By Courtney Schiessl for Forbes.com
As the nights grow colder, the warmth of a rich, generous red wine is appealing, and nothing delivers in that style more than a domestic Cabernet Sauvignon. But that category leaves the options for gifting wide open, from the fresh and restrained Cabernets of cooler areas to the rich and spicy ones of warm regions. Suitable for Secret Santas and bosses alike, American Cabernet Sauvignon is simply a classic.
Look to these 10 bottles for gifting options all season long, from the affordable but impressive to the splurge-worthy and unforgettable.
Band of Vintners ‘Consortium’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Napa Valley, California ($35)
A group of six top winemakers and wine professionals “banded” together to create this Napa Valley Cabernet. It is more red fruited than many, with plump cherry fruit and strong notes of spice, both sweet and spicy.