One of the few wine of the month clubs which focuses on Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine clubs from Gourmet Food Clubs are California Central Coast centric, especially Paso Robles. The ideal customer for this wine club is someone prefers Cabernet but hasn't developed a strong preference for where it comes from.
Like custom-fit sports-equipment, a Cabernet Sauvignon wine club just feels right. It's always worthwhile to explore such an amazing grape through unique regional expressions of its potential.
We'd like them to publish what wines they've shipped to customers in the past and we'd like it if the website were more user-friendly.
Cabernet Sauvignon, the king of all red wines, has several wine clubs devoted to it. This is the only one we know of that focuses on Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles, California. Like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon is a cool-climate grape that doesn’t typically do well in hot Paso Robles... BUT unlike Merlot, winemakers in Paso Robles are pushing the limits of winemaking skill and making some interesting Cabs. We think you’ll enjoy this wine club if you enjoy Cabernet, but don’t be expecting Napa or Sonoma-style wines (or their poor quality-to-price ratio), Central Coast Cab is a unique Cabernet experience all its own.
As with all wine clubs offering ongoing subscriptions with shipping and handling costs built in, we wish they wouldn’t. It’s appropriate for pre-paid subscriptions (especially for gifts) but when we’re getting regular wine shipments we’d prefer to know how much of what we’re paying for is wine and how much is shipping and packaging expenses.
Last Updated: 10/6/2010