Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world's most widely recognized red wine grape varieties. It is grown in nearly every major wine producing country among a diverse spectrum of climates from Canada's Okanagan Valley to Lebanon's Beqaa Valley. Cabernet Sauvignon became internationally recognized through its prominence in Bordeaux wines where it is often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. From France, the grape spread across Europe and to the New World where it found new homes in places like California's Santa Cruz Mountains, Napa Valley, New Zealand's Hawkes Bay, Australia's Margaret River and Coonawarra regions and Chile's Maipo Valley and Colchagua. The classic profile of Cabernet Sauvignon tends to be full-bodied wines with high tannins and noticeable acidity that contributes to the wine's aging potential. In cooler climates, Cabernet Sauvignon tends to produce wines with blackcurrant notes that can be accompanied by green bell pepper notes, mint and cedar which will all become more pronounced as the wine ages. In more moderate climates the blackcurrant notes are often seen with black cherry and black olives notes while in very hot climates the current flavors can veer towards the over-ripe and "jammy" side.
- Item #: i_218210Bottle Size: 750mlThis wine has a lovely crystalline garnet color with a purple hue. Aromas of crushed rocks, smoke, grilled meats, blackberry, boysenberry, and violets. The wine is full-bodied on the palate and nicely structured, showcasing black fruit, raspberry, boysenberry, and blueberry. Tightly would, this wine opens up nicely, turns a bit more fleshy with wild berries.
- Item #: i_223040Bottle Size: 750mlVinícola Emeve is the creation of Mexican businessman Mario Villarreal whose daughter Laura manages the winery. Villarreal dreamt of creating his own wine, something of beauty to offer to wine lovers all around Mexico. Enlisting the help of noted winemaker and enologist Reynaldo Rodriguez (an Ensenada native who received his formal training in Spain), Villarreal obtained cuttings from the University of California, Davis and in 2004 set about planting grapes.
- Item #: i_276090Bottle Size: 750mlShannon Ridge is dedicated to crafting luscious, fruit-driven wines that express the distinct characteristics of wine grapes grown in Lake County, California . The grapes for this wine were grown in the High Valley AVA in a single mountain vineyard located at approximately 2,200 feet. Sustainable farming integrates sheep into the vineyards to control weeds, naturally fertilize the vines and provide wool.
Aromas of cherry, dried cranberry and caramel notes tantalize your senses. The palate is a powerful combination of Boysenberry, Marion berry, black pepper and milk chocolate, with a lingering fruit and lightly toasted oak finish.