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Great Buys in Cabernet Sauvignon

Need a new cabernet sauvignon recommendation? Don't want to spend a fortune? Al and Hugh have you covered. Click the links to purchase their recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.


The Wines

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60

Quality key:  * = decent wine   ** = very good wine   *** = superb wine   ****= elite

Castle Rock Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, Washington '14*** $ AMAZING VALUE

Super value in serious cab sauv, deep, flavorful complex

Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon, by Columbia Crest '15  **1/2 $ VALUE

Medium bodied but packed with flavor and finesse 

Alias Cabernet Sauvignon, California '16**1/2 $ VERY GOOD VALUE

Very aromatic cab sauv, over-delivers on flavor 

Hayes Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, California '16  *** $ GREAT VALUE

Smooth juicy cab sauv with stealth tannins, silky texture

Back Story Cabernet Sauvignon, California '16 **1/2  $ GREAT VALUE

Sweet generous cab sauv, big body, big flavor 

All of these wines can be purchased at Kenilworth Wine and Spirits.

Click on the bottle for direct ordering and home delivery.

Al Spoler, well known to WYPR listeners as the wine-loving co-host of "Cellar Notes" has had a long-standing parallel interest in cooking as well. Al has said, the moment he started getting serious about Sunday night dinners was the same moment he started getting serious about wine. Over the years, he has benefited greatly from being a member of the Cork and Fork Society of Baltimore, a gentlemen's dining club that serves black tie meals cooked by the members themselves who are some of Baltimore's most accomplished amateur cooks.
As General Partner of Clipper City Brewing Company, L.P., Hugh J. Sisson is among Baltimore's premier authorities on craft brewing and a former manager of the state's first pub brewery, Sissons, located in Federal Hill. A fifth generation Baltimorean, Hugh has been involved in all aspects of craft brewing.