Cabernet Quality in Our Shop and Why It Matters

Love a good quality Cabernet Sauvignon?  We do too!  At E-Ville Spirits and Wines we take pride in the quality of the wines that we feature in our shop.  Cabernet quality is so important to us that we personally taste and rate each wine that we sell in our store.

Cabernet quality grapes

What is Cabernet Sauvignon?

Cabernet Sauvignon is a small, blueish colored, thick-skinned grape. It has a high pip (which gives it it’s tannins) to pulp ratio.  The thick skins give it the deep rich color.   One of our favorite varieties, Cabernet is  now considered the worlds most prevalent red wine grape variety and quality Cabernet grapes are grown throughout the world.

What are the Characteristics of Cabernet?

The flavor profile of a Cabernet will vary depending on where the grape is grown.  It can even vary from one region or sub-region to another.   What do you look for when your choosing a Cabernet?  Some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon wines are full bodied with a good well balanced structure and deep color. They are tannic in youth, especially when matured in oak, and often require a few years to soften before they become enjoyable to drink.

Why does Cabernet Quality Matter?

First of all, nobody wants to throw their money away ever, right? So first and foremost if you are not buying a Cabernet of good quality then you are just wasting your money, enough said.  Secondly, do you like to lay your wines down and let them age? If so then Cabernet quality should matter to you.  A good quality Cabernet can be quite  tannic in youth.  With a few years of aging it will soften and become enjoyable to drink.  Many Cabernet wines are organic or even biodynamic and quality Cabernet’s don’t have additives.  So when you are spending your money, spend wisely and remember that Cabernet quality does matter.

 3of Our Favorite Affordable, Quality Cabernet Wines at E-Ville Spirits:

Sean Minor Cabernet Sauvignon $16.99 – this Pasa Robles Cabernet Sauvignon is ruby red in color and displays aromas of black cherry, plum and violets.

Ramsey Cabernet Sauvignon $17.99 – a North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon full of deep cherry and berry flavors with a chewy mouth feel.

Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon $24.99 – a classic Napa Valley with deep, rich color and a concentrated velvety black fruit character.

At E-Ville Spirits and we pride ourselves on carrying some of the best quality wines in the the area.  You can stop in the store located at 10 Monroe St. in Ellicottville, NY 14731 or you can shop online for all of the wines and liquors that we have in stock.  Dont’ forget to Like Us on Facebook   to see all of our tasting events and classes too!



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