I think the Estancia Cabernet is a great wine and the shop I buy it at sells it for under $10.
This outstanding wine has long been the standard by which great Chilean Cabernet is measured.
This plush, plummy Cabernet from the stellar 2007 vintage is an easy-drinking pleasure.
And all of this relates to food passions, too: At a restaurant where the owner's passion is fish, we wouldn't usually expect to find great value in American Cabernet Sauvignon.
Venge, who also produces Calistoga Ranch's private-label Cabernet, speeds up the typical lengthy blending process by offering just three varietals - a Stagecoach Cabernet and Syrah as well as a Merlot from his father's Saddleback vineyard.
From Lenn Thompson: Cornerstone Cellars 2004 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
If the Cabernet were a $100 bottle from Napa Valley, no doubt elegant or sleek would be more along the lines of what the winemaker was hoping for.
"Would my Cabernet Sauvignon still be called Cabernet Sauvignon?" asks Carole Meredith, a professor in the Department of Viticulture and Enology at the University of California, Berkeley, and a vineyard owner.