2014 Consilience Cabernet Sauvignon

We were recently visiting Santa Barbara County we had the pleasure of sharing a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Sanger Family of Wines (Solvang) Consilience 2014. This was our first taste of Cabs from Santa Barbara County more known for Pinot Noir (Sideways 2004) and we were pleasantly surprised.

The dark fruit aromas of blackberries with hints of vanilla and mint, medium tannins and acidity with a smooth finish for a Cab from young vines. We expect to see more Cabernet Sauvignon’s from this region in the years to come. This Cabernet is a wonderful sipping wine that can be enjoyed alone or paired with Italian food or an olive and salami crudité platter. I give this                                                                     wine 3 glasses.  

Details: This Cabernet Sauvignon was aged 20 months in older, neutral oak barrels (70% French, 20% American, and 10% Hungarian). It is 86% Estelle Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Estelle Vineyard Merlot, and 4% Estelle Vineyard Tempranillo.


About myredwineguys

My red wine guys, Jim and Rich, have been drinking and comparing red wines together for the last 10 years. We drink reds exclusively (except for champagne during New Year’s Eve celebration's or special occasions). In our search to find the best red wine for the buck, we are constantly buying and drinking a variety of reds. Frequently, we see many of our favorite reds increase in price (making them impractical to buy and consume with the dismal economy). This motivates us to try and compare lesser known reds from a variety of wineries. We are constantly telling our friends where to buy and save on these great reds. One weekend over a bottle of red wine (of course), we decided to share our recommendations with the world via a blog (with the support of our wives who really think this is another way for us to drink more red wine). We are going to be making road trips up the coast and sharing our opinions on some great California Reds. Jim is a retired Navy Senior Chief now working as a Navy Technical Rep. His world travels have given him the opportunity to taste wines on different continents. He finds himself often comparing them to his favorite region – Napa Valley’s Oakville/Rutherford districts that produce some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon's. Richard is a musician who grew up in Santa Maria with a family rich with red wine tradition. According to the family legends, his grandfather used to make wine out of grapefruit when grapes were not available. He grew up drinking and making wine with his father and other Italian families in the central coast, long before there were grape vines in the area. In fact, the reason his family located to California was to make wine! Thank you for visiting our site! We hope you enjoy a glass of exceptional red wine soon!
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