7th Cabernet Shootout Results
Scores: Women 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

Louis M. Martini 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Sonoma County, $18.00
303800 cases produced
(92) GOLD
 

Female: Cherry and dark fruit compote aromas. Gorgeous fruit on the palate. Nice acid. Nice wine!
Cannonball Wines 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
California, $15.00
30000 cases produced
(91) PUMPKIN
 

Female: Oooh - caramel covered cherries in the glass. The aromas are replicated in the mouth with roasted coffee notes. Nice acid on the finish.
Barefoot Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
California, $6.99
362000 cases produced
(90) BLUE GREEN
 

Female: Raspberry aromas begin at entry and continues through mid-palate where a touch of herbs and spice join in. Delicate and elegant fruit. A focused Cabernet.
Darkhorse 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
California, $8.99
50000 cases produced
(90)
Female: Bright red and blue fruit aromas. The lush palate reflects the nose. Nicely balanced. I want a pizza!
Edna Valley Vineyard 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Paso Robles, $15.00
29400 cases produced
(90) BEIGE
 

Female: Rich and dense fruit. Chocolate covered cherry flavors. Silky and smooth.
Trim Wine 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
California, $11.99
9994 cases produced
(90)
Female: Cherry and black cherry aromas. Red fruit on the palate. Lush sour cherry on the finish. Nice acid! Easy to drink and enjoy.

heartheartheart = An Affair to Remember = Silver Medal

Angeline 2011 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Sonoma County, $18.00
6000 cases produced
(89)
Female: Black fruit with a greenhouse note on the nose. Cherry cough drops and vanilla splash alongside and repeat on the palate with a eucalyptus nose showing through.
Edge 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
North Coast, $20.00
18487 cases produced
(89) KHAKI
 

Female: Cooked fruit and cinnamon aromas. Dark fruit flavors with vanilla and coconut accents. A manly wine!
Mirassou 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
California, $12.00
127800 cases produced
(89)
Female: Herbal and floral notes meld with blackberries, cherries and subtle spice. Easy to quaff. Lively and balanced through the cherry finish.
Twisted Sisters 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Paso Robles, $20.00
1075 cases produced
(89)
Female: Fruit focused aromas. The palate is dense showing cherry and berry flavors with full on tannins. Licorice notes and spice are showcased mid-palate through the juicy fruit finish.
Eberle 2010 Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon
Paso Robles, $20.00
4568 cases produced
(88)
Female: Elusive aromatics opening to subtle black fruit and light toast on aeration. Dark black fruit, black raspberry and Cocoa on the palate. The finish is lean. Nice wine.
Orsianna 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon
Mendocino, $19.95
1200 cases produced
(88)
Female: Sweet cherry pie aromas open to sweet and then sour cherry flavors. Easy to drink with appropriate tannins on the finish.
Rodney Strong Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Sonoma County, $18.00
280000 cases produced
(88)
Female: Cherry and milk chocolate aromas. Juicy sour cherry flavors. Well mannered tannins kick in on the finish. Nice acidity. Well balanced.
Ciccone 2011 Estate Cabernet Franc
Leelanau, $17.95
160 cases produced
(87)
Female: The nose shows spice and barnyard notes. The palate is juicier than expected with raspberry and boysenberry flavors. Light cranberry notes on the finish. Nice acidity.
Martin Ray Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Sonoma County, $20.00
7500 cases produced
(86)
Female: Barnyard and menthol notes. The tannins are quite aggressive. There is fruit as the wine opens but the tannins are still dominant. Needs time. I would like to taste this again in 6-8 months.
The Naked Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
California, $12.00
84000 cases produced
(86)
Female: Grape jam aromas. Candied fruit. Simple and easy to drink.
Twenty Rows 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, $20.00
7000 cases produced
(86)
Female: Elusive nose of light red fruit and cedar. Very tightly wound. Needs time!

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