International Cabernet Stars
Enjoy Top Rated Cabernet Sauvignon Wines
When it comes to sumptuous, barrel-aged reds, Cabernet is King. Taste why with this new big-hitters collection featuring stars from Bordeaux, California and beyond. All of them are packed with black fruit and spice … and are yours for JUST $13.34 a bottle.
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Look forward to fine, Parker-rated Bordeaux 2009 (“a great little Bordeaux”), top-estate discoveries from Argentina’s remote Patagonia and Chile’s premium Maipo Valley, Stephanie Putnam’s classic Californian from the historic Raymond Estate, and more.
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Chateau Saint Genes Bordeaux AOC 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon France
“2009 is the best vintage Bordeaux has ever produced,” says Decanter. For super-critic Robert Parker, it’s “an incredibly exciting vintage of opulence, power and richness.” And, he’s a big fan of this classic from the Courselle family — giving it an excellent 87-89 points and the following note: “a great little Bordeaux … possesses generous fruit and lots of black cherry and black currant notes intermixed with herbs and spice.”
Having made wine at their acclaimed Château Saint-Genès for over 100 years, the Courselle family knew just how to make the most of 2009’s long summer and ideal harvest. Crafted from 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet, this flavorful red offers the perfect balance of silky Texture and elegant structure, with classic black fruit flavors framed by clove, licorice and tobacco. To maximize aroma and flavor, decant for an hour or so, to really open it up. Then serve with rich red meats — think lamb chops with rosemary and garlic or a juicy beef tenderloin.
The Patriots Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Chile
“All of Terra Andina’s wines are worthy of recommendation.”(The Wine Advocate)
Cabernet is Chile’s No. 1 red, prized for its pure black fruit intensity. And some of the finest are made in the Maipo Valley. This barrel-aged Gran Reserva comes from star winemaker Oscar Salas, and pays tribute to Bernardo O’Higgins, Chile’s first Head of State and celebrated War of Independence hero.
Made with 100% estate-grown Maipo Valley fruit, the previous vintage took home accolades from the 2011 International Wine and Spirits Competition. Wait until you taste his 2009, brimming with the same black-fruited, vanilla-oaky complexity.
Aromas of black fruit, vanilla and cloves. Great depth of ripe blackberry. L-o-n-g finish. Smooth enough to enjoy on its own (as a toast to freedom) or great with steak.
Valoroso Cabernet Touriga 2010 Portugal
Valoroso means “valiant” and look no further for an example — Jaime Quendera is the man behind the “Best Red Wine in the World” (Vinalies Internationales, 2008). Expect more of the same star quality with this rich, juicy new discovery.
Jamie knows just how to bring out the best in Portugal’s indigenous grapes: Valoroso blends noble, plummy Cabernet with deeply concentrated Touriga Nacional (the star grape in the country’s finest Port) and adds a touch of blackberry-loaded Syrah. All big on flavor (with an extraordinarily smooth 15% alcohol). Jaime worked his magic at top estate Casa Ermelinda Freitas — whose owner Leonor Freitas was just ‘knighted’ for her contributions to Portuguese wine. Serve this must-try red to guests and get your own kudos.
Deep, dark purple. Rich aromas of ripe black cherry and cassis, with hints of clove and tobacco leaf. Succulent dark cherry and plum flavors. Silky smooth, warming mouthfeel.
Schroeder Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Argentina
Welcome to Patagonia, Argentina’s extreme southern frontier. Down here, dry sunny days, cool nights and icy-cold Antarctic winds produce uniquely tight clusters of tiny, thick-skinned Cabernet grapes — and reds of serious color and flavor. The Schroeder family have braved the elements since 1927, and win regular Gold medals and 90+ Wine Advocate scores for their wines that are “reminiscent of top quality Bordeaux.”
Deep ruby purple in the glass, with billowing aromas of raspberry, leather and tobacco. Look forward to rich red berry fruit, spice and mocha on the palate, with a long finish. Great structure — and a great red to enjoy with roast beef.
Domaine Ginestieres Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 France
A remarkably succulent Cabernet made by Claude Gros (who was famously awarded 96 Parker Points for his Château La Fleur Morange Saint-Emilion Grand Cru). He certainly knows a thing or two about the great Bordeaux variety – he perfected his skills at top estates in Bordeaux, home to some of the priciest Cabernet wines in the world. What you’ll taste in every glass is a Bordeaux-like finesse. This great value is from the rugged and rocky Minervois hills, in France’s deep south, where Claude grew up. Delicious.
Deep ruby in the glass. Aromas of vibrant, enticing ripe cherry and spiced black fruit.
On the palate, succulent black currant and black cherries. Very fresh with a lovely edge of spice.
The ‘Inaugural’ Raymond R Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 California
The perfect recipe for California Cabernet:
Start with Raymond, one of Napa’s most historic estates. Spice things up with a visionary new owner: Jean-Charles Boisset, head of a top Burgundy house. Bring in Far Niente’s star winemaker Stephanie Putnam (a past winner of the ‘Cabernet of the Year’ (The Wine News).
Add premium fruit from top sites in Napa and beyond … then enjoy the rich, barrel-aged result: the inaugural vintage of this ‘dream team’ Cabernet — and a fine centerpiece for your next dinner party.
Look for a ripe core of cherry and plum, notes of white pepper and a l-o-n-g, smooth finish.
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