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

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. An exceptionally dense cabernet that shows elegance over muscle; this wine will age well for decades.
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 gardenia, mocha, cocoa powder, and leather billfold finish with firm tannins and moderate oak. 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 cumin, toasted walnut, marinated beef, and cedar with an fat body and an intricate, medium-long blackberry thicket, pink peppercorns, smoked tea, and minerals finish with leafy, woody, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A complex and substantial Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon with surprising depth, terroir and nuance; this could easily pass for a second growth Bordeaux.
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 marinated root vegetables, honeyed nuts and herbs, and earth finish with fine, chewy tannins and light oak. 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. A knockout, endless Coombsville cab that is ready to drink or for a slumber in the cellar.
Louis M. Martini 2015  Cabernet Sauvignon
94 points
$38
Bright black garnet color. Fruity aromas of baked chocolate, dried blueberry, latte, and dried herbs with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, involved, very long roasted yams, black licorice, tar, and black olives finish with moderate oak. A brooding cabernet with heady fruit, dark mystery, and velvety tannins.
Jarvis 2013 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
94 points
$165
Dusty dark black garnet color. Complex aromas and flavors of prune, candied bacon, black olives, black licorice, and boysenberry cordial with an dryish full body and a warming, subtle, long cinnamon, allspice, violet liqueur, and incense finish with chewy tannins and heavy oak. A rich, well-structured Cabernet that will delight fine diners.
Frei Brothers 2015  Cabernet Sauvignon
94 points
$27
Murky indigo color. Aromas of lavender scone, sandalwood, and toasted marshmallow with a velvety, bright, bone-dry full body and a sleek, complex, long bacon wrapped dates, chocolate dipped cedar, and maitake mushroom finish with earthy, well-integrated, silky tannins and moderate oak. A beautiful layered Alexander Valley Cab expression teeming with flavors to be explored.
Dewitt Family 2015 Red Blend Cabernet Sauvignon
94 points
$55
Black ruby color. Spicy aromas and flavors of wooden chest, tomato chutney, wood shavings, dusty violets, and tamarind with a velvety, lively, fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, long charred meats, spiced berry fruit leather, toasty blueberry scone, and cinnamon danish finish with moderate oak. An elegantly fruity Sonoma red; finely integrated and ready to drink.
Bryter Estates 2013 Inspired Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
94 points
$125
Murky black ruby color. Aromas of smoked meat, bacon balsamic, and pencil lead with a satiny, vibrant, bone-dry full body and a warming, interesting, long pan seared dates, stewed cremini mushroom, pumice stone, and grenache finish with chewy, earthy tannins and moderate oak. A bold Rutherford Cab with dimensions left to explore; will benefit from time in either the decanter or the cellar but is highly hedonic now.