A blackberry and baking spice beauty without the inflated price tag, the Rubus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Sample submitted for review. The Rubus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has an SRP of $26 and is available for as low as $19.
The Rubus line of varietal wines has been carefully selected by Fran Kysela MS to show the essence of each variety, along with its terroir of origin, both of which are essential elements of a really good wine.
The Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has rich flavors with a hint of blackberries and currants. The tannins are soft, leading to a smooth finish with a hint of vanilla. Serve this Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with a variety of hearty dishes ranging from Osso Bucco to grilled red meats and cheeses.
Napa Valley Cab is expensive. Just take a look at the price per ton of Cabernet Sauvignon in California. Napa County clocks in at $7,421 a ton, well over twice that of even Sonoma County ($2,800/ton) and over 7 times the price of Lodi ($700/ton)!
Are these huge prices justified? In terms of what people are willing to pay, evidently so! Personally, we have a hard time making the math work. That said, there’s no doubt that Napa Valley is a special place for Cabernet Sauvignon. Given that, we’re always happy to find good examples without inflated price tags and that’s exactly what we have today in the 2015 Rubus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
The wine begins with a very inviting aroma of beautiful blackberry and baking spice along with some plum and vanilla. Taking a sip reveals a delicious medium to full-bodied Napa Cab with a good dollop of oak. A smooth texture, fine tannins and good acidity all make this a pleasure to drink. Plenty of juicy blackberry and plum spice-laden fruit lead into the dry and very long finish which also feautres some chocolate notes.
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2015 Rubus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
This is an easy choice for our list of The Best Cabernet Sauvignon Under $20. Check out the full list here!