Best Cabernet Sauvignon under $15: We Found Your Top Bottles!
Nothing goes as well with a meal as do great friends, amazing food and a good bottle of wine. While prices of a few wines can hit the roof, there is an ample fare of lip-smacking and wonderfully flavored wines that not only adds glitter to your meal but also keeps your spending tabs in check.
Here is a small list of some of the best cabernet sauvignon under 15:
Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013:
The popularity of this wine is evident in the fact that it is offered along with the evening meals at Starbucks locations. This wine features rather bold flavors including blackberries and black cherries with just that hint of vanilla and currants and matched with mineral and earthy hues.
The deep flavors of the berries give this wine a smooth and lingering finish. This wine is ideal to be coupled with dishes that are tomato-based like Puttanesca and Bolognese as well as richly flavored foods like pot roast, braised lamb shanks and grilled.
The wine’s taste is clearly distinctive of currant, rich plum, floral flavors and sage mingling beautifully with the long and fine finish of the wonderfully textured cocoa tannins.
The Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 is a blend of 99% cabernet and 1% cabernet franc.
Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon 2013:
This wine certainly boasts of a style that combines big and bold beautifully. The Carnivor Cabernet has a deep inky color and offers dark fruity aromas that are hard to resist.
Leaving your mouth feeling all velvety with its flavors of toasted oak, mocha, coffee and dark berries, this wine has a distinctive, silky and lingering finish.
The first thing that catches your eye about this rather thick wine is its deep and gorgeous color. Smelling like boysenberries and wild berries, this fruit-forward wine is replete with chocolaty, peppery and meaty flavors too.
Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2013:
This wine’s flavor of concentrated red fruits from Washington is a definite highlight. Replete with silky tannins, this cabernet sauvignon has a beautifully complex yet deftly balanced structure.
Its taste is refreshing and expressive what with the combination of cherry and raspberry flavors combining with that touch of pepper and cinnamon.
This very inviting wine is a great combination with multiple foods. Do try it with pasta or beef tenderloin for that excellent pairing effect.
Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2013:
Full of aromas of baking spices and rich and dark fruits, this wine uses fresh blackberries and plum with flavors of dried fig, violet, Chinese Five-Spices and vanilla.
The juiciness of blackberries and plums are impossible to miss while that hint of smoky, sappy maple wood, hazelnuts and roasted almonds add their own uniqueness to the overall flavor.
The fine and firm tannins in the wine give it a deep texture that delivers a wonderful finish.
Tilia Cabernet Sauvignon 2013:
Your nose will happily smell the dominant tones of ripe black fruits yet will not miss the subtler tones of sweet tobacco, black pepper and cloves.
While the first flavors to burst forth in your mouth are those of cassis and black raspberries, it will be immediately followed by less predominant yet unmistakable notes of sweet spice, cedar and vanilla.
The lingering soft finish of the wine is made more beautifully by the superb texture offered by the fine-grained tannins.
Louis Martini Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon 2013:
Made with the best fruits sourced from various parts of Sonoma County, this wine’s flavors are rich and beautifully balanced.
Offering fruity flavors of jammy black plum and black currant, this Cab also exhibits hints of baking spice and caramelized oak. This wine packs a punch of a finish that is totally fruit-focused.
Prelius Cabernet Sauvignon 2013:
With combined aromas of blueberry, blackberry and just the right bit of cinnamon, this wine smells pleasurably opulent. The teasing final oak notes just about round off the taste in your palate.
It has a rich intense color interspersed with dark violet tones. This full-bodied Cab’s structure is solid and complex backed by the red ripe fruits and a great lingering finish.
The chocolate, currant and berry character of the wine is dominating. The round tannins allow for a succulent finish.
Haras de Pique Hussonet Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2010:
The deep purple-red hue of the wine imparts a profile of royalty while the aromas of mint, cedar, thyme, lavender and chocolate render beautiful aromas and flavors to it.
The spice and chocolate flavors are wonderfully balanced with laurel, black fruit and rosemary. Replete with smooth tannins for that velvety feel in your mouth, this wine is sure to find a permanent place in your heart and home.
Bogle Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Made with notes of tobacco and tea leaves, this wine will leave your nose satiated with its beautiful aroma.
Black currant and ripe red cherries take up the core of the wine and earthy American oak flavors round off the lingering finish. The chalky tannins add a satisfying and robust structure to the Cab.
Santa Ema Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012:
This wine’s color is a wonderful mixture of deep violet, ruby and red. The combination of flavors delivers a complex and sophisticated taste.
The fruity flavor is brought on by a mixture of ripe cherries and prunes while the subtler notes of roasted coffee and tobacco render an elegant structure to the wine.
Ripe tannins enhance the texture and allow for a long lingering finish. This Cab is ideally suited for coal-roasted meats, highly spiced foods, ripe cheeses, stews and casseroles.
The above Cabernet Sauvignon wines are some of my absolute favorites and add a great zing and zest to most of my meals notwithstanding the highly reasonable cost of each.
Go ahead, try them out and get that heady feeling of getting your wine perfectly right for every meal and for every occasion.