As Labor Day approaches, the anticipation of fall weather has us craving bolder, darker reds, and on National Cabernet Day, that’s just what we’re going to drink. While summer is fading away, our seasonal wanderlust has not yet departed. Our thirst for a good, bold Cab is taking us to seven beautiful wineries in California and Washington.
Washington’s rustic reds:
Led by a passion for authenticity and a deep connection to the land they call home, the Hedges Family epitomizes the modern wine estate. This wine features Cabernet from the Columbia Valley blended with a small amount of Syrah from their Red Mountain estate.
The grapes for this Cabernet were hand-harvested from Double Canyon’s estate vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills region of Washington. Luscious flavors of dark berries and spice give plenty to savor.
Views from Hedges Red Mountain estate in Washington.
Round Pond blends grapes from their Rutherford estate with grapes from other corners of Napa Valley to create a wine that is focused on the purity of fruit, with savory earthy undertones.
Solace sources fruit from Coombsville in Napa to create a soft wine with elegant richness and amazing aromatics. The flavors of dark fruit, spices and freshness will push you for another glass.
Clos Pegase carefully crafts complex and harmonious wines from their estate vineyards, located throughout Napa Valley. Intensity and elegance await you with deep flavors, followed by a silky smooth finish.
Clos Pegase estate in Calistoga
Other California gems:
B.R. Cohn Winery blends grapes from select hillside vineyards throughout California's North Coast. The result is a powerful Cabernet bursting with lush fruit flavors, smooth notes of vanilla and a long finish.
Cosentino sources the fruit for their Cabernet from Lodi, a wine region prized for expressive grapes. Their Cab is a big, bold, fruit forward wine that bursts with cherry and baking spices, leading into a smooth finish.