value wine of the week: beringer cabernet knights valley 2009

July 27th, 2012 | Posted by admin in WINE

It’s grilling season and we’re raising the price bar a little bit this week by introducing a beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon from California.   Napa and Sonoma Cabernets are considered the “king of red wine”.

Even the most casual wine drinker has heard of Beringer.  They produce wine for the masses, but did you know they have some very high-end wines that are often outstanding?  This particular Cabernet Sauvignon from the Knights Valley region of northern Sonoma County is an outstanding Cabernet having recently received a score of 91 points.  The release price is listed in the upper $20’s, but I found this at Total Wine for $19.99.  This certainly represents an outstanding wine for an excellent price.  Be sure to look closely at the label because they also make a “Reserve” Cabernet and it sells for $45-$50.

Cabernets of this quality usually cost in the mid $30-$40 range.  It drinks beautifully now but will last for another 8-10 years.  You will find rich dark fruits along with smooth tannins in this food friendly Cabernet.  Pair it with grilled steak, lamb chops, burgers or pork chops.

There were over 79,000 cases made so you should be able to find it pretty easily, but don’t wait too long, this will get gobbled up quickly by those who appreciate great Cabernets.



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