Love blackberry notes in your cab? Then you’ve found a home in Lorimar’s 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon by winemaker, Marshall Stuart. This layered but bright wine shows off what this varietal can do in light sandy loam soils. Clean and delicate with no herbaceous flavors that traditionally come from wetter climates, it maintains some subtle earthy notes, but is mainly heavy on the cherry with a sprinkling of pepper. Its bright taste profile is matched with a lighter-than-usual color. An all-round solid buy for those who lean towards the fruit-forward. This is going to pair well with most traditional culinary cab candidates like lamb, beef and pork, however due to its cherry overtones, it also stands up well to berries, dark chocolate cake and most nuts. This is a really handy bottle to have at the ready.
- Winemaker: Marshall Stuart
- Appellation: 66% Temecula, California; 27% California; 7% Contra Costa County
- Varietal Breakdown: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon; 14% Merlot; 6% Petite Sirah
- Retail Price: $54
- Case Production: 979
- Alcohol Volume: 14.7%