Up To 15% Off: Cabernet Sauvignon Day Promos
Which is the most famous grape varietal in the world? It’s a tight match between Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, but we’re leaning towards the former. After all, it’s one of the wines you’d see everywhere in the world – if you drink wine, you drink Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s also grown in every wine-producing country out there.
While California’s Napa Valley is famous for producing some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon, you can find many other regions making sublime Cabernet blends and non-blends, often at competitive prices too. To celebrate International Cabernet Sauvignon Day, we’re offering up to 15% off selected bottles from different countries. Read more about them below.
Wine lovers will know Australia is good for more than just Shiraz. Presenting to you, Western Australia’s world-class Cabernet Sauvignon. The Margaret River winery Miles From Nowhere does a very impressive cabernet blend with 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Merlot that’s super delicious. The Miles from Nowhere Cabernet Merlot 2018 (Special Price: $40) displays aromas of dark plums and blackcurrant in combination with subtle mint, sweet sage and milk chocolate. You get a good intensity of blackcurrant Cabernet character combined with the juicy dark plum character from the Merlot, with balanced acidity and attractive tannin structure that allows for graceful ageing.
Given that the most widely planted variety in the country is Cabernet Sauvignon, many of the most famous Chilean wines over the past twenty to thirty years have been Cabernet Sauvignons, especially from the Maipo Valley just south of Santiago. We love the Cousino Macul Varietals Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (Special Price: $32), a beautiful wine totally fermented in stainless steel tanks to maintain the vineyard’s character. It has lots of fruit, no wood and is extremely balanced, perfect to be offered by glasses. It also has the structure to accompany main dishes. Also from Chile is the Pedregoso Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (Special Price: $32) from Tabali (our Winery of the Month for September). Deep red with a bouquet of ripe red fruits such as plum, strawberry and a touch of vanilla, on the palate it is full-bodied with nice tannins and a great structure.
Aside from France, Spain is also widely regarded as one of the first places to grow Cabernet Sauvignon, before it spread across Europe and to the New World. But nowadays, most people don’t think of Cabernet Sauvignon when they think of Spain’s wines. There are still fantastic wineries doing great things with Cabernet, including Cervoles from the Coster del Segre region, which uses the grape in the Cérvoles Celler Cérvoles Estrats 2012 (Special Price: $114) – a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Grenache, and Merlot. The result is an abundant wine with dense legs and pleasant aromas of over-ripened fruit with hints of wood, particularly smoked and balsamic notes. Aeration reveals predominantly mineral aromas, with hints of aromatic herbs, such as fennel, thyme and rock tea, as well as dried fruits and chocolate. Sweet, unctuous mouthfeel, with a great deal of volume followed by well-balanced acidity and mature tannins.
Needless to say, the French have Cabernet Sauvignon down to an art, producing many of the best bottles in the world. The largest single vineyard among classified estates in the Medoc, Chateau Lagrange, has a gorgeous Chateau Lagrange Saint Julien 2013 ($143) vintage that’s 75% Cav Sauv, featuring the elegance found in great Saint Julien wines. Think notes of cherry and sour drops, a supple and round palate with a certain tension, and acidity level that reinforces the impression of freshness. Very harmonious and well balanced. Alternatively, from Bordeaux comes Dourthe’s Chateau Belgrave Haut Medoc 2011 ($112), a blend of 60% Cab Sauv with Merlot and some Cabernet Franc. At 94 Points on Wine Enthusiast, this is a very attractive wine!
Other French wines of interest are the Château de Berne Terres de Berne Rosé 2018 (Special Price: $41) from Provence and Chateau La Tour De By Medoc Cru Bourgeois Superieur’ 2011 (Special Price: $49) from Bordeaux.
The Domaine de Bargylus Red 2012 ($80) is a highly sought-after wine, and is just one of two wines grown and produced in Syria. This is a blend of Shiraz, Cab Sauv, and Merlot. The 2012 vintage is deep purple with a complex nose of spices and truffles, and balanced tannins and mineral freshness in the mouth. It’s relatively easy and light with a unique woody finish, and truly a delight to drink!