Here is an awesome find for all you California Cabernet Sauvignon drinkers out there!

This week's pick is the Falcone Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles.  Paso Robles has become the new hot bed for excellent quality and excellent value Cabernet.  With the prices of Napa Valley Cabernet going up every year, to find good value Cabernet we have had to venture out of the Valley.  Luckily the wineries in Paso Robles have been able to provide that value and quality Cabernet we are looking for!

There have been many wineries popping up in the Paso Robles area over the past years.  Most people know the larger more mainstream ones such as Justin, Daou, and J.Lohr, but there are many other smaller producers as well.  Falcone is one of those that I had not even heard of or tasted until I tried their Cabernet last week.

With so many of the wineries being sold to larger corporations, it is nice to find a winery like Falcone that is still a family-owned winery.  Not only are they a smaller winery, but they focus on primarily two red varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.  They also produce some Chardonnay as well.  Their Cabernet Sauvignon has been given 90+ ratings from the critics for the past 5 vintages.  The 2018 vintage which I tried was given 93 points from Wine Enthusiast.  A wine of this caliber would cost so much more if it was from Napa Valley!

This wine has a classic Cabernet nose of big oak and vanilla, with dark plum and blackberry alongside soft notes of mocha.  This all leads to a big jammy mouthfeel of blackberry jam and velvety tannins.  Notes of spice and oak round out the palate.  This is a velvety smooth Cabernet with lots of dark fruits and vanilla and a lingering touch of chocolate covered cherries on the finish.

This wine would be great for fans of Justin or any big full-bodied Cabernet.  It is so nice to find these small hidden gems, so we can venture out of the mainstream wines we always tend to grab at the store.  This definitely won't be found in your grocery store, but luckily, we have it for you!

Falcone Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

-Patrick Mulrooney


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