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

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.
Chateau Lalande de Gravet 2015  Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
95 points
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate espresso bean, toasted sandalwood and pencil shavings, berry pie crust, and hint of lilac water with a bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a distinctive, very long cinnamon roll, craisin and dried tomato, cedar, and earth finish with well-integrated, chewy, dusty tannins and moderate oak. A remarkably complex, spicy, and satisfying young Saint Emilion with an even brighter future ahead of it.
Chateau Les Vimieres 2014  Haut-Médoc
95 points
$78
Deep purple color. Aromas of cedar, black cassis, plum, sweet violet, and anise with a chewy, lively, dryish full body and an effortless, layered, very long bramble, leather, grilled meats, and black pepper finish with firm tannins and moderate oak. A brooding wine with a breathtaking finish that will continue to improve with time.
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.
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.
Summit Lake 2014 Emily Kestrel Cabernet Sauvignon
94 points
$85
Nearly opaque indigo color. Aromas of black cassis, charred pine cone, sandalwood, star anise, fine cigarettes, and smoked sausages with a satiny, vibrant, dry full body and a warming, elegant, medium-long tar, chinese 5 spice, and pink peppercorns finish with firm, well-integrated tannins and heavy oak. A silky, mysterious Howell Mountain that will come alive with cellar time.
Porterhouse Winery 2013  Cabernet Sauvignon
94 points
$60
Dark garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of dried berries, leather, gherkin and castelvetrano olives, and toasty pie crust with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, nuanced, long creme brulee crust, nut skin and brittle, and dusty earth finish with fine, silky tannins and moderate oak. A satiny, finely integrated cabernet with an elegant posture.