Category Archives: Cabernet Sauvignon

Understanding Napa Valley & Cabernet Sauvignon

The prominence of Napa Valley wine on the world stage is largely due to the efforts of their vintners during the last 50 years. People like Robert Mondavi, Napa Valley’s greatest marketer, fully embodied the collective spirit and camaraderie that gave rise to Napa Valley’s success and quality. (source) The Judgement of Paris If a […]

Tasting Notes: Word of the Week “Rich”

Whether it brings to mind expensive jewelry, fast cars or maybe just swimming in pools of cold hard cash, we can all agree that being rich is highly sough after. While we may not be able to provide you with the winning lottery numbers, maybe we can help you find some wealth in your wine […]

Tasting Notes: Word of the Week “Powerful”

Today’s word is used to describe robust wines of great substance. Powerful wines can be a bit overwhelming to the palates of those who prefer their wines on the mellow side. Despite their potent nature, these wines never lack a sense of balance,  which is why this is viewed as a positive tasting descriptor. “Powerful” […]

Tasting Notes: Word of the Week “Depth”

Depth: This is a term we often come across in tasting notes (which is a good thing because these wines have a lot to offer). Depth is a general term to describe the complexity and concentration of flavors in a wine, as in a wine with excellent or uncommon depth. It also refers to a quality […]

Lucky Number 7

7 Great wines from this week’s tastings! 2012 Tamber Bey ‘Estate’ Cabernet Sauvignon  |  Oakville  |  ORDER NOW Wine Spectrum 95+ The 2012 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon delivers a rich, sweet nose, with ample stone fruit (plum) and an undertone of mashed strawberry up front, followed by layers of dry herbs, cocoa powder, black licorice and […]

The Premiere Napa Valley Results Are In

The 20th annual Premiere Napa Valley was another HUGE success for Wine Spectrum. This is the 5th time we have purchased lots from this exclusive auction we are so excited about our winning bids. WHAT IS PREMIERE NAPA VALLEY? Produced in California’s renowned Napa Valley, Premiere Napa Valley is one of the rarest wine collections in […]

Parador: An Exclusive Gem

     Parador Cellars is located in the Napa Valley and they are dedicated to producing Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon at the highest level of quality, in hopes of gracing the same tables as other inspired wines from around the world. After 18 years in the wine industry, from merchant to wholesaler, Steve Ventrello embarked […]

Top 15 Cabernet Sauvignon’s of 2015

In California, Cab is King. It also turns out that Cab was King in 2015 for Wine Spectrum (45 of our top 100 spots were Cabernet). Here is the list of our Top 15 favorite Cabernets from 2015. All the wines on this list come from Domestic producers (Look for Bordeaux 1/18 on our International wines list.). Unlike our Top […]

#1: The 2012 Noemi Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Wine Spectrum’s Top Wine of 2015 2012 Noemi (Available Online) Cabernet Sauvignon  |  Napa Valley Wine Spectrum Rated 95+: Noemi certainly doesn’t disappoint with this gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon from the rich and bountiful 2012 vintage. Aromas of perfume, violets, lavender, and macerated black cherries emanate from the glass. The palate boasts a silky smooth texture and mouthfeel […]

#2: The 2009 Stormy Weather Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Wine Spectrum’s #2 Wine of 2015 2009 Stormy Weather (Available Online) Cabernet Sauvignon  |  Napa Valley Wine Spectrum Rated 96: Stormy Weather is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon made from low yield hillside fruit from Sugarloaf Mountain and Howell Mountain. Fermentation was done partially in stainless steel and partially in French oak puncheons. Aged 2 years in 100% new French […]