Lot 524 | 2013 Paicines

Cabernet Sauvignon

Platinum Medal & 95 Pts, 2016 Sommelier Challenge; First-Class California Cabernet at an incredible price - there's more wine for the dollar here than perhaps any other Cab we've offered this year.

$15.00

(38 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Lot 524 2013 Paicines Cabernet Sauvignon

Lot 524 | 2013 Paicines

Cabernet Sauvignon

$15.00

(38 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Wine Details

Excellent color – dark, but not heavily extracted. Red/black currant and river rock aromas flesh out to reveal a wonderful cassis and raspberry kirsch core with hints of fresh herb and coffee bean. Lush on the palate, with more red and black fruit showing wonderful energy and lift with a touch of crushed rock that resounds with elegant yet chewy tannins. There’s sweeter fruit here too, but at the end of the day, this is a fat-free and beautifully balanced Cabernet, not to mention an astonishing value.

  • Vintage
  • 2013
  • Appellation
  • Paicines
  • Grape
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 14.9%
  • Cases Produced
  • 500 cases
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2026
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

You can find the hidden gem that is the Paicines AVA just past the Pinot and Chardonnay of the Monterey Coast on the other side of the Gabilan Mountains in the gravel and pebble mélange that comprises the alluvial flows of the San Benito River. In this particular case, the vineyards are about 1,000ft up in these ancient, uplifted alluvial washes, with a good look to the ocean providing that critical diurnal swing necessary for great wine. Lot 524 is sourced from a $40/bottle Cabernet program - the family behind the source winery are third generation grape growers, first and foremost, but as anyone who has been around this business long enough can tell you: making wine is the easy part, making good wine a notch more difficult, but actually selling the wine is the hard part. Anyway, we did what we do and secured for you a beautifully oaked (35% new French oak), first-class California Cabernet at a hot price that’s basically unheard of these days, and now we’re passing the value to you!

Reviews

38 Reviews Total

PharmerAl

Verified Purchase

I've never heard of Paicines before but I'm very glad I took the plunge to try. Very chewy tannins now, so to me this needs to age for a while and I hope it will smooth out over time. The fruit is intense complex berry and while it's hard to wait, I look forward to my next bottle in six months or a year.

Randy

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I liked this one very much. Very easy drinking full bodied cab. Wanted to get some more but its sold out. Great value for the price.

AVAtor

Verified Purchase

No t an over the top Oakville or Alexander Cab...but that's a good thing. Some nights you want a knock you cab that you can play with on the palate.Other days (after work) you want a medium body profile with solid fruit, nose to start pounding! This is the winner...great attention to detail and very balanced.

Jerry

Verified Purchase

Normally don't expect much out of a $15 cab, but this one surprised me -- smooth and easy to drink. It is not what you usually get out of the old NAPA wineries -- More Washington like -- but still a great value and a good wine.

Tony

Verified Purchase

I have ordered this twice now and when I come to order more it is all gone.................why does everyone else drink so much???????????
This is such an excellent wine for the money I suppose that its not surprising. Once again: thank you Cameron! Can you find any more??

Mark

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I love Cabs and this one doesn't disappoint

Michael

Verified Purchase

No complaints on this one, quite a find by CH. Will order more if available.

Dave

Verified Purchase

Wine was just what I was hoping for at this price. Bingo.

TJ

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We enjoyed this wine (a lot!) and I am sorry to see that it is sold out.

Bobbybill

Verified Purchase

Ordered several bottles of this. Decided to order a case more but it's out of stock! Bummed