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|2010 Twenty Bench Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml - $22.99|
"True to the Twenty Bench style deep, dark hue, rich, complex nose with dense color, lots of cassis, blackberry, licorice and quite lush, good natural vineyard concentration and balanced with nice vanilla oak. This is a profound example of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that can easily hang with Napa Cabs at twice the price." -The Winery
Cabernet Blends are powerful and complex combinations that are usually full-bodied and dark. Their structure and finesse manifest a vibrant fruit expression.
Generally, the grape varietals that are blended are Cabernet, Shiraz and Merlot and Cabernet, Shiraz, Malbec and Merlot.
Cabernet Blends are notable for their dominant fruit expression. These are exciting and amazing as they become complex with age.
Here are 7 Cabernet Blends that are worth trying:
1. Amberley Estate Secret Lane 2012 Cabernet Merlot
This is a pleasantly fragrant blend with attractive blue and blackberry characters and decorous, supportive oak. Its color is dark crimson red with a scarlet hue. It has an aroma of blackcurrant and mulberry spice that are complemented by hints of classic Margaret River bay leaf and dried herbs. The palate persists with its great length of fruit characters finishing beautifully with powdery tannins.
2. Brokenwood Cricket Pitch 2010 Cabernet Merlot Shiraz
This blend has medium color and density with aromas of red cherry, spice and sweet oak. It has excellent fruit flavors and balance with low tannins. This blend is good with seafood, pasta and light meat dishes.
3. Devils Lair Hidden Cave 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz
This engaging blend delivers aromas of mocha and coffee with a hint of star anise. Tobacco leaf is also present which gives way to a rich and voluptuous palate of blackberries and dark chocolate.
4. Leasingham Bin 56 2011 Cabernet Malbec
This blend has a red ruby color with purple hues, lifted aromas of red and blackberries with hints of chocolate and cedar spice. The palate is medium-bodied with a rich mouth-feel that is underpinned by focused and fine-grained tannins. This blend is perfect with lamb and spicy sausages.
5. Penfolds Bin 389 2010 Cabernet Shiraz
It has a magnificent core of impeccably polished black cherries, glossy blackberries and liquorice straps with bright liveliness and monumental line and length.
6. Petaluma Coonawarra 2010 Cabernet Blend
Petaluma's choice of Coonawarra to grow Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot was made in the recognition of its ideal climate for the production of an elegant and dense Australian red wine of pedigree. The simple hallmark Petaluma yellow label has come to represent Australian wines of refined elegance but stamped indelibly with characteristics of their vineyards of origin. Petaluma wines have been established as New World Classics of Australia's best regions.
7. Fox Creek JSM Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc
Its colour is deep, vibrant, garnet red and it has an aroma of dark cherry, raspberry and savoury deli meats. The palate is fresh and has a variety of flavours from cherry to dark berries and spice from the Cabernet Franc. The middle palate offers rich fruit and a dry finish.
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|2011 Collision Point Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml - $14.99|
"The 2011 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon 60% from Lodi 40% from Monterey. The 2011 Collision Point Cabernet Sauvignon has rich color of a ruby core that fades out to a ruby rim. The ruby color leaves a faint stain on the glass. The aromatics of mint, eucalptus, bing cherries and red plums jump out of the glass. Tobacco, bay leaves and cedar provide a nice compliment to the bright fruit. When the wine hits your pallet the cherry and the plum are fresh. The secondary notes of nutmeg, cloves and tobacco fill in the mid-palete with the layers of cedar and the bay leaves linger on your pallet. Drink now. Pairings: BBQ pork, grilled steak, cajuned or blackened fish." -The Winery
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