Cabernet Sauvignon

3 Rein Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 Aldi

The 3 Rein Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 Aldi is a $10.99 Aldi exclusive made for them by Precept Wines, the largest independently owned wine company in the Northwest. Horse Heaven Hills AVA comprises about a fourth of the grapes grown in the Columbia Valley in Washington State. The Horse Heaven Hills AVA is…

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Caretaker Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

The Caretaker Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 is $9.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive produced for them by Miller Family Wine Company. The Caretaker brand has been available at Trader Joe’s since at least the 2009 vintage when CWF reviewed their Pinot Noir. In the past, the Caretaker wines had the Central Coast Wine Warehouse as the…

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Caretaker Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
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Union and Branch Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

The Union and Branch Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 are a $14.99 Aldi wine exclusive produced for them by a large family-owned wine estate located in the Monterey AVA of California. The $14.99 price point is a stretch for Aldi wine. They have an excellent $19.99 Champagne that they release every year for the holidays,…

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Paso Dragon Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

The Paso Dragon Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 is a $7.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive sourced from grapes farmed in the Paso Robles AVA inside the larger Central Coast AVA. The Paso Dragon name comes from Lake Nacimiento, which shoreline does resemble a dragon. Check out the label for an artistic representation. I found a website that exports…

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Paso Dragon Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
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Dancing Flame Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

The Dancing Flame Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 is an Aldi $6.99 import exclusive. Vina Luis Felipe Edwards produced this wine, a winery founded in Chile in 1976, and sourced from grapes grown in the Colchagua Valley. We first reviewed the 2012 vintage back in 2014, that wine sold for $4.99. The Dancing Flame name refers…

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Dancing Flame Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
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Trader Joe’s Reserve Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

The Trader Joe’s Reserve Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 is a $9.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive, Cabernet Sauvignon blended with smaller amounts of Petit Verdot and Syrah sourced from vineyards (or vineyard?) in Sonoma County in Northern California. I was going to do my usual “what is this wine” thing and deduce what this wine is…

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Trader Joe's Reserve Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
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Trader Joe’s Reserve Wahluke Slope Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

The Trader Joe’s Reserve Wahluke Slope Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is a $9.99 Trader Joe’s wine, 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 7% Merlot sourced from the Wahluke Slope AVA in the south-central section of the Columbia Valley AVA of Washington. This wine was produced and bottled by (that indicates they made the wine) by CC Vineyards of…

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Trader Joe's Reserve Wahluke Slope Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
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Trader Joe’s Platinum Reserve Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

The Trader Joe’s Platinum Reserve Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 is a $14.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive. This is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot sourced somewhere in Napa Valley. Trader Joe’s says, “This is a very, very, very (very) special wine that comes from one of the most prestigious wineries in Napa.”…

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Juggernaut Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

The Juggernaut Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 is sourced from several California AVAs, but all the vineyards are located on hillsides. Hillsides are nothing new for wine vineyards; most grape-growing locations are river valleys or foothills of mountains. But, hillsides offer some unique advantages in farming grapes. Vines planted on the side of a hill or…

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Substance Cs Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

The Substance Cs Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from several vineyards in the Columbia Valley AVA of Washington. This is one of Charles Smith’s wines, now called House of Smith. They have some of the best technical notes for wines at any price point. They tell you which vineyards the grapes came…

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Trader Joe’s Platinum Reserve Diamond Mountain District Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

The Trader Joe’s Platinum Reserve Diamond Mountain District Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 is a $14.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive; this is also Lot #92, which may be important in this series of wines. For the last six months, TraderJoe’s has offered a line of small-batch wines featuring grapes from premier Napa Valley sub-AVA’s. Are these wines…

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Trader Joe's Platinum Reserve Diamond Mountain District Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
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Los Vascos Cromas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

The Los Vascos Cromas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah, and 5% Carménère sourced from Estate vineyards of Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) Colchagua Valley vineyard and winery in central Chile. This Estate was founded in 1988 and was the first French wine project in modern Chile. Barons de Rothschild…

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Kings Of Prohibition Cabernet Shiraz Blend

The Kings Of Prohibition Cabernet Shiraz Blend is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon and 49% Shiraz (Syrah) sourced from vineyards in the Barossa district of Southeast Australia. This a brand from Calabria Family Wines, a winery founded in 1945. I found this wine selling at Trader Joe’s for $8.99; while the Kings of Prohibition…

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Federalist Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

The Federalist Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is a wine brand from Terlato Wines International. They are the folks who imported Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio to the United States. Before they brought the wine Pinot Grigio was not a “thing,” now it is definitely a “thing.” Santa Margherita spun off a few years ago, but Terlato…

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Noble Vines 337 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

The Noble Vines 337 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is one of the many labels from Delicato Family Vineyards, a family-owned winery since 1924. The Noble Vines line of wines is dedicated to showcasing grapevine clones. A clone is when a grapevine with particular characteristics, resistance to pests and disease, and growing and flavor traits is grafted…

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