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#91
89
points

Castle Rock 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley (WA))

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Castle Rock does a fine job with this value Cabernet Sauvignon. Smooth and supple, the very pretty fruit flavors range from cranberry to black cherry. Delicate suggestions of mushroom, cocoa and dusty earth add welcome complexity.

 — P.G.  (7/1/2012)
#79
90
points

Michel Gassier 2009 Les Piliers Cabernet Sauvignon (Pays d'Oc)

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With 12 months spent in oak, this wine has a strong streak of vanilla and sweet spice throughout. Additional notes of clove, black cherry, plum and cassis abound on the nose and mouth, and linger well into the close alongside a touch of fudgy chocolate. The creamy texture is framed by medium tannins and balanced acidity. A great value ready to drink now.

 — L.B.  (2/1/2012)
#52
89
points

Napa Family Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

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Surprisingly good for the price, this Cab appeals for its dryness and elegance. With pleasant blackberry, blueberry and smoke flavors, its tannins are firm, leading to a long, sweet finish. Production was just under 1,500 cases.

 — S.H.  (4/1/2012)
#47
88
points

Santa Julia 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon (Mendoza)

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Pretty aromas of cassis, cherry and sweet cream are inviting. Feels good, with zesty acidity and nice overall balance. Flavors of black currant, Bing cherry and plum cover the bases, while the finish is easygoing. The epitome of everyday Cabernet.

 — M.S.  (5/1/2012)
#3
90
points

Liberty School 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles)

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You get a lot of pleasure from this affordable Cab. It’s dry, moderate in alcohol which gives it a light mouthfeel, and quite pleasant in classic flavors of blackberries, currants and herbs, touched with smoky oak. Elegantly constructed, it’s one of the best Cabernets of the vintage at this price.

 — S.H.  (2/1/2012)
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