Kendall-Jackson Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County Vintner’s Reserve
2013 90 $24
Drinks clean and easy, yet offers substance and depth. An elegant style, supple and graceful, with tender plum, currant and blackberry notes shaded by licorice, light earth and oak. Drink now through 2022. 50,000 cases made. –JL
Francis Coppola Cabernet Sauvignon California Black Label Claret (1910 Type)
Rated 89 points @ $21
Well-proportioned, with a core of juicy red and dark berry, featuring a subtle espresso hint in the background. Offers a pleasant push of complex flavors, supported by firm, ripe tannins. Drink now through 2024. 107,533 cases made
Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County
Rated 88 points @ $22
Offers a trim profile of dusty earth, dried berry and cedary oak flavors, complemented by gravelly tannins. Drink now through 2022. 353,000 cases made.
Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Rated 91 $28
Though rich and vibrant, with a tight core of earthy blackberry and wild berry flavors, thus features loamy, fresh-turned earth notes that stand out along with dense, gripping tannins on the aftertaste. Drink now through 2028. 86,374 cases made.
Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley
Rated 89 @ $34
Marked by dusty, cedary oak and loamy earth notes, this is centered around dried currant, licorice and tobacco leaf flavors, fanning out on the finish where the gravelly tannins take hold. Drink now through 2024. 54,588 cases made.
Bogle Cabernet 2014
Rated in high 80s by some – price under $10
Winemaker’s Notes – Irresistible vanilla and intriguing black plums lay way to the dense and concentrated wine that is the Cabernet Sauvignon. Deeply extracted and complex dark fruit enhance the full-bodied character, and touches of toasted hazelnut and spicy clove are left by the 12 months of aging in one year old American oak. Ample tannins and an enduring finish will allow this wine to cellar for another 6-8 years, but don’t let anyone say you can’t enjoy it now.
Carmenet Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Winemaker’s Notes- With a dark rich red color, Carmenet Cabernet Sauvignon presents a complex bouquet of berries with hints of chocolate. The palate rounds out with spice and vanilla and ends with a smooth lingering finish.
Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 rated in high 80s by some – under $15
Big and bold in style, Carnivor Cabernet offers intense, dark fruit aromas and deep, inky color. A plush, velvety mouthfeel frames rich flavors of dark berries, coffee, mocha and toasted oak, all backed by a distinctive smoothness and a lingering, silky finish.