Cabernet Sauvignon

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Century Oak Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Century Oak Cabernet 2011This Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the Lodi area in California, a wine region just to the East of San Fransisco between the cities of Sacramento and Stockton.

This wine has a very pleasant rose fragrance and is medium dark red in color. I was expecting a little bit more punch from this wine as I am a big fan of Cabernet Sauvignon’s robustness, but this Cabernet was a little too light bodied for my taste. It has good acidity and medium tannins and an almost overpowering smokey character. Perhaps this wine will improve with some aging.

Produced and bottled by Housley’s Century Oak Winery, Acampo CA.

Alc. 13.85%



Koyle (Royale) Cabernet Sauvignon – 2009

Koyle Cabernet 2009With so many mediocre wines from Chile flooding the country, it’s nice to discover a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile.

Produced by the Koyle winery in the Alto Colchagua region, this Cabernet has lots of character with plenty of dark berry and plum fruit. Low acidity, a slightly smokey fragrance and medium tannins. This would be a good red for some grilled meats.

The Koyle winery is owned by the Undurraga family (now the 5th generation) and grapes for this wine have been hand picked and aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.

Produced and bottled by Vina Koyle S.A., Teno, Chile.

Imported by Quintessential LLC, Napa CA.

Alc. 14.5%



Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Starmont Cabernet 2009This 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon from Starmont Winery is a great wine.

It has a luscious flavor profile with sun-ripened cherry, plum and blackberry with hints of vanilla and licorice. Medium tannins and a smooth finish. This is a nicely balanced Cabernet Sauvignon that is not over-powering.

This wine was on sale recently, so I picked up a second bottle, which tasted as good as the first.

Starmont winery produces wine from sustainably farmed vineyards and they have been “Napa Green Farm” certified.

Alc. 14%