In the words of Wine-Searcher: "Cabernet will always be king." Following their recently published list of 'The World's best Cabernets', there is now no doubting that Napa Valley is in pole position, boasting all the Top 10 places.

This means nowhere in the world can currently match Napa when it comes to critical acclaim - not even Bordeaux's prestigious 'First Growths' - and this is based on the broadest of data with no agenda or bias to contend with:

THE WORLD'S BEST CABERNET SAUVIGNONS

- Compiled by Wine-Searcher -

Of all the places that Cabernet found a home outside its native France, none have been as welcoming as the US, and California in particular. That's reflected in the fact that our list of top Cabernets is also something of a list of top Napa wines – just with the Bordeaux Blends removed; five of this year's top Cabernets would have made the list of the best Napa wines listed on Wine-Searcher.

First, a word about scores. We base our lists on a mean of critics scores, updated monthly and weighted according to the number of reviews, and number of critics.

it's not really about price in this series, it's about prestige and power, both of which Cabernet is generously endowed with. As far as the fine wine trade is concerned, Cabernet will always be king.

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New to the Top 5 is a remarkable wine that few are able to experience, such is its miniscule production, demand at release, and rarity outside the winery: DANA Estates Lotus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. As their exclusive UK agent and importer, we're thrilled to bring you a limited opportunity to access one of the all-time great vintages in the double 100-point Lotus Cabernet Sauvignon 2019.

Hailed by Robert Parker as “Their First Growth Terroir”,  at the hands of winemaker Chris Cooney, this Cabernet is a study in perfection.

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2019 Dana Estates, Lotus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1x150cl

JD100VM100
Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot Vintage production: 372 cases Hailed by Robert Parker as “Their First Growth Terroir”, Lotus is situated at the northern reaches of Howell... Mountain, and presents the challenge of farming slopes ranging from 35° to 40°, at an elevation of 365 metres above sea level. Given these extreme aspects, the farming here is all painstakingly performed by hand. The entirety of the vineyard is planted on core stone bedrock and is 95% dry-farmed. The bedrock just beneath the surface causes the vines' roots to struggle in the search for water below, resulting in a Cabernet that is compelling for its power, intensity, vibrancy, and tension.
£1,320 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,592.21 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2019 Dana Estates, Lotus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 3x75cl

JD100VM100
Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot Vintage production: 372 cases Hailed by Robert Parker as “Their First Growth Terroir”, Lotus is situated at the northern reaches of Howell... Mountain, and presents the challenge of farming slopes ranging from 35° to 40°, at an elevation of 365 metres above sea level. Given these extreme aspects, the farming here is all painstakingly performed by hand. The entirety of the vineyard is planted on core stone bedrock and is 95% dry-farmed. The bedrock just beneath the surface causes the vines' roots to struggle in the search for water below, resulting in a Cabernet that is compelling for its power, intensity, vibrancy, and tension.
£1,800 / Case£600 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £2,172.31 / Case, £724.10 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more