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Backbone California Cabernet Sauvignon

8.7126 ratings
8.46 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
Chris A

Very nice and pleasant Cab Sav - juicy ripe red fruit notes and a clean finish. Good table red!

Very nice and pleasant Cab Sav - juicy ripe red fruit notes and a clean finish. Good table red!

4 people found it helpfulApr 14th, 2016
R Houle

Pretty solid and approachable-right out of the bottle. Light cab. Make sure you decant for full affect. Standard cherry applies and undertones of tobacco and orange peel finish. Curious.

Pretty solid and approachable-right out of the bottle. Light cab. Make sure you decant for full affect. Standard cherry applies and undertones of tobacco and orange peel finish. Curious.

3 people found it helpfulMar 3rd, 2016
Stephan Lublin

Dark berries, blackberries, touch of cola leaf, oak , dark chocolate. On palate juicy and round, brambly tannins and a slight greenness.

Dark berries, blackberries, touch of cola leaf, oak , dark chocolate. On palate juicy and round, brambly tannins and a slight greenness.

2 people found it helpfulMar 8th, 2016
Audrey Loo

Very drinkable, not too heavy. Enjoyable but maybe not super memorable

Very drinkable, not too heavy. Enjoyable but maybe not super memorable

2 people found it helpfulNov 5th, 2015
Chlo Chlo

The most intense cab I've had. Up there with the dark horse varieties. Smells like caramel, deep royal red. Almost a toasted jam taste without being too jammy. A good example of chocolate taste. Strong tannin. The usual cab spicy taste is almost over powered by the intense fruit, but comes out twd the end
Put this in my get drunk fast category :)

The most intense cab I've had. Up there with the dark horse varieties. Smells like caramel, deep royal red. Almost a toasted jam taste without being too jammy. A good example of chocolate taste. Strong tannin. The usual cab spicy taste is almost over powered by the intense fruit, but comes out twd the end
Put this in my get drunk fast category :)

1 person found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2017
Danielle Kar

Round. Flowers. Not bad

Round. Flowers. Not bad

1 person found it helpfulApr 29th, 2016
Julian Dozier

Very drinkable. Smooth. Would buy again, but wouldn't really go out of my way to find it. Better than some of this vineyard's other offerings.

Very drinkable. Smooth. Would buy again, but wouldn't really go out of my way to find it. Better than some of this vineyard's other offerings.

1 person found it helpfulApr 26th, 2016
Harper Wall

Harper had this 4 years ago

Harper had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulApr 23rd, 2016
Jake Riekert

Violets. Fruity. Not too heavy. I like it. I wouldn't go out of my way.

Violets. Fruity. Not too heavy. I like it. I wouldn't go out of my way.

1 person found it helpfulApr 13th, 2016
Molly Thomas

Fruity and balanced for a Cab.

Fruity and balanced for a Cab.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 20th, 2016