7th Cabernet Shootout Results
Scores: Men Judges Bang for your Buck

7th Cabernet Shootout Results
Scores: Women Judges
Scores: Women Judges Bang for Your Buck
Scores: Men Judges
Scores: Men Judges Bang for Your Buck

heartheartheartheart = Love at First Sip = Gold Medal

Twisted Sisters 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Paso Robles, $20.00
1075 cases produced
(92)
Male: Mint, oregano and eucalyptus in the glass. Bright cherry and boysenberry flavors with vanilla spice on the finish. A treat! Will age beautifully.
Louis M. Martini 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
 
Sonoma County, $18.00
303800 cases produced
(91) GOLD
 

Male: French-like aromas. Excellent minerality accents the fruit. Long finish. Balanced!
Angeline 2011 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Sonoma County, $18.00
6000 cases produced
(90)
Male: Black fruit aromas with coffee and warm spice accents. Thick black fruit palate showing mostly plum and black currant fruit. Very good, if a bit grippy. Well layered elements of fruit and spice notes.
Edge 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
 
North Coast, $20.00
18487 cases produced
(90) KHAKI
 

Male: Orange peel melds nicely with the black raspberry fruit on the nose. The fruit, spice and tannins are well-balanced. Good mouth feel and structure
Edna Valley Vineyard 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
 
Paso Robles, $15.00
29400 cases produced
(90) BEIGE
 

Male: Plum, cassis, dried herbs, and green spices on the nice nose. Balanced entry showing good fruit and herb integration. The finish is lush.
Martin Ray Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Sonoma County, $20.00
7500 cases produced
(90)
Male: Dark purple in color. Forest and moss nose. Red fruit flavors. Well balanced. Classic Cabernet Sauvignon.
Mirassou 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
California, $12.00
127800 cases produced
(90)
Male: Black currant, blackberry, currant leaf, and moist eucalyptus open to more earthiness, spice and cedar aromas. Concentrated berry flavors. Lovely texture. Attractive and balanced flavors.
Trim Wine 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
California, $11.99
9994 cases produced
(90)
Male: Smoky oak, vanilla, a touch of mint, and red fruit. Gentle use of oak. Soft fruit leads to lush, defined fruit. Pleasing sweet finish.

heartheartheart = An Affair to Remember = Silver Medal

Barefoot Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
 
California, $6.99
362000 cases produced
(89) BLUE GREEN
 

Male: Light and ripe fruit aromas make for an interesting nose. Lush mid-palate. Good rich mouthfeel.
Cannonball Wines 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
 
California, $15.00
30000 cases produced
(89) PUMPKIN
 

Male: Nice fruit forward style. Clean bright cherry flavors. Black tea and leather notes add interest. A hint of sweetness on the finish.
Ciccone 2011 Estate Cabernet Franc
Leelanau, $17.95
160 cases produced
(89)
Male: Fascinating aromatic of exotic spice and black fruit. Black fruit core with a tight finish.
Darkhorse 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
California, $8.99
50000 cases produced
(89)
Male: Bold and smoky aromas. Delicious fruit (plum and cherry) - rounded and defined - dives through to the satisfying finish.
Eberle 2010 Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon
Paso Robles, $20.00
4568 cases produced
(89)
Male: The nose displays aromas of mushroom and deft use of French oak. Ripe fruit on entry with vanilla and raisin notes joining late. Soft tannins.
Rodney Strong Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Sonoma County, $18.00
280000 cases produced
(89)
Male: Chocolate and black raspberry with toasted mocha aromas. Well structured and balanced combination of fruit, spice, tannins, and acid.
Orsianna 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon
Mendocino, $19.95
1200 cases produced
(88)
Male: Thick texture and red ruby color in the glass. The nose displays cough drops and chocolate notes. The soft fore palate is cranberry which carries through the mid-palate. Sour cherry flavors on the finish.
The Naked Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
California, $12.00
84000 cases produced
(87)
Male: Forward nose of ripe black currant, spice and coffee. Balanced fruit flavors. Drink soon and drink often.
Twenty Rows 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, $20.00
7000 cases produced
(87)
Male: Deep purple in color. Nose of American oak and moss. Nice fruit. Youthful tannins. Will improve with time.
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