Ghost Pines Cabernet

Ghost Pines Cab, in it’s slim, tall bottle is a decent offering for it’s $18 price point.

Medium bodied with a rich purple color, the 2012 vintage has a very strong bite for it’s ABV of 13.9%. Made with a blend of grapes from both Sonoma and Napa Counties, this cab has decent flavor.

It isn’t dry and it’s not really much of a cocktail wine – much better with food than by itself.

The Dreaming Tree Crush Red Blend

The Dreaming Tree’s Crush Red Blend is a pleasant surprise, from first sip to last.

At $15 a bottle, it’s a vibrant, full bodied blend that really delivers. Composed of 54% Merlot, 20% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah, and a small amounts of some others, this wine blends grapes and regions beautifully, combining fruit from both Napa and Sonoma.

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Ironside Cabernet

This Cab, currently the only offering from Ironside Cellars, does a great job of what it set out to do – delivering a good Cab to the under $20 market.

To put it more simply, a Cab like this is a steal at the $15 we paid for it.

The 2012 vintage offers a nice 13.9% ABV. It’s full bodied with a deep ruby red color, but has a very gentle finish – perhaps a little too gentle, depending on your taste.
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Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet

Sterling Vineyards sources 14 diverse vineyards spanning 1200 acres in California’s Napa Valley to create their Napa Appellation Collection wines, including this Cabernet.

First thing to notice is the beautiful bottle – as more and more wineries adopt brighter, flashier colors, the simple silver on black label of this Cab stands out a bit from the crowd.
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