Well-known throughout the world for its rich flavor and bold notes, Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most widely recognized wines in the world. With a standard flavor profile that includes hints of blackcurrant and green pepper, Cabernet Sauvignon is a great way to add drama to any meal or easily impress a date with. The full-bodied taste is sometimes described as being similar to jam. But which bottles are worth the money? You don’t need to spend years developing a refined red tasting palette to find a great bottle of Cab Sav-just try one of these five expert favorites!
Top 5 Cabernet Sauvignon Wines:
Hall Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon (2010).
Loaded with the flavors of juicy raspberries, blackberries, and dark cherries, The Spruce recently named this Napa Valley selection as their best Cabernet Sauvignon bottle of the year. Describing the flavor as “big, dense, and juicy” yet “structured,” experts loved that the 2010 Hall Kathryn Hall incorporated notes of oak and acidity. It will leave you with a complex flavor profile that you’re sure to love.
Chateau Ste Michelle 50th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon (2015).
Described by wine reviewers as “smooth and silky,” the Chateau Ste Michelle’s 50th anniversary tribute incorporates nontraditional flavors like licorice and vanilla to create a full-bodied and rich flavor. The best part? This Cabernet Sauvignon blend is less than $20 a bottle…perfect for wine-lovers on a budget.
San Simeon 2010 Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (2010).
An official Wine Enthusiast’s editor’s pick, this elegant choice incorporates dark and mysterious aromas of red rose, vanilla and cedar, making it a perfect choice from the second you pour it into your glass. The wine continues the romance through its flavor profile, weaving in notes of dark chocolate, espresso, and plum. This makes it the perfect bottle of red for your next date.
Spring Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (2010).
Lauded by wine experts as a “cooler upgrade” of their 2009 classic vintage, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon derives the subtle elegance and classic Boudreaux flavor of California’s famous wine country. With notes of black plum, raisin, and even a slight hint of delicate acidity, it leaves tasters with a complex flavor palette that takes more than a single sip to process. The vineyard stated that they were looking to move away from the trend of high-alcohol, over-oaked wines that rose to prominence in the early 2000’s. Experts have all agreed that they’ve delivered in a major way. Plus, as one of Forbes’s magazine’s top-rated Cabernet Sauvignon’s from the famous Napa Valley area, you know you’ll be in for a major treat.
Alpha Omega Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (2013).
This Stagecoach Vineyard vintage has captured the heart and palettes of the world’s top wine experts. It has a flavor better left for the firmly solidified Cabernet Sauvignon lover. Currently sitting at the top of Wine Enthusiast’s list of the best Cabernet Sauvignons in the world, the wine effortlessly weaves together flavors of cranberry, wild sage, and blackberry in a complex structure that smells as velvety-smooth as it tastes. At over $225 a bottle, it will cost a pretty penny to taste the best of the best.
Whether you’re new to the world of wine or simply looking to experience a new set of flavors, their five-star reviews will please any palette! Try giving one of these top-rated picks a shot the next time you’re bored with your same old flavors.