Domaine Berrien Cellars

Crown of Cab Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.015 ratings
9.12 pro ratings
Michigan, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Daniel P. Drake

This afternoon a good friend and I shared the 2011 Domaine Berrien Cellars Crown of Cab. The wine is a blend of 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec. Your classic Bordeaux blend and again from my favorite winery in Southwest Michigan.

On the nose you will find black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, licorice, herbs, spice and a nice earth component.

The palate brings forth the dark fruit, black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, green bell pepper, menthol, black licorice, spice, an herbal note and a nice earthy loam.

The wine is full bodied with medium + acidity and medium + sandy tannins that leads to a long clean dark fruit finish. What a pleasant and surprising experience we enjoyed this afternoon. I loved how this wine has developed over time and given another 5 to 10 years it will continue to gracefully age. This is Domaine Barrien's flagship wine and for the price you can't beat it. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a great week ahead. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

This afternoon a good friend and I shared the 2011 Domaine Berrien Cellars Crown of Cab. The wine is a blend of 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec. Your classic Bordeaux blend and again from my favorite winery in Southwest Michigan.

On the nose you will find black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, licorice, herbs, spice and a nice earth component.

The palate brings forth the dark fruit, black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, green bell pepper, menthol, black licorice, spice, an herbal note and a nice earthy loam.

The wine is full bodied with medium + acidity and medium + sandy tannins that leads to a long clean dark fruit finish. What a pleasant and surprising experience we enjoyed this afternoon. I loved how this wine has developed over time and given another 5 to 10 years it will continue to gracefully age. This is Domaine Barrien's flagship wine and for the price you can't beat it. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a great week ahead. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Mar 10th, 2019
Gina Shay

Lovely wine, but we made the mistake of opening it after finishing off what was left of a very full-bodied Ribera del Duero, which made this wine seem lighter-weight and more acidic than it really is. Eager to revisit this on day 2.

Lovely wine, but we made the mistake of opening it after finishing off what was left of a very full-bodied Ribera del Duero, which made this wine seem lighter-weight and more acidic than it really is. Eager to revisit this on day 2.

Feb 9th, 2016
Andrew Stover

Sommelier/Wine Director Oya & Sei, Wine Blogger ChiefWino, Founder Vino50

9.0

2011 Domaine Berrien Cellars 'Crown of Cab' Bordeaux Style Blend, Lake Michigan Shore. Blend of all 5 major Bordeaux red grapes with notes of black cherry and cassis intertwined with mocha dust, espresso bean and vanilla spice. Soft and plush. #wine #sommelier

2011 Domaine Berrien Cellars 'Crown of Cab' Bordeaux Style Blend, Lake Michigan Shore. Blend of all 5 major Bordeaux red grapes with notes of black cherry and cassis intertwined with mocha dust, espresso bean and vanilla spice. Soft and plush. #wine #sommelier

Dec 26th, 2014
Shannon Casey

Co-owner Michigan By the Bottle Tasting Room, Publisher MichiganByTheBottle.com

Just tried this wine with a little bit of age on it (they are currently selling the 2012). Big dark fruits, toasted almonds, black pepper, cassis, smokey goodness, mellow tannins. Really enjoyable with a medium rare steak!

Just tried this wine with a little bit of age on it (they are currently selling the 2012). Big dark fruits, toasted almonds, black pepper, cassis, smokey goodness, mellow tannins. Really enjoyable with a medium rare steak!

Aug 7th, 2015
Karyn Fricke

2012 always good.

2012 always good.

Jan 1st, 2016
Kirk Carlisle

Delicious Michigan estate grown Cabernet blend.

Delicious Michigan estate grown Cabernet blend.

Aug 2nd, 2015
Aaron Lougheed

Smells fantastic but a little bland. Soft and yummy.

Smells fantastic but a little bland. Soft and yummy.

Jun 19th, 2015
Krystal Tosch

Love.

Love.

Feb 8th, 2014
Nicki Brose

Nicki had this 2 years ago

Nicki had this 2 years ago

May 30th, 2018
Mitchell Jamra

Mitchell had this 5 years ago

Mitchell had this 5 years ago

Jun 11th, 2015