The Sargent Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 is a $6.99 ALDI’s wine sourced from vineyards in the Central Coast AVA of California. The Sargent Canyon Cabernet is Estate grown and sustainably farmed. So who or what is Sargent Canyon? A quick check with Google shows that Sargent Canyon is a trademark owned by Scheid Vineyards, vineyards and winery founded 40 years ago. Scheid owns 10 vineyards in 4 different grape growing AVA’s and produce well-respected wines. So, this is a 7 buck, sustainably grown Estate wine, something you don’t see very often coming out of California. The alcohol content is 13.5%.
The color is a clear cherry red with black highlights. The nose is black cherry, vanilla, blackberry, oak spice and milk chocolate. This is a smooth, dry Cabernet with silky tannins giving a little pull on the mid-palate. It tastes of raspberry, blackberry and a little spice. The mid-palate adds tart cherry, tannins and vanilla. There is a little hollow spot in the middle, the flavors fall off before the mid-palate kicks in. The finish is subdued, but lasts a while.
The Sargent Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 is a pretty good Tuesday night wine, if it wasn’t for the hollow spot it would be an outstanding value. But as it is, it is well worth the $7 and would pair very well with burger and pizza. I love it, the quality of inexpensive wine has improved to the point that I’m getting picky with Estate grown 7 dollar Cabernet Sauvignon. The Sargent Canyon Cab does what it is priced to do very well and almost came close to being much more.