Hailing from Lodi, California is a crowd pleasing red wine. Carnivor California Cabernet Sauvignon gives big flavor, without losing any smooth qualities. If Cabernet Sauvignon is your wine choice, read all about what makes this wine worth its two years ranking 90 points, according to Wine Enthusiast!
Carnivor California Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Review
Aromas of cherry and toasted oak waft off of this deep, bold Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s got no lack of flavors either, boasting hints of coffee, mocha, and blackberry. Carnivor California Cabernet Sauvignon is the rich red wine your palate has been craving. A blend of Petite Sirah and Merlot grapes give this wine its inky dark color, while finishing in a smooth, soft manor.
This particular Cabernet Sauvignon comes from vineyards in Lodi. Being one of California’s leading wine growing regions for over 150 years, Lodi’s climate creates warm days and cool nights — perfect for grape growth.
As the name suggests, Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon is best served alongside meat. Whether you dig a buttery steak, or you prefer a burger, this wine is perfect. It’s slightly sweet flavor pairs well with savory, mouth-watering hunks of meat. If you live a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, try cooking up a tender tofu steak, and test this Cabernet Sauvignon out. Something tells me, it will deliver!
If you are indeed a meat devouring human, here is how to cook the best of the best (Steak!) according to Gordon Ramsey. Let me just say, this recipe is a favorite in our house!
“Sourced from prestigious vineyards in California, Carnivor has a deep, dark hue and incredible finesse thanks to meticulous winemaking. Confidence comes from knowing what you’ve achieved. Indulge your inner Carnivor with this sleek, refined Cabernet. Crafted from grapes grown in select vineyards in California’s Lodi AVA, Carnivor Cabernet has a brooding color and complex dark fruit layers that set it apart from the rest. Carnivor’s winemaking team uses calculated winemaking techniques, including early extraction and meticulous temperature control, to bring these bold flavors to life. A touch of Petite Sirah enhances the wine’s depth of color and structure, while a hint of Merlot creates polished tannins and an incredibly smooth mouthfeel.” – Carnivor Winemaking Philosophy
Cabernet Sauvignon Facts:
- Cabernet Sauvignon is the most planted grape worldwide with over 750,000 acres of these vines!
- China is the number one consumer of red wine on the planet. Cabernet Sauvignon happens to be the most popular choice there, too! Vineyards in Chateau Hansen are buried by hand to help the grapes survive their very icy winters.
- The tannins in Cabernet Sauvignon wines act as a scraper to fats and protein that collect on the tongue. This is what makes this wine the best to pair with steak.
- As with most good red wines, we always use a wine aerator when pouring a glass!
Tried, Tested, and Tasty!
I am all about hearing what average people have to say about wine. Since not everyone can afford to be wine tasting every weekend with the most elite connoisseurs, I depend on ratings and reviews from regular, everyday people, who happen to also enjoy a glass of wine. Carnivor California Cabernet Sauvignon has excellent reviews no matter where you look. On Amazon, this wine currently holds a 4.6 out of 5 star rating. Pretty impressive for a bottle that is $10.99.
“Not much of a wine drinker. But my wife and I bought this to go with our steaks. Complements red meat very nicely especially when it has bold flavors like pepper crusted. Not overly sweet but sweet enough for me to finish the bottle.” Chris Nichols (Amazon)
“My absolute favorite wine. It is rich, with a very slight sweet note to it. It’s also very thick, so much so that it will leave a stain on your teeth if you don’t drink carefully. It’s got the richness of a port with the flavor of a wine. It is very nice!” – Chelle Belle (Amazon)
This yummy red has also been reviewed at Totalwine.com where it holds a whopping 93% rating out of 27 reviews! Here is what some wine-lovers (or their spouses) had to say:
“This Cabernet Sauvignon is a deep red color with a rich and relatively intense flavor. At its price it makes an excellent everyday wine… either alone or with meat.”- Enjoyer
“This wine totally surprised me. Far better than other far more expensive wines. Previously, I’d never been impressed enough with a wine to buy a case, but Carnivor ended that pattern. I think you’d be hard pressed to find a better Cab in this price range or even higher price ranges.” – PJF
Along with these fine folks, I also thought this delicious red was rich, bold, and totally affordable. You can pick up your bottle of 2014 Carnivor California Cabernet Sauvignon via wine.com today, and you don’t even have to leave the house. That’s enough for me to cheers to!