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Top Rated Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in the Monte Bello vineyard in California

The Best Cabernet Sauvignons in the World

Cabernet Sauvignon is widely known as the “king of red wines” and is grown worldwide. Typically full-bodied and complex, this big Bordeaux varietal pairs nicely with red meats and game. Below are the best Cabernet Sauvignons that we've tasted, starting with our highest rated wines. Click on the winery name to read tasting notes.


Chateau Montelena
2009 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
17.5/20

$150

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards
2005 Insignia
Napa Valley, CA
17.5/20

$200

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Brand
2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
17/20
$225

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Corison
2006 Kronos Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
17/20
$98

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Robert Mondavi Winery

2006 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
17/20
$135

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Staglin Family Vineyard

2008 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford, CA
17/20
$185

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Barnett Vineyards
2003 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
16.5/20
$95

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Beaulieu Vineyard
2009 Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
16.5/20
$125

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Beringer
2009 Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
16.5/20
$160

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Charles Krug
2010 Vintage Selection Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
16.5/20
$90

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Duckhorn Vineyards
2004 Estate Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
16.5/20
$95

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Flora Springs
2005 St. Helena Rennie Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Helena, CA
16.5/20
$100

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Jana Winery
2005 Cathedral
Napa Valley, CA
16.5/20
$75

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Opus One
2006 Napa Valley Red Wine
Napa Valley, CA
16.5/20
$209

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Shafer Vineyards
2006 Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
16.5/20
$215

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Seven Stones
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
16.5/20
$175

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Spring Mountain Vineyard
2005 Elivette
Napa Valley, CA
16.5/20
$150

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Yao Ming Family Reserve
2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
16.5/20
$625

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Bure Family Wines
2009 Thirteen
Napa Valley, CA
16/20
$135

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CADE
2009 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Howell Mountain, CA
16/20
$150

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Chateau Montelena
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
16/20
$49

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Ehlers Estate
2005 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1886
St. Helena, CA
16/20
$95

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Gargiulo Vineyards
2005 Money Road Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
Oakville, CA
16/20
$85

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Knighton Family Vineyards
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
16/20
$95

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Korbin Kameron Vineyards
2004 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
Sonoma County, CA
16/20
$46

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Louis M. Martini
2008 Napa Valley Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
16/20
$120

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Melka
2008 Métisse, Jumping Goat Vineyard
Napa Valley, CA
16/20
$155

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Mt. Brave
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
Mt. Veeder, CA
16/20
$75

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Mueller Family Vineyards
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
16/20
$80

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Pine Ridge Vineyards
2005 Fortis
Napa Valley, CA
16/20
$140

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PlumpJack
2009 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Oakville, CA
16/20
$90

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St. Supéry
2
004 Dollarhide Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
16/20
$80

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Adamvs
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
15.5/20
$100

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Antica
2006 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
15.5/20
$55

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Cakebread Cellars
2004 Dancing Bear Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
15.5/20
$100

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Clarendon Hills
2007 Brookman Cabernet Sauvignon
McLaren Vale, Australia
15.5/20
$50

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Cliff Lede
2008 Lonely Wizard Cabernet Sauvignon
Stag's Leap District, Napa Valley, CA
15.5/20
$90

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Cousiño-Macul
Lota 2004 Red Wine
Maipo Valley, Chile
15.5/20
$50

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Jericho Canyon
2009 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Calistoga, Napa Valley, CA
15.5/20
$90

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Jessup Cellars
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
15.5/20
$55

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Karl Lawrence
2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
15.5/20
$60

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Mount Veeder Winery
2005 Reserve
Napa Valley, CA
15.5/20

$80

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Paradigm
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
15.5/20

$62

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Reichel Vineyard
2010 Respite Indulgence Cabernet Sauvignon
Alexander Valley, CA
15.5/20

$75______________________________________________

Rocca Family Vineyards
2009 Grigsby Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Yountville, CA
15.5/20

$80

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Sequoia Grove
2004 Rutherford Bench Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford, CA
15.5/20

$60

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Trefethen Family Vineyards
2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley (Oak Knoll District), CA
15.5/20
$100

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Abeja
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Columbia Valley, Washington
15/20
$45

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Amapola Creek
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon
Sonoma Valley, CA
15/20
$70

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Atlas Peak
2003 Cabernet Sauvignon
Howell Mountain, CA
15/20
$86

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Black Coyote
2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Napa Valley, CA
15/20
$65

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Chappellet Winery
2005 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
15/20
$46

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Charles Krug
2004 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
15/20
$69

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Duckhorn Vineyards
2004 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
15/20
$60

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Faust
2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
15/20
$50

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Grassini Family Vineyards
2009 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Happy Canyon, CA
15/20
$65

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Grgich Hills Estate
2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
15/20

$60

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Hawk and Horse Vineyards
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
Lake County, CA
15/20
$65

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Heitz Cellar
2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
15/20
$45

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Howell at the Moon
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
Howell Mountain, CA
15/20
$85

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards
2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
15/20
$54

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Kelly Fleming
2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
15/20
$85

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Kendall-Jackson
2010 Jackson Estate Hawkeye Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Alexander Valley, CA
15/20
$55

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Melka
2009 CJ Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
15/20
$52

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Pine Ridge Vineyards
2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
15/20
$54

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Round Pond
2009 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford, CA
15/20
$50

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Sterling Vineyards
2007 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
15/20
$75

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Steven Kent
2009 Home Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Livermore Valley, CA
15/20
$65

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Sylk Cellars
2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
15/20
$59

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Anthonij Rupert
2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
Western Cape, South Africa
14.5/20
$50

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Boekenhoutskloof
2
006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Franschhoek Valley, South Africa
14.5/20
$47

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Chalk Hill

2006 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Sonoma County
, CA
14.5/20

$35

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Geyser Peak Winery
2004 Block Collection Cabernet Sauvignon
Alexander Valley, CA
14.5/20

$47

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Ghost Pines
2005 Winemaker's Blend Cabernet Sauvignon
North Coast, CA
14.5/20
$23

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Groth
2009 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon
Oakville, CA
14.5/20

$50

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Martin & Weyrich
2005 Etrusco Cabernet Sauvignon
Paso Robles, CA
14.5/20
$22

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Mercer Estates
2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Columbia Valley, Washington
14.5/20
$40

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Pedras
2005 Pedras Ristow Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
14.5/20
$60

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Penfolds
2009 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon
South Australia
14.5/20
$48

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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
2004 Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
14.5/20
$50


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Stuhlmuller Vineyards
2008 Alexander Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Sonoma, CA
14.5/20
$38

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The Foreign Affair
2
007 Cabernet Sauvignon
Niagara Peninsula, Canada
14.5/20
$38

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Alexander Valley Vineyards
2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Wetzel Family Estate
Alexander Valley, CA
14/20
$35

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Barnard Griffin
2006 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Columbia Valley, Washington
14/20
$40

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Bianchi
2004 Signature Selection Cabernet Sauvignon
Paso Robles, CA
14/20
$22

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