11.21.2011

25% Off Black Friday Cabernet Sale!

by Geoff Nicoll, Director of Wine & Spirits

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Cabernet Sauvignon is probably the best known red grape in these United States, although, due to a certain cinematic release, Pinot Noir has gained considerable ground. That being said, Cabernet is, and probably always will be king.

Grown in nearly every major wine producing region, Cabernet can run the gamut with respect to styles, weight, flavor profiles and yes, certainly prices. It has become a staple in the US, and more specifically, California. Napa has cemented its legacy with a myriad of “Cult Cabernets” which have demanded astronomical sums of money, yes some 4 digits for a bottle of their new release. The culture of the small vigneron or the “garagiste” micro producer sent prices soaring for their hundred or so case production. While many of them were startups, with big names and little track record, they did pretty well for themselves. Usually it was the savvy investor that made out rather than the producer, whom surely didn’t do too poorly at a few hundred shekels a crack. Sonoma, the neighbor to the west, has also produced their fair share of top notch reds from this sure footed grape; Sonoma Mountain in particular is superbly suited to its cultivation.

Washington State has certainly harnessed the magic of this fruit, and put Napa on notice as their latitudinal situation is quite similar to that of Bordeaux, where Cabernet was most notably established. Quite ideal for this versatile variety, it is most widely grown in the Columbia and Walla Walla valleys, among other nooks and crannies. Yes, Virginia, there is great Cabernet coming from Washington.

There are plenty of other well-heeled plantings around these parts, and we like to think we have a pretty good cross section of good value as well as superb savoring options to enjoy or put away for a suitable occasion. There is a little something for everyone.

To celebrate our love affair with this world class and well traveled grape, we at Bristol Farms are slashing 25% off all 750 ml or larger Domestic Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc, since according to DNA analysis it is from Franc that Sauvignon was derived. Who knew? This spectacular sale will run Black Friday, Saturday and Sunday only 11/25-27, so if you have any compulsion to shop at the big kids’ store, we will certainly do our best to keep a few choice selections on hand for you (assuming you didn’t drop your life savings on electronics and goodies for the little ones).

All selections subject to quantity on hand, no pre-orders, holds or rain-checks. First come first served!

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