Cabernet in July

While summer blazes on, most people reach for cold, crisp white wine to quench their desire for wine. Gregory dal Piaz of Snooth, however, has given the whites a rest and given Cabernets a shout out. As he writes, “what could be better with a steak off the grill, or better yet a lamb top round, or even grilled portobello caps?” 

For his review, dal Paz reviewed ten Cabernets under $20, as well as one over. Precept’s 2010 Canoe Ridge Expedition Series Cabernet Sauvignon came out a favorite of all the Cabs tasted. Dal Paz’s goal was to highlight wines consumers should be drinking and recommending to friends; not necessarily just the wines that score well. In fact, in his own tasting, the best scoring or most expensive wines, were not always his favorite. In the accompanying video to the review, dal Paz features five of his favorite summer-time Cabernets–his review of the Expedition starts at about four and a half minutes. 

Along with his 88 point score, dal Paz recommends our $17 Cabernet because it is “a lotta wine for the money.” 


 To view the video, register free for Snooth and click here.

Full review of Canoe Ridge 2010 Expedition Caberenet Sauvignon below, or more of of the review visit

“Nutty and toasty on the nose, this shows fine mineral, tomato leaf and fine red fruits. A touch sweet on entry, this is pretty powerful and opulent in the mouth though the fruit, tart red berried and slightly herbal. has a lovely fresh feel. The oak here is obvious if not intrusive with dusty tannins lingering on the back end and through the long, tart, oak driven finish. Still this is yummy even if it needs a year or more to fully integrate the oak. 88pts”

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