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:

Hedges H.I.P. Cabernet

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.

Double Canyon Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet

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.  

Hedges_Wine_Estate.jpgViews from Hedges Red Mountain estate in Washington.


Napa classics:

Round Pond Kith + Kin Cabernet

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 Cabernet

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 Cabernet

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 tasting room.jpgClos Pegase estate in Calistoga

Other California gems:

B.R. Cohn Cabernet

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 THE Cab

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.

br cohn vineyards.jpgB.R. Cohn's vineyard in Sonoma