There are a few Cabernets that I have wanted to try recently.
1. 2012 Chop Shop Cabernet Sauvignon
It is a California Cabernet Sauvignon grape, with strong cherry, strawberry and vanilla flavors. 12.7% alcohol, this is smooth, easy and full of flavor. More medium body and taste for a Cabernet, I really enjoyed this alone and drinking quite casually. Would pair very well with red meat.
2. 2013 La Bodega Cabernet Sauvignon
We move from California to the Mendoza Valley of Argentina. This Cabernet pairs well with a rich hearty meal. Out of all four reds, I find this to be my personal favorite. I am also a favorite of South American wines very much so. This Cab has flavors of coffee, chocolate, violets, and strawberry and blackberry jams. Although Argentina is known for its Malbec, this grape is treated with much care for this bottle.
3. 2012 Reckless Optimism Red Blend
A red blend of Merlot, Zinfandel and Syrah grapes, this California blend is smooth and velvety. I might need to get another adjective besides velvety because I think all (mostly) red wine tastes like velvet an heaven. It is very lighthearted light bodied red. I would recommend to wine drinkers who lean towards the white for a red. Smells a lot like Strawberry Jam. The bottle, whether half full or half empty, smells like optimism…. so says the bottle. And so says me to anyone sipping! 15.1% Alcohol.
4. 2012 Big Beat Red Blend
A mix of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec grapes, this California Wine, from Paso Robles, is one of my favorite lighter blends thus far. 15.1% Alcohol, this red is strong and filled with deep red fruits, bio;gets, vanilla and a very nice light toast. This wine has been called the ‘Upside Down’ Bordeaux as 60% of the grape majority is Petit Verdot.
Drink Up and Enjoy!!!