This is the basic Cabernet in Myriad's lineup. A stunning wine if not at the level of the single vineyard offerings. Purple in color, ruby at the rim, opaque and bright. The nose has cassis, slight tobacco, leather, spice and char. Full bodied. Firm tannins. On the palate, great balance. Lots of cassis with black pepper and underlying char. Long finish. This is not a fruit monster but it is a bigger wine. At age 5, it is barely showing much development, but is still enjoyable. Ideally, cellar for five more and then drink for fifteen to twenty after that.
Always a great night when drinking this wine. Purple in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose is classic with cassis, sandalwood, slight cedar, baking spices, and slight char. Full bodied. Tannins are mostly integrated but a few remain. The texture is beautiful. Almost seamless. great balance. On the palate, this is delicious. Mature but plenty of life left. Notes of cassis, plums with underlying char. Long finish. Complex, it unwinds in the glass. This is wonderful on its own, and will work well with bigger foods. It would work well with roasted chicken or duck. At age 1
This is a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec. Deep garnet in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose is lovely with cassis, cedar, black cherries, slight dried tobacco, spice and an interesting menthol note. Full bodied. Firm tannins. On the palate, this is delicious. Cassis, black cherries, spices and graphite. Lovely texture. Long finish. This is young but drinking well. It is great on its own and would work well with roasted meats and/or root vegetables. It will still improve. Drink over the next twenty years.
This is a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. It is a beautiful wine. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is lovely with cassis, slight black cherries, cedar and char. Full bodied. Firm tannins. On the palate, young, firm and deep. This needs time to open but still provides a lot now. Cassis, and cedar with underlying char. Long finish. This is great on its own and would work with a steak right now. Still, cellar for five years then drink for fifteen after that.
This is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon made with organic grapes in Mendocino, California. Purple in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose is classic with cassis, dust and graphite. Firm tannins. Full bodied. Good acidity. If you are looking for a big fruit bomb California Cab, this is not it. It is ripe with no green notes, but it is more of a classic, food friendly style. Cassis with slight graphite notes with an underlying earthiness. Nice finish. This drinks well on its own but is better with food. Of course a steak, but this would work really nicely with Roasted Root vegetables.
Finding a value wine is not an easy task and a solid Cabernet in particular is even more risky. But this Cabernet offers light blueberry, huckleberry, Rainer cherry, plum, raspberry, pink peppercorn, a wisp of mocha and light vanilla touches. The tannins and acidity are mild, making this very drinkable from the start. Hardy is a name well known in Australia, having over 150 years of winemaking behind them, and their Tintara vineyard. This relatively new introduction to the U.S. offers an enjoyable Cabernet from a trusted producer at a reasonable price. ORIGIN: McLaren Vale, Australia.
Offering a lighter style of Cabernet, this 2019 Dough is definitely a solid value. Black cherry, blueberry, blackberry, light plum, pomegranate, rhubarb, green tea leaf and black cherry, announce themselves and it offers moderate acidity and decent tannins. The wine was aged 16 months in both American and French oak barrels.
This is 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 5% Malbec and 2% Petite Verdot from Washington state. Deep garnet in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has cassis, char and slight dark chocolate. Full bodied. Silky tannins. On the palate, black cherries, cassis, slight chocolate and a bit of spice. Some minty and bitter cherry notes on the finish. There is some depth here and it may improve a bit with short term cellaring. It is nice on its own, but seemed better with food. Of course, a burger would do, but it worked great with Felafel. Drink over the next five to eight years.
The idea of a Super Tuscan wine has been around for decades, but they tend to be a higher price point. So in 1993 Carpineto launch they value version, Dogajolo. This wine offers good tannic structure and acidity. This leads to notes of blackberry, black cherry, light blueberry with soft strawberry, pomegranate and huckleberry. These fruits are muted though, not overt and jammy - the fruit is balanced with the oak, acids and tannins so the wine is ideal for food.
This is an unoaked Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina. It provides excellent value. Screw capped. Ruby/purple in color, clear and bright. The nose has cassis, black cherries, and sandalwood. Medium to full bodied. Medium tannins. On the palate, black cherries with slight minty note especially on the finish. This wine delivers a lighter, but present, style of Cab that would be great for Cookouts or other parties. Drink over the next three to five years. A good wine to pair with Burgers off the grill.