Winner of the Caymus Blind Tasting is...


2019 Willowlake Cabernet Sauvignon

Top 3 Wines in terms of voting:
1) Willowlake Cabernet Sauvignon ($29.99)
2) Cape Charles Cabernet Sauvignon ($24.99)
3) Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon ($69.97)

2019 Willowlake Sonoma County Cabernet
Release Price: Somewhere between $80 and $150 per bottle
winestore. Price: $29.99 (net)
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So the votes from our blind tasting are in, and there was a clear winner - 2019 Willowlake Cabernet.

I have to say I'm not surprised.

We told you when this wine was released in August that this Cabernet was "the best 100% Cabernet under $50 we will offer you this year (other than Cape Charles)."

We also noted; "You are not going to find 100% Cabernet from Napa or Sonoma for $29.99 per bottle that is going to outdrink the quality of this - full stop."

I think you all may agree with us! Major shout out to 2nd place winner Cape Charles Cabernet and the 3rd place winner Caymus Cabernet!

What did we originally tell you about Willowlake?

From that table of insanity comes the best 100% Cabernet under $50 we will offer you this year (other than Cape Charles).

So yes - on that table was a sample from a lot of 6 barrels of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from a winery that while I can't tell you their name, I can tell you up until we bought the lot we had never heard of them. That sample was brought to us by Baron Ziegler (who I mentioned to you last week)
Clearly other people had heard of this estate though. Their winemaker is one of the most legendary female winemakers in California history. Their $150 Cabernets regularly receive insanely high scores (the 2019 Estate Cabernet - the same vintage as our juice - received 98 points from James Suckling). Their program apparently was so successful that they even started bottling some of their leftover juice themselves (vs. bulking it out) and were still charging $80 per bottle!!
This is dense, dark, tannic Cabernet for those of you that like the big stuff - but it is not over the top. First sip you can tell the quality of the fruit, and the craftsmanship.
With everything going on with the supply chain regarding dry goods, the massive shortage of wine, and all the inflationary pressures out there right now, I am able to tell you this; You are not going to find 100% Cabernet from Napa or Sonoma for $29.99 per bottle that is going to outdrink the quality of this - full stop.

So if you were waiting to see what all the fuss is about, now may be the time to check in 😁

I know what I'm drinking tonight!


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