For wine lovers, uncovering a decadent Cabernet Sauvignon under the $25 mark can be a lot like plucking a gold nugget from a shallow stream – rare and very exciting. Luckily for you, we did the legwork and found the perfect specimen.
Goldstrike Bin 1849 is pure Cab, grown at the base of the historic Sierra Foothills – epicenter of the California Gold Rush and home to notoriously rich, ripe reds. Factor in the current “Golden Age” for California wine (2016 is the latest in a string of phenomenal vintages) and all the conditions are right for maximum flavor impact. The wine was treated to a 16-month slumber in French oak and boasts some serious golden pedigree – last vintage, it scooped a double-gold medal AND 94-point rating from the 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition. Just wait till you taste this latest edition.
Look forward to a deep, red-purple color, with hints of tobacco leaf and smoke accenting the intense berry aroma. The palate is rich and powerful, introducing blueberry and sweet cassis, along with smooth tannins. Dark chocolate and spice round out the long finish.
Follow the label’s advice and enjoy Goldstrike with a plate of beans by the campfire, or a rack of lamb. It’s also a ‘golden’ choice for steaks, burgers and hearty pastas.