Let’s count the way’s:
The three B’s: BIG, BOLD, & BEAUTIFUL!
With so many wine’s on the market how do you choose? The first question I usually ask a client is how much would you like to spend? This will give you a start. Nothing more confusing when a client would tell me I want a good bottle. Well, let’s speak the truth here. A good bottle may mean very different thing’s to many people. Example: some may think a $12 bottle is a great bottle while other’s might prefer to think a $80 bottle would be great!
So, getting to know your client’s budget is key when trying to suggest a bottle of wine. Price does not matter, you can usually find great bottle’s to suit everyone’s palate and price range.
Napa Valley is known for making some of the very BEST Cabernet Sauvignon’s. And I must say I do agree! While there are many other regions that make fabulous Cabernet Sauvignon’s and many that are much more cost-effective. Yes, Napa Valley pricing has gone as high as their reputation in the biz.
If you like dark bold fruits, blackberries, plums, dark cherries, currants, licorice, smoky oak, rich tannins, vanilla, chocolate, raspberries, tobacco, and dry red wines Cabernet Sauvignon will please you. Typically they are full-bodied, robust, layers of flavors, complex, and long finish.
My favorite food with Cabernet Sauvignon is a nice good cut juicy steak. Oh it is insane how well the two pair. I feel this varietal was made for meat lover’s. The meat just taste better and the wine becomes silky succulent sexy and savoring!
What are some choices and various prices from some well reputable winery’s?
Lyeth- Sonoma County $11-$14
Louis M. Martini, Sonoma County $17-$20
Beringer Knight’s Valley, $27-$30
Hess Collection, Mendocino-Lake Napa $17-$20
Buehler, Napa Valley $35-$38
Bodega Catena Zapata, Mendoza Argentina $22 $25
Trapiche Broquel, Mendoza, Argentina $17-$20
Bodegas y Vinedos O. Fournier, Maule Valley, Chile $11-$14
Falesco Umbria, Italy $42-$46
L’Ecole No. 41, Walla Walla Valley, WA $40-$43
So many to choose from. I say just start experiencing one bottle at a time and explore different regions! Salute!