Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet Sauvignon blends are generally heavy body wines. While the flavor of each vintage may vary – generally you will notice flavors of black currants, cassis, cherries, cedar, spice. Here are some interesting ones to try.
Rodney Strong – Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
A deep, saturated color leads to lifted aromas of blackberry, cocoa and herby black-currant, which is followed by a rich, layered mouth feel, loaded with juicy black cherry, cedar, and crème de cassis. This wine is also elegantly structured with fresh acidity and ripe, mature tannins. Enjoy this vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon now and over the next several years.
Rodney Strong – – Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 – $19.99, See Site shipping – Available at Ultimate Wine Shop
The Dreaming Tree – Crush 2011
A blend of the North Coast’s best varieties – Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Marsanne. This wine has some great caramel oak and mixed berry characters on the nose, juicy raspberry flavors, and full-but-so and approachable tannins. Try with a tasty with Spanish orange and onion salad, or with Vietnamese-style grilled ribs and rice.
The Dreaming Tree – Crush 2011 Merlot , Syrah , Zinfandel , Petite Sirah , Cabernet Sauvignon , Marsanne California 2011 – $16.99, See Site shipping – Available at Ultimate Wine Shop
Sterling – Vintner’s Collection Cabernet Sauvignon
Our Sterling Vintner’s Collection Cabernet Sauvignon displays tiers of briary blackberry, currant, spice, and chocolate from California’s Central Coast. Soft floral and herbal nuances add complexity, and a year of aging in oak barrels added toasty vanilla spice.
Sterling – Vintner’s Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot , Syrah California 2011 – $15.00, See Site shipping – Available at Ultimate Wine Shop
Chateau Ste. Michelle – Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
The Indian Wells Cabernet is our warm climate ripe, jammy “New World” style of Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine typifies the Wahluke Slope region with dark fruit aromas and flavors. Syrah added an enhanced richness and concentration to the wine.
Chateau Ste. Michelle – Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon , Syrah , Malbec , Cabernet Franc Washington 2011 – $17.99, See Site shipping – Available at Ultimate Wine Shop
Around the World Wine & Gourmet Gift Basket
Two acclaimed international appellations (regions) – Italy’s Tormaresca Red Blend and France’s Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages Gamay – are accompanied by a rich gourmet spread including Chianti Wine Salami, Auberge Brie Cheese, Spanish Manzanilla Olives, Mt. Vikos Red Pepper & Feta Spread, Saraivanov Smoked Salmon, and Cary’s Toffee Fingers
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