From Almaden Vineyards, Centerra Wine Company, Constellation Brands
5 liter box (also available in bottle)
About $12.00 - $19.00
Almaden’s Cabernet Sauvignon is a rewardingly rich dark-red wine with robust character. Ideal with richer foods.
Reviews in the press:
Carol Emert, December 4, 2003, San Francisco Chronicle
The traditional, 5-liter box wines ranged from surprisingly good to shockingly bad. I was most impressed with Almaden's Cabernet Sauvignon ($10), which tasted and smelled like Cab, although it was very, very light.
Frank Sutherland and Kate Sutherland, December 14, 2005, The Tennessean
Non-vintage Almaden Cabernet Sauvignon
$18.99 (5 liter box)
Musky grape juice. Reminiscent of flat cherry cola.
Some acids and structure on the palate.
Fruit and acids battle too much. Not well balanced.
Jessie Price, 2006, Eating Well
We were pleasantly surprised by the Almaden Cabernet Sauvignon in the 5-liter box, though it didn’t make our Top 12 ranking.
Cindy Kibbe, Aug 18, 2006, New Hampshire Business Review
Almaden Cabernet Sauvignon (California, 5L, $13.99): Use this wine in a marinade. ‘Nuf said.
Tim Protzman, November 9, 2006, the Manchester Hippo
Better than I expected
Reviews in Blogs:
Box Wine Guy, November 23, 2005, Box Wines blog
Our Rating: 7 out of 10
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With the price comes middling quality. The Almaden boxed Cab is probably the best of the 5 liter group, at least from a red standpoint. It has a pleasant, if faint, fruity/floral aroma. Its color is deep garnet. The flavor is of berries, with fairly strong tannins. The overall impression is a bit thin and light. A couple of times I detected a very slight, fishy off-note. The finish offers a lingering hint of pepper.
Reviews in Stores:
Beverages & More
The Almaden Cabernet drinks nicely and has no edges or hard spots