long anise, espresso, and pomegranate molasses finish with heavy oak flavor. An exceptionally dense cabernet that shows elegance over muscle; this wine will age well for decades.
Dewitt Family 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points
$55
Black violet color. Creamy, smoky aromas of blackberry mostarda, chai latte, and bacon with a round, vibrant, dryish full body and a peppery, epic, very long charred meats, cracked black pepper, coriander, and caramel latte finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A slightly smoky, meaty cabernet with commanding character; memorable, luxurious, superbly balanced.
Greyscale 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points
$65
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of wet clay and wax, dark roasted coffee beans and nuts, herbed chocolate bar, and earth with a bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a compelling, medium-long finish with suggestions of nut, dried cassis and citrus, and olive tapenade with crunchy, chewy tannins and no oak flavor. A profoundly rich, savory and brooding powerhouse of a cabernet that will amply reward patience.
Modus Operandi Cellars 2013  Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points
$100
Black violet color. Perfumed aromas and flavors of dried rose petals, asian pear, black olive, vanilla shortbread, strawberry preserves, and lime leaf with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a smooth, nuanced, long finish that presents nuances of gardenia, mocha, cocoa powder, and leather billfold with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. An excellent Napa cab that will develop into show-stopper.
Denada 2016  Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Dark dusty garnet color. Aromas of campfire, dates, cocoa dusted blueberry, and tomato leaf with a fat body and a layered, medium-long bramble fruit, black plum, green pepper relish, mole, cedar, and cumin finish with leafy, woody, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. Complex and substantial Cab with savory and stewed character
95 points $7.99 Best Buy
Levantine Hill 2015  Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points
$64.95
Dusty ruby black color. Curious aromas and flavors of dried stone fruits and potpourri flowers, tomato beet-pickle relish, spicy pomegranate pastry, and beef stock with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity fat body and a graceful, interesting, medium-long finish displaying overtones of marinated root vegetables, honeyed nuts and herbs, and earth with fine, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A rich meaty, herbal red that will shine at the table.
95 points $64.95
AvinoDos 2015  Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points
$60
Black garnet color. Elegant aromas of ripe cassis, dark chocolate coated coconut, rose petals, caramel, and roasted nuts with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, complex, very long ripe blueberries, hibiscus, pomegranate, and leather patina finish with chewy tannins and heavy oak flavor. A knockout, endless Coombsville cab that is ready to drink or for a slumber in the cellar.