From the moment the shutdown completely isolated us at home to today’s hybrid of half Zoom, half in-person meet-ups, a glass of wine has helped us navigate stressful days. Since today is International Cabernet Day, we thought we’d celebrate the toughest grape out there, the Cabernet grape. We’re presenting a few red wine options that will take your tastebuds on a journey.
In celebration of International Cabernet Day, we’re highlighting six Cabs or Cab Sauvs from the budget-friendly Our Daily Cab and Bread & Butter, and the splurge-worthy True Myth, Silver Spur, Smith & Hook, and Antler Hill. These American cabs are exactly what you need to enjoy the full-bodied wine varietal. Let’s get to know these amazing American red wines.
Exceptional Value Wines
Our Daily Cab, $11.00: Go green while drinking this Cabernet. Our Daily Cab is USDA Organic, vegan, gluten-free, and has no detectible sulfites. Enjoy notes of delicious dark fruit and save the planet one sip at a time. The palate is velvety and smooth with dark fruit, chewy tannins, and a rich vanilla finish.
Bread & Butter Cabernet Sauvignon, $16.00: Looking to elevate your weekday wine? Bread & Butter Cabernet Sauvignon is your ideal choice. You may remember our brunch with them pre-covid era. This robust wine charms with layers of mocha, fresh berries, blackcurrant, and subtle black pepper, toasted oak, and rich vanilla. Round and soft with a hint of spice, soft tannins weave into a smooth and lingering finish of sweet vanilla.
True Myth Cabernet Sauvignon, $24.00: Indulge in Mother Nature’s gift of rich and fertile soils of the Central Coast of California with this Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is full of polished aromas of blueberry, cherry, and vanilla, leading to flavors of dark red fruits, black currants, and hints of pepper, mocha, and caramelized oak. Rich yet smooth, this wine is very approachable now and will continue to mature for years to come.
Silver Spur Limited Edition Ryder Cup Cabernet Sauvignon, $35.00: A balanced, bold, and powerful representation of Napa Valley Cab, the Silver Spur Cabernet Sauvignon is full-bodied and delicately layered. A balanced, bold, elegant, and powerful representation of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from the 2018 vintage. This wine will continue to be celebrated in years to come, this wine is a true collector’s wine.
Smith & Hook Reserve, $45.00: Transport yourself to the wild, wild west of Paso Robles through this carefully crafted Cabernet Sauvignon made by winemaker Megan McCollough. This Reserve possesses aromas of red cherries, cassis, and cedar that boast the beauty of the Paso Robles AVA. With time, its nose continues to evolve, revealing plum, leather, and tobacco accents. This seductive deep brick red wine has crimson hues, aromas of red cherries, cassis, cedar, warm gravel, and graphite. The wine is in constant motion, playfully dancing across the palate to finish with fine, dusty tannins.
Antler Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, $75.00: With grapes purposefully sourced from trusted growers in Napa Valley, this Cabernet Sauvignon from Biltmore Winery is a premium offering with limited availability. Relish the deep flavors and robust fragrance of this handcrafted, fruit-forward Cabernet Sauvignon. Its exclusivity holds it to a high standard; this allows club members and on-site restaurant patrons to enjoy a deeper connection with Biltmore’s wine program.
We hope you will grab one or two bottles of these American Cabernets to enjoy on International Cabernet Day, the upcoming seasons, and any more possible stressful days.