Aged Cabernet Series Wine Club Review

Aged Cabernet Series Wine Club

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This wine subscription focuses on high-end, small-production Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that was perfectly cellared while it earned the status of Aged. All of these Cabs, from small family wineries in Napa, are ready to drink when they arrive. It is perfect to give as a gift or to join yourself. Past shipments have included both three-bottle horizontals and three-bottle verticals — a truly unique wine experience (more on this in the review).

What I Like

One of few Napa Cabernet wine clubs, this is the only Aged Cabernet wine club I know of. It’s practically impossible to find luxury aged Cab outside of the auction environment or for less than $120 a bottle. The uniqueness of these wines and the special access the club’s members get both factor into my enthusiastic support of The Aged Cabernet Series.


Not every bottle is right in my wheelhouse, but I don’t hold that against them.


  • Hidden gems from Napa Valley
  • Great gift presentation and deals
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • Only wine club offering aged wines


  • Shipping is extra

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Aged Cabernet Series Wine Club Review

Aged Cabernet Series Review

What is the Aged Cabernet Series from The California Wine Club?

Founded in 1990, The California Wine Club is a California company which sells artisanal wines from small family wineries. Their Aged Cabernet Series is one-of-a-kind — it’s rare to find a Cabernet Club, and this is the only aged wine club, much less aged Cabernet Sauvignon wine club I know of. It is available as an ongoing subscription or as a gift membership (you choose the length of the gift).

The privilege of drinking pre-aged wine typically means a lot of work went into procuring the wine (research, participating in auctions, calling stores and wineries, etc.). Some wineries share aged selections, often called Library wines, with their own members, but they rarely sell those wines to retailers (or wine clubs like The California Wine Club). The Napa Cabernet Sauvignon shipped via this subscription is perfectly cellared at the winery for 7-12 years before finding its way to you, a rarity in the wine world, making this club very special.

Aged Cabernet Series, like all of their subscriptions, comes with an industry-leading satisfaction guarantee and a host of other membership benefits. This membership can be delivered monthly, every other month, or quarterly.

How much does the Aged Cabernet Series cost?

The price of the Aged Cabernet Series depends on how you’ve configured it.

If you are giving a gift, each two-bottle shipment will cost $279, plus $21 for shipping and handling.

If you are joining for yourself, your price varies with each shipment, at an average cost of $262, plus $21 for shipping and handling.

Gift-wrapped wine bottles

Ways to save on Aged Cabernet Series

Depending on your preferences, there are two great ways to save on an Aged Cabernet Series membership for yourself.

Option 1: send yourself a “gift” when you place your order. Discounts start at three months (around 8%) and go up to approximately 10% for twelve months.

Option 2: The California Wine Club kindly offers my readers a generous discount. Save 50% on the wine portion of your first shipment with code WCRHALF at checkout (ongoing subscriptions only, not for gifts). Shipping and handling will still be $21.

Aged Cabernet Series membership benefits

Any time you become a subscriber to a company’s services, there should be a benefit to you for loyalty. Sometimes that benefit is discounted members-only pricing and sometimes that benefit is extra perks. Here are the membership benefits for joining or gifting this Aged Cabernet club.

A really nice bonus touch for this subscription is that your first shipment comes with a specialized cork puller for removing delicate aged corks from wine bottles. It’s a two-prong gizmo and there’s no “screw.” Best part? You can use it to put the cork right back in the bottle, if there’s actually any left when you’re done for the night.

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The California Wine Club specializes in small-batch wines from family wineries producing less than 15,000 cases per year. Small production wines typically offer the most character as the grapes are farmed for optimal taste, not optimal yield. Learn more about why these small producers are so important.

Here is the selection of wines I’ve received from the Aged Cabernet Series over the years.

An early Aged Cabernet shipment

The Michael-Scott 2006 and a mystery wine I received in 2015

An Aged Cabernet shipment from 2016

The 2004 Hagafen and 2009 Rocca, Collinetta Vineyard I received in 2016

An Aged Cabernet shipment from 2019

The 2011 Young Ridge and 2010 Vineyard 511 I received in 2019

A recent Aged Cabernet shipment from 2022

The 2015 Hersly Oak Knoll and 2015 Anthem Mt. Veeder I received in 2022

Here is a review of my latest shipment of wine from October 2022. The shipment contained one bottle of single-vineyard Hersly Cabernet from Napa’s Oak Knoll District, and one bottle of single-vineyard Anthem Cabernet from Napa’s Mt. Veeder region.

Anthem Mt. Veeder Estate Cabernet SauvignonWine: 2015 Anthem Mt. Veeder Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Blend: 89.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.4% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot, and 0.1% Merlot
Winery: Anthem Winery
Region: Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California
Original release date: September 2019
Cases produced: 445 (Known cases remaining: 10 as of May 2022)
Retail price: $135

It’s hard not to be a fan of Anthem Winery’s transparency on their wine bottles, but what’s in the glass is always enjoyable, too.

The wine was complex enough to keep me interested and I was grateful for the absence of bell pepper “pyrazines. Dark fruits were prominent, but the tertiary flavors I picked up weren’t olive and anise, the dark fruits tasted stewed.

My full review of: Anthem Mt. Veeder Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Hersly Lazare Vineyard Cabernet SauvignonWine: 2015 Hersly Lazare Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Winery: Hersly Wines
Region: Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, California
Original release date: October 2018
Cases produced: 106 (Known cases remaining: 26 as of May 2022)
Retail price: $90

A true Napa Cab somewhere in the middle of its transformation from young and chewy to smooth and supple. Fruit flavors are fading faster than the tannins are integrating.

For me, the hints of spice were more pronounced than “hints” (as they often are in older wines) and the chocolate was fairly subdued. Dark fruits were present, but not prominent. The tannins were still a significant player in mouthfeel.

My full review of: Hersly Lazare Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

How does the Aged Cabernet Series compare to similar wine subscriptions?

There are no other clubs to compare with The Aged Cabernet Series from The California Wine Club — it is one of a kind.

Is the Aged Cabernet Series a good gift?

Yes! All of The California Wine Club memberships are among my most highly recommended gifts. Whether you’re on a budget or you want to splurge, you can be assured your gift recipient will love what you buy them.

Gift-wrapped Aged Cabernet Series wine with Gift+

Here are my top reasons to recommend The California Wine Club above all other clubs for gifts:

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Gift-wrapped bottles in first shipment

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