Cabernet Sauvignon, also called Cab, remains the best type of red wine for wine lovers. The cabernet grapes used to produce these wines are great picks for aging. They are also great on the buds, especially when paired with the perfect palettes.
To make finding the best Cabernet Sauvignon wines easier, we’ve reviewed top Cabernet Sauvignon options for your enjoyment. In this list, we’ve included not just old, popular Cabernets but also new Cabs to experiment with.
6 Best Cabernet Sauvignon Wines
2016 Château Ducru Beaucaillou
Though quite pricey at around $220 per bottle, 2016 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou is easily one of the best Cabernet Sauvignon wines. It conveys density. It also has a complex structure, which sublimes its richness. The strength of the wine comes from its ripe fruit as well as its structure. This provides a wine with a long life span.
2015 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron
The 2015 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron from Pauillac, France, which is currently unavailable for purchase, contains 77% Cabernet Sauvignon and 23% Merlot. It easily makes it to the list of best Cabernet Sauvignon wines with its full, rich flavor. It offers summer berries with a mix of winter spices. This makes it great to be enjoyed all year long. Its velvety tannins fill it with a sensual texture and a long life span.
2013 LVE Cabernet Sauvignon
Originating from Napa Valley, California, 2013 LVE Cabernet Sauvignon, available at around $85 per bottle, is a combination of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Petit Verdot. The wine’s lineage and flavor profile are among the biggest wine trends at the moment. The cabernet offers strong black currant fruit and blackberries with a twinge of oak and espresso.
2016 DAOU Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Made in Paso Robles, California, 2016 DAOU Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, available for $54.99 per bottle, is a blend of 10% Merlot, 12% Petit Verdot and 78% Cabernet Sauvignon. While Paso Robles might not be the most popular area for Cabernet production, the Cabernet Sauvignons made from the region are mature and intense. This wine, in particular, embodies all the lovable elements of Paso Cabernet. It is a highly extracted intense wine that offers complex flavors and aromas. The wine is made with cherry, black plum, mushroom, olive, cedar, spice, and cassis, which all contribute to its dramatic air.
2016 Penley Estate Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2016 Penley Estate Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon originated from Coonawarra, which is the Australian version of Cabernets made from Napa Valley. The region is popular for its production of spectacular Cabernet. This particular Cabernet also comes at an affordable price of $17. It is a richly concentrate dark wine with tongue-coating tannins. Its flavor consists of cassis, blackberry, and curry spice. Despite its affordable price, its Phoenix serenades the tongue like a high priced wine.
2016 Robert Mondavi Cabernet
The 2016 Robert Mondavi Cabernet, available for around $41.99 per bottle, is another top Cabernet from Napa Valley, California. Unlike other top cabernet wines, which may be exciting and thrilling, this wine has a dependable quality. It is a wine you can expect to represent the Napa Valley Cabernet year after year. It’s made with the iconic Napa Stags Leap and Oakville grapes. It might not surprise you, but it will definitely please you with its full-bodied appeal with firm tannins, ripe fruit, and spice.
What are your picks for the best Cabernet Sauvignon fine wines?