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  1. 75 TUCK BECKSTOFFER 2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON CALIFORNIA 750mL

    Item #: i_251070
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    A blend of vineyards from Lake and Napa Counties. We find these diverse, high quality vineyards to compliment one another perfectly. Our high altitude rocky vineyard sites in Lake County deliver angularity, complexity and austerity while our Napa Valley fruit provides deep concentration and focus. This wine is dense and tremendously focused, with a wonderful nose and palate of cedar, blueberry, saddle leather and white pepper. The finish showcases a perfect balance of acid, tannin and sweet toasted oak. Meticulous, detail oriented winemaking and complete attention to detail has produced a wine of tremendous presence and complexity that must be tasted to be believed.
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  2. AUSTIN HOPE 2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON PASO ROBLES 750mL

    Item #: i_230790
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Deep ruby in color, the Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon expresses aromas of freshly picked black currants, ripe black cherries, and blackberries, with subtle notes of violets, mocha, and dried spices. On the palate, it's a big, powerful, modern-styled wine layered with heaps of juicy blackberry and cherry fruit, while nuances of cedar, clove, nutmeg and vanilla bean round out the long smooth finish. It's full-bodied and rich, balanced by fresh acidity and firm, polished tannins.
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  3. CAYMUS 2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA VALLEY 1.5L

    Item #: i_208960
    Bottle Size: 1.5L
    1.5L Bottle
    $160.00
  4. CAYMUS 2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA VALLEY 375mL

    Item #: i_208985
    Bottle Size: 375ml
    **Please note, this is a half sized bottle
    THIS IS A 375mL BOTTLE
  5. CHAPPELLET 2018 PROPRIETARY RED "MOUNTAIN CUVEE" NAPA VALLEY 750mL

    Item #: i_210430
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    A blend of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 10% Malbec, 8% Petit Verdot, and 5% Cabernet Franc, this alluringly dark and spicy wine displays beautiful aromas of currant, cassis, sage and thyme, as well as hints of cinnamon and clove from barrel aging. On the palate, the tannins are impeccably balanced, adding depth to the lush ripe berry flavors, with layers of cola and grenadine emerging as the wine evolves in the glass.
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  6. CHASING LIONS 2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON CALIFORNIA 750mL

    Item #: i_210510
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    It’s not always easy to find a fantastic California Cabernet Sauvignon at such a reasonable price-- but, it’s our goal every year for our December Wine of the Month. Once in a while, however, if we’ve been very good and Elf On The Shelf has nothing but positive comments to pass along to Santa, we find the right wine at the right time. This is that wine and we are completely besotted with it--- and believe you will be, too!

    The nose is filled with cherry and red berry fruits, scents of rose petal and mixed florals with a touch of cigar box and earth. The fruit smells perfectly ripe! Upon tasting, the fruit flavors are clearly reiterated as more cherries and red berries dominate, bolstered by ample acidity and moderate tannins keeping the wine light on the tongue, uplifting, refreshing. California dust, mild earthiness and a soupçon of cured meats lend depth to the sweet fruits and moderating tannins and acidity. Extremely tasty and enjoyable with depth and flavors drinking way above its price point, this is certainly a holiday gift for all Cab lovers-- buy and enjoy with confidence!

    About the Winery - Proprietor-négociants Chris Nickolopoulos and Elijah Pfister, through their parent company Nine North Wine Co. out of Napa, work with a handful of California’s most respected grape growers and wineries selecting the finest rows, plots, barrels and lots from each vintage. They strive to blend these selections into finished wines which carefully balance ripeness and acidity to achieve both regional typicity and unique, expressive flavor profiles. This is a story of two friends who started a wine company over many barbecues and countless bottles of wine.

    “I grew up in a multi generational farming family. In 1974 at the age of five, I began to follow my grandfather every day on the family farm as he tended to his ranch. Over the years he taught me a lot about farming but more importantly about life. Then one day in my late teens, he told me it was time to get off the ranch and ‘go chase lions.’ I never asked him what he meant by that, because something inside me already knew. It’s been over 20 years now since he passed and I have been chasing lions ever since.”

    For this unique blend, Chris and Elijah have been sourcing Cabernet and Merlot from the same vineyard sites for the last three years. When they first found the lot of Cabernet they thought, “Wow – that’s really good Cab from the central valley!” But they both felt it needed a little something to knock the dust off the fruit. They found a lot of Merlot (from Monterey County no less!), and blended in just a small percent. When they put their noses in the glasses, they knew they had a winner. Enjoy this crowd-pleasing wine with grilled hanger steak, burgers and grilled red meats.
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  7. CLINE 2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON CONTRA COSTA COUNTY 750mL

    Item #: i_211320
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Deep red in color, this has intense aromas lf blackberry, spice and a hint of cherry licorice. Full-godied on the palate, the rich flavors of blackberry, blueberry, currants, and toasted oak lead to a medium to long finish.
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  8. DAOU 2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON PASO ROBLES 750mL

    Item #: i_214800
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Family owned and operated, DAOU is committed to producing collectible, world-class wines to rival the most respected appellations in the world. Situated on a 212-acre hilltop estate in the Adelaida District of Paso Robles, their remarkable geology, favorable microclimate, and high elevation were once described by renowned California winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff as "a jewel of ecological elements." As stewards of this beautiful terroir, DAOU's goal is to make unique fine wines that honestly and accurately reflect the potential of the estate and to craft wines that combine Old World tradition with New World techniques.

    The 2018 vintage shows characteristics that are rich and sophisticated on the nose with currant, black cherry, cedar and eucalyptus, and displays undertones of briary blackberry and wet gravel. Ancillary aromas of coffee and cocoa are rounded out nicely with notes of crushed sage and baking spice. Full bodied and formidable on the palate, offering enticing and juicy wild blackberry, Oregon blueberry and crisp black cherry flavors. Hints of plum and mulberry are accentuated with fig, black olives and fine leather. Excellent structure and harmony between the pure fruit core and firm, supple backbone of polished tannins. Finish is surprisingly elegant for a wine of such power. Silky and smooth, ending on lovely notes of sweet cherry and boysenberry.
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  9. GEMSTONE 2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA VALLEY 750mL

    Item #: i_225410
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Thomas Rivers Brown is the winemaker for Gemstone. He also makes the wines for other prestigious brands, such as Schrader, Pulido-Walker, and Rivers-Marie. Thomas has access to some of the most sought-after vineyards in Napa Valley which provide him great diversity and allow him to craft this, one of the finest versions of Napa Valley Cabernet.

    The 2018 Gemstone Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is bold and luscious, with dark cherry, huckleberry, and blackberry fruit across the palate. Notes of vanilla, spice, and mocha add to the complexity. The finish is long and silky with elegant tannins.
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  10. GROUND EFFECT 2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON SANTA YNEZ VALLEY 750mL

    Item #: i_227390
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Located at the far East end of Santa Ynez Valley, the Happy Canyon vineyard is perhaps a bit like the fabled city of El Dorado when it comes to Cabernet Sauvignon. But instead of a city of gold, we have rich soils of clay and loam, providing for smaller vines and more complex fruit-- making it a stellar location to grow warmth-loving grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon. The brilliance of the Cabs we’ve tried from Happy Canyon, in general, and this Ground Effect, in particular, make for an easy call when it comes to 'winning the gold' as our July Wine of the Month!

    The scents are rife with classic Cabernet cherries, joined by notes of blueberries, strawberries and rhubarb. Add a touch of white pepper, incense and cedar, brightened by a waft of rose garden air, and it makes for quite the pleasurable palette for the nose. Pavlovian response noted.

    In the mouth, the fruits are reiterated from the nose (more cherries, raspberries and cassis) while kept fresh and uplifted by excellent streaks of acidity and light tannins. The palate is wonderfully viscous and adds hints of fruit leather, black tea and cacao toward the mid-palate and finish. Dark chocolate, toffee and blackberries make for a lovely curtain call as the finish lasts and lasts. Drink now and enjoy for years to come.

    Geek out note: Happy Canyon is a special and young AVA (2001). It sits at the collision of 2 ranges (Santa Ynez, San Rafael), protecting and regulating the climate.

    Blend: 95% Cab Sauv, 3% Cab Franc, 2% Merlot.
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  11. HALTER RANCH 2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON "SYNTHESIS" PASO ROBLES 750mL

    Item #: i_228180
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petite Sirah, and 10% Malbec, Synthesis is an approachable Cabernet Sauvignon blend that has aromas of both red and black fruits and cassis, followed by flavors of black cherry and plums. Smooth and approachable, this wine is great on its own, but also pairs with virtually everything.
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  12. HESS 2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON "ALLOMI" NAPA VALLEY 375mL

    Item #: i_230120
    Bottle Size: 375ML
    **Please note, this is a half sized bottle
  13. LEVIATHAN 2018 PROPRIETARY RED NAPA VALLEY 750mL

    Item #: i_236710
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    In the wine world, there are a small number of winemakers that garner just a little extra attention from us buyers. That's because these select few winemakers are known for perennially producing some of the best wines from a given region…Andy Ericson is one of those winemakers! Andy started his winemaking career at Harlan, then Staglin, and has been the winemaker at Screaming Eagle, Staglin, Ovid, Dancing Hares, and others!

    With years of winemaking and vineyard-walking under his belt, Andy was often given the "inside scoop" on vineyards that make extraordinary wine, but were "under the radar" by most winemakers. Taking this information, Andy created Leviathan in 2004. The goal was simple: to create one, unique red wine, drawn from some of the best vineyards in Northern California. The resulting bottling, was born of a passion for blending Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, to create a full-bodied wine with a character all of its own. Since then, he has remained true to the goal of producing a rich, distinctly Californian red blend, year after year.

    Receiving high praise and scores isn't new to this wine, as this wine has received 94 points the past three years in a row! The consistency is there, and the wine is here at Hi-Time for you!

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  14. MY FAVORITE NEIGHBOR 2018 PROPRIETARY RED "HARVEY AND HARRIET" PASO ROBLES 750mL

    Item #: i_205730
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 93-95
    Jeb Dunnuck: 93 Points
  15. OBERON 2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA VALLEY 750mL

    Item #: i_247260
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Rob Mondavi, Jr. literally learned winemaking at the knees of his father Michael, grandfather Robert and uncle Tim. As a child, he also chased winemaker Tony Coltrin around Robert Mondavi Winery, where Tony began working in 1973. Since then, Rob and Tony have pursued parallel paths in Napa Valley, immersing themselves in the culture of wine and developing a love for grape-growing and winemaking.

    It is that shared passion that fuels their present-day partnership: creating the fine wines of Oberon, which honor Napa Valley and the Mondavi family's rich winemaking heritage. As a third-generation winemaker and Napa Valley native, Rob Mondavi, Jr. has always understood that the region is uniquely suited for growing classic Bordeaux varieties. With the Oberon label - originally named for the eponymous king in Shakespeare's winsome comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream - he has created high-quality Napa Valley wines to be enjoyed every day. Rob and fellow winemaker, Tony Coltrin, sourced grapes from throughout Napa Valley's finest appellations, including Rutherford, Oakville, Yountville, Chiles Valley, and Capel Valley. The climate of these regions yields grapes with the perfect balance of ripe fruit flavors and natural acidity.

    By blending fruit from Napa's hillsides and valley floor, they crafted an outstanding Cab that boasts a deep, rich color, with concentrated black fruit character, rounded mouthfeel and layers of rich, complex flavors.
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  16. PRISONER 2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON UNSHACKLED CALIFORNIA 750mL

    Item #: i_248590
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Aromas of plum and blackberry with a hint of olive. Vibrant flavors of black stone fruit and dried herbs with solid tannin structure result in a flavor-forward Cabernet Sauvignon with balanced acidity>
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  17. THE FABLEIST 2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON "FABLE 373" PASO ROBLES 750mL

    Item #: i_207230
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    A few years ago, we brought you a gem of a Cabernet from Paso Robles called Cane and Fable. This wine was one of the biggest hits this store had ever seen. In fact, while this wine was sold out since early spring, we were still getting requests for this wine well into summer! Well, we are pleased to announce the fourth release of Cane and Fable's Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon! The talented winemaker crafting this wine is Curt Schlachlin. Curt is winemaker at Sans Liege, known for his high-scoring yet affordable wines.

    This is every bit as good as the previous releases, maybe just a bit more structured and black-fruited. The wine greets you with a dark garnet color with purple accents, along with scents of lush blueberry, boysenberry, currants, and memories of your grandfather's briar-wood pipe. As the flavors begin to march across your palate, it imparts hints of sweet plums, red and black cherries, vanilla, herbs, earth, warm cedar planks, and freshly ground spices. Every little sip leaves you comfortable, content, and just feeling like you "stole" this wine for less than $20!
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  18. TOR KENWARD 2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON OAKVILLE 750mL

    Item #: i_270210
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    TOR's Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon is made up of fruit hailing from the four acre Terra Roja Vineyard. It is known for its red soils and large rocks throughout, and the vines grow upon gentle slopes and steep hillside alike. The wines were fermented on their skins between 2 and 3 weeks in small tanks, before then maturing for 20 months in new oak and is bottled without fining or filtration.

    Aromatically the wine leaps from the glass with succulent, jammy dark fruits as well as exotic spices. On the palate the wine is chewy, with perfectly ripe tannins, notes of sweet cedar, rhubarb pie, and black tea.
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  19. TWENTY BENCH 2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON NORTH COAST 750mL

    Item #: i_270410
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    A blend of 90% CAbernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, and 3% Malbec from Napa and Sonoma vallies, the 2018 Twenty Bench Cabernet Sauvignon has a ripe black cherry core, twining with blackberry syrup, a subtle minerality, with the smokiness of charred French oak on the nose. The mouth is creamy and dense, with layered of juicy berries, the darkest of dark chocolates, rich espresso and black pepper. The wine is well-balanced and drinking well in its youth.
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  20. UPPERCUT 2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON CALIFORNIA 750mL

    Item #: i_270540
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    This wine has become one of the best selling items in the store, and for good reason. For under $20, this offers the flavors, complexity, and intensity as other Cabernets that sell for $30 or more! This wine shows off the high-quality vintage with generous aromas and flavors brimming with ripe black cherry and blackberry character and nuanced with violet, mocha and spice. Enticing hints of caramel, from new oak, add even more complexity. Well-structured tannins give this wine the backbone to stand up to boldly flavored foods, as well as a plush texture that carries the rich dark-fruit flavors through the lingering finish.
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  21. WINES OF SUBSTANCE 2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON WASHINGTON 750mL

    Item #: i_264850
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Jeb Dunnuck: 91 Points
    Does the name Charles Smith ring a bell? Well, perhaps if we mention a couple of his highly sought after wines like K Vintners or Charles Smith Wines it will start to click. Growing up just outside of Sacramento, California, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Charles Smith began craving worldly travel at a young age due to his Welsh mother and French father. As soon as he had the chance, Charles decided to move to Denmark. While in Scandinavia, Charles spent the next nine years managing rock bands and concert tours throughout Europe, including the famed Danish duo, The Ravonettes. Wining and dining while on the road became a catalyst for his passion of wine, which ultimately triggered the career he has today.

    After a handful of years in the wine industry, Charles Smith has really been "wowing" the critics and connoisseurs alike with impeccably well-made wines that over deliver in terms of quality and price. Substance 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon does just that, and for $14.98 a bottle one would be very hard pressed to find a Cabernet from any other region that delivers quality like this for the price!

    JEB DUNNUCK 91 POINTS - "I loved the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Cs, which ranks with the finest releases to date for this cuvee. Classy cassis fruits, lead pencil, and tobacco notes all emerge from the glass, and it’s medium to full-bodied, with ripe tannin, integrated oak, and a great finish. It makes a mockery of just about every other Cabernet Sauvignon in this price range. Buy a case and enjoy over the coming 4-6 years, probably longer."
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