Category Archives: Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon and Meatless, Vegetarian, and Traditional Pairings

Cabernet and umami slider.

Recipe: Umami Sliders w/ Miso Mushroom Patties Today’s modern diet demands “out-of-the-box” thinking. Food & wine lovers can look beyond the standard Cabernet and meat pairing. Cabernet complements fish and vegetables as well! Some say the true test of a chef is experiencing how creatively they pair wine with meatless dishes. We’ve included ideas for […]

Understanding Napa Valley & Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley Welcome Sign

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 […]

How to Find The Best Deal on Cabernet: 8 Cabs under $50

Cabernet Cache Good Cabernets are getting ever more expensive: $100, $200, $300 are the prices coming out of Napa Valley. Deep, rich, and power-packed, Cabernet has plenty of appeal. It’s the ultimate meat wine, the mainstay of auctions, and at pinnacle of red wines that are age worthy. Why is Cabernet So Expensive? Location, location, […]

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 […]

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