5 Reasons To Fall In Love With Cabernet Sauvignon

In Partnership With Columbia Crest

Columbia Crest Wines X Wine Country Chick

What’s one of the boldest, most popular, and lovable wines in the world? I think most wine lovers would agree that it’s Cabernet Sauvignon. In honor of National Cabernet Day, I’ve partnered with Columbia Crest to showcase a few simple reasons why you should fall in love with this bold and flavor-punching varietal.

It Ages Gloriously

What do Jennifer Lopez and Cabernet Sauvignon have in common? Both age beautifully. Because of its robust flavor, firm structure, and full body characteristics, Cabernet Sauvignon typically has aging potential of 10+ years. You can drink it now or save it for a special night!

A Lot Of Your Friends Already Love It

In a study performed by Columbia Crest and Wakefield Research, it was found that 60% of wine drinkers consider Cab Sauv their go-to wine. With that said, Cabernet is always my go-to option when it comes to finding a crowd-pleaser for wine nights with friends.

It’s Grown All Around The World

Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most widely planted grapes in the world. You can find it in just about every corner of the world from Washington to Chile to Australia. In fact, Washington State is the nation’s second largest wine producer – behind California. Check out Columbia Crest’s 2016 H3 Cabernet Sauvignon (rated 90 points on Wine Spectator for Top Value) for a great Cab from Washington.

It Pairs With Your Favorite Foods

Cab is known for its rich flavors and high tannins, which makes it the perfect partner for steak, flavorful dishes, and even dark chocolate. Therefore, it’s no surprise that nearly two-thirds of wine drinkers say the perfect night for a Cab is a date night with a partner*.

*Source: Wakefield research conducted in 2019 of Adults 21+ who drink wine

It’s Sold At Every Price Point

Wondering how much it costs to buy a bottle of Cab? The good news is that Cabernet is sold at just about every price point from about $5 to $500,000 (yes, there’s a bottle of Cab that sells for that much money). Wakefield Research found that about 76% of wine drinkers say that they pay $15 (on average) or less for a bottle. Are you looking for a good Cabernet at that price point? Check out the 2016 Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon for $12 (or less if you’re a club member)!

About Columbia Crest

Located in Paterson, Washington, Columbia Crest’s vineyards span over 2,500 acres and comprise some of the best land in Washington. The winery is a leader in Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2009, Columbia Crest’s 2005 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon became the first wine from Washington to be named Wine Spectator’s No. 1 Wine in the World in their annual Top 100 wines of the world ranking. The winery is committed to producing outstanding and approachable wines all while using the techniques of a small winery and maintaining the value of a larger one.