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Give the people what they want; and that goes for wines at the holidays! For gifts or a holiday beef dish, what people want is Cabernet Sauvignon. California and Cabernet are almost synonymous. The King of Red Grapes account for the most acres planted and most gallons produced in the Golden State. It’s grown in many of California’s A.V.A.s but my favorite spots for great Cabernet wines are the Alexander Valley in Sonoma County, the Napa Valley and Paso Robles in the Central Coast. This key Bordeaux varietal enjoys an exalted status for a good reason; it is rich, dark, extracted, fruity and complex. Few wines go better with a sizzling steak or a succulent tenderloin with garlic mashed potatoes than a good old Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cheers! -Bill “The Wine Guy”

Cline Family Contra Costa/Sonoma County

Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

“Grapes were handpicked at the peak of ripeness, underwent total destemming and a very gentle crush to ensure a large proportion of whole berries were left in the must. Fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks with native yeasts and maintained at the ideal temperature to aid in the extraction of flavor and color. The wine was pressed off its skins at dryness before being racked to lightly-toasted American Oak (100% new) where it gently aged for eight months.”

Charlie Tsegeletos – Winemaker

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Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast

Vibrant aromas of dark fruit and black currant with hints of sweet spice and toasty oak. Full-bodied and full of flavor with a round viscous mouthfeel backed with concentrated tannic structure carry through to a smooth finish.

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Sebastiani Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Floral currant scents flatter this wine with gamey sweetness even as its structure is lean, with some bitter mineral intensity gripping the finish. It’s tightly wound and red fruited, with a cactus-like green edge. A substantive take on the Alexander Valley: generously fruited, tightly built, delicious with a salad of duck confit.

Best Buy” -Wine Enthusiast Magazine 91 points

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Clos du Val Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

“The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is rock solid and offers impressive currant and blackberry fruit characteristics, notes of graphite and lead pencil, medium to full-bodied richness, and terrific purity. A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc, aged in 66% new French oak, it’s high-quality juice to drink over the coming decade or more.” -Jeb Dunnuck 91 points

Regular Price $54.99

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Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

“Maroon in color with a garnet hue, this wine has an enticing nose of maraschino cherries, blackberry bramble and brisket with notes of clove and star anise. It’s mouthwatering with a juicy entry and has a fruity mid-palate of currant with toasted vanilla and roasted brown sugar character from American oak barrels. Structured tannins provide an elegant character with a long and expressive finish. Given proper cellaring, this wine will provide drinking pleasure through 2041.”

Regular Price $89.99

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