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Cabernet Sauvignon – 2014

The Cabernet Sauvignon category featured 26 wines (17 producers and 11 single vineyards) that came from grapes sourced from across the state; Ten (38%) were appellated Texas, five (19%) from the Texas Hill Country, ten (38%) from the Texas High Plains and one (4%) from the Texas Davis Mountains. The prices of the wines submitted ranged from $13 to $55 and included the following: 3 from the 2008 vintage, 1 from 2009, 3 from 2010, 2 from 2011, 15 from 2012 and 1 was from multiple vintages.

 

The Top 5 Rated Cabernet Sauvignons:

  1. Pilot Knob Vineyard, Texas Hill Country, Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 – Highly Recommended, $45

  2. Becker Vineyards, Texas High Plains, Canada Family Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve, 2012 – Highly Recommended, $45

  3. Fall Creek Vineyards, Texas Hill Country, ‘Meritus’ 2010 – Highly Recommended, $40

  4. Landon Winery, Texas High Plains, Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve, 2008 – Highly Recommended, $24/Library

  5. Westcave Cellars Winery, Texas Hill Country, Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 – Highly Recommended, $50

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