Line Shack Winery

San Antonio Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.749 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
San Antonio Valley, Central Coast, 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

Very dark red with black fruit aromas and peppery spice notes. The palate shows plum and blackberry flavors, high acidity and harsh firm tannins. Pass. Tasting Sample.

Very dark red with black fruit aromas and peppery spice notes. The palate shows plum and blackberry flavors, high acidity and harsh firm tannins. Pass. Tasting Sample.

Jul 21st, 2016
Susan Moore Dulaigh

Has to decant and then its a solid 7. Very good!

Has to decant and then its a solid 7. Very good!

Jun 7th, 2018
"Odedi"

It's Friday and I'm ready for my Cabernet fix. This week it's a great one from Monterey County.

Dark Inky in color with a nice purple/ brick rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, toasted oak, vanilla, alcohol, dried figs, cooked cherries, licorice, light smoke, spices, light cloves, dark chocolates and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long, thick legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, cola, dark chocolates, coffee, pencil lead, peppercorn, leather and tobacco.

Long finish with round tannins, spices and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice surprise. A wonderful Cabernet from San Antonio Valley. This 4 year old is peaking now. Well-balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Rich, spicy and extracted, but not in your face, kind of red.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (30 minutes).
Great for parties or as a sipping wine by the porch. Enjoyable by itself or with food, like a nice piece of steak.

Showing lots of sediments, so probably unfiltered.

A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petite Sirah. Aged in French oak (20%), for 9 months.

Delicious.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$18.

It's Friday and I'm ready for my Cabernet fix. This week it's a great one from Monterey County.

Dark Inky in color with a nice purple/ brick rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, toasted oak, vanilla, alcohol, dried figs, cooked cherries, licorice, light smoke, spices, light cloves, dark chocolates and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long, thick legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, cola, dark chocolates, coffee, pencil lead, peppercorn, leather and tobacco.

Long finish with round tannins, spices and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice surprise. A wonderful Cabernet from San Antonio Valley. This 4 year old is peaking now. Well-balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Rich, spicy and extracted, but not in your face, kind of red.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (30 minutes).
Great for parties or as a sipping wine by the porch. Enjoyable by itself or with food, like a nice piece of steak.

Showing lots of sediments, so probably unfiltered.

A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petite Sirah. Aged in French oak (20%), for 9 months.

Delicious.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$18.

Feb 23rd, 2018
Melissa Cantolino

Dry but not too dry and not fruity. 91 rating.

Dry but not too dry and not fruity. 91 rating.

Mar 23rd, 2017
Don Colley

Yummy, nice deep Berry flavors, smooth dry finish, med acidity

Yummy, nice deep Berry flavors, smooth dry finish, med acidity

Dec 25th, 2016
Michael Cadle

I enjoyed this wine due to it's intense bright and zesty fruits, reminiscent of a Zin. More than ample acidity intensifies the fruit attack but diminishes the finish and depth normally found in a balanced Cab. Oak is present but everything is overshadowed by the acidity and not the alcohol heat as suggested by one other reviewer.

I enjoyed this wine due to it's intense bright and zesty fruits, reminiscent of a Zin. More than ample acidity intensifies the fruit attack but diminishes the finish and depth normally found in a balanced Cab. Oak is present but everything is overshadowed by the acidity and not the alcohol heat as suggested by one other reviewer.

Dec 2nd, 2016
John Broilo

A very approachable fruit forward cab. Medium bodied with a decent wash. Nose of dark cherry, a little strawberry, and some nice vanilla. Soft tannins and flavors of apples, dark fruits, and light oak.

A very approachable fruit forward cab. Medium bodied with a decent wash. Nose of dark cherry, a little strawberry, and some nice vanilla. Soft tannins and flavors of apples, dark fruits, and light oak.

Nov 14th, 2016
Emily Nitz

At the debate party

At the debate party

Sep 27th, 2016
Trent Vukich

Smoooooooooooooth 🍷🍆

Smoooooooooooooth 🍷🍆

Aug 13th, 2016
Nicholas Janson

Awesome cab. Nose of dark candied cherry with some blackberry, silky smooth pallet that suprised me with the nice ripe tannins. Very good cherry with a finish of plum!

Awesome cab. Nose of dark candied cherry with some blackberry, silky smooth pallet that suprised me with the nice ripe tannins. Very good cherry with a finish of plum!

Jun 17th, 2016