Dark Horse Wines

The Original California Cabernet Sauvignon

8.61522 ratings
8.116 pro ratings
California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Dark Ruby with heavy spice nose masking fruit. On the palate some blackberry fruit peaks through the strong pepper spice flavors. Tannins are rustic and strong, doubtful they will soften this wine. Finish was off balance. Pass. Tasting Sample.

Dark Ruby with heavy spice nose masking fruit. On the palate some blackberry fruit peaks through the strong pepper spice flavors. Tannins are rustic and strong, doubtful they will soften this wine. Finish was off balance. Pass. Tasting Sample.

Jun 2nd, 2018
Sean Wallner - SGWS

A very deep, dark, expressive Cab. Dark plum, chocolate, spice, and oak on the nose with additional notes of blackberry and raisin. Full bodied, dry, and tannic. A pretty awesome Cabernet Sauvignon!

A very deep, dark, expressive Cab. Dark plum, chocolate, spice, and oak on the nose with additional notes of blackberry and raisin. Full bodied, dry, and tannic. A pretty awesome Cabernet Sauvignon!

14 people found it helpfulApr 8th, 2015
Beth Hedlund

So bold and full of flavor yet smooth, amazing!!

So bold and full of flavor yet smooth, amazing!!

6 people found it helpfulApr 18th, 2014
Sabina Grahn

A bit bitter

A bit bitter

5 people found it helpfulDec 30th, 2014
Eric Hwang

Drinks more like a Zinfandel. Clean with a bit of sweetness and lots of extracted ripe black fruit. Somewhat flabby, but I guess that makes it go down a little too easy. Smooth and mellow, but a bit drab.

Drinks more like a Zinfandel. Clean with a bit of sweetness and lots of extracted ripe black fruit. Somewhat flabby, but I guess that makes it go down a little too easy. Smooth and mellow, but a bit drab.

4 people found it helpfulApr 11th, 2015
Leslie Cayanus

Really nice heavy, dry Cab. Can't really believe how inexpensive this is. Definite weekly glass go to.

Really nice heavy, dry Cab. Can't really believe how inexpensive this is. Definite weekly glass go to.

3 people found it helpfulOct 4th, 2015
Jill Spivey

A sweet fruity cab sauv but very drinkable.

A sweet fruity cab sauv but very drinkable.

3 people found it helpfulJan 31st, 2015
Chris Young

A real delight and surprise. Dark berry taste with really good tannins. Highly recommend with beef or chicken dishes.

A real delight and surprise. Dark berry taste with really good tannins. Highly recommend with beef or chicken dishes.

2 people found it helpfulDec 22nd, 2017
Robert van den Akker

Let it breath.
Cinnamon
Smooth

Let it breath.
Cinnamon
Smooth

2 people found it helpfulOct 1st, 2017
Niall Manogue

Not bad for drinking on its own, though would prob benefit from something nice to nibble on, me thinks.

Not bad for drinking on its own, though would prob benefit from something nice to nibble on, me thinks.

2 people found it helpfulDec 21st, 2015