Winery: Grayson Cellars, St. Helena, California
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Packaging: 750 ml bottle, natural cork
Our Rating: 9.1 out of 10
It’s not often that one gets a really nice Cab for a mere ten bucks, but Grayson Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (Lot 10) is one such wine. This Cab is a dark ruby color with licorice and cherry aromas. The flavor is rich and balanced, starting with ripe cherries and vanilla notes, and finishing with black pepper, robust tannins, and a little oak. The impression is of a more costly wine.
Grayson Cellars is a family-owned winery that sources grapes from various parts of California. They claim 30 years of winemaking experience, and focus on providing value-priced, high quality wines. The latter claim is totally believable based on this Cabernet.
Across the Web, people like this wine. Fermented Reviews said, “I went through the whole bottle in one sitting, it’s THAT good and tasty.” Vera Wine Club says, “Seriously, this wine is a steal!” Southeast Vino thought, “What a remarkable inexpensive wine!” One blogger not so happy was Wineguider, who found the Grayson Cab “too sweet, kind of generic.” Sassy Wine Belly, with multiple tastings, gushed, “This is one I’ll definitely purchase again!” Wine Reviews You Can Understand called it “very distinct, and very enjoyable.” Winegal Detroit found it, “perfect for the upcoming spring Bar-B-Ques.”
2 thoughts on “Grayson Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2009”
Have enjoyed your cab at resturants here and there and cannot find it here (Richmond, Virginia). Can you possibly advise of retailers that I have overlooked, and thanks.
An exceptional value. It can hold its own with some very pricey Cabs! I just enjoyed with some dry rub baby back ribs! The more it breathes the softer it becomes. A short finish but quick to the pallet!