Here are a few recommendations, actually these are the top selling Cabernets of 2021, courtesy of Drizly.
Founded in 1972, Caymus Vineyards is located right in the heart of Napa Valley — in the Rutherford AVA — and for decades, the family-owned winery has prospered as one of the premier producers of Cabernet Sauvignon in California. With an average price point of $93, this Napa Valley Cabernet is the most expensive bottle in the top five and can provide a nice boost to any retailer’s inventory
Produced by Roots Run Deep Winery, which got its start in 2005, Educated Guess stands out on this Napa Cabernet list as not only the most modern bottle but also the most affordable. While the brand may not have the prestige and foundation of a winery like Caymus, the combination of the bottle’s fun, striking, and unique label (depicting a complicated-looking equation on a blackboard-like surface) with the approachable average price point of $25 has consumers reaching for this Cabernet over and over again.
At the famous 1976 Judgment of Paris, a pivotal blind tasting event that pitted French wines against bottles from California, the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon received the top score and the winery has remained one of the most notable California Cab producers ever since. Moreover, the Stags Leap District, where this wine is made, is one of the most revered subregions in Napa Valley for Cabernet Sauvignon production.
DuckHorn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet
Duckhorn Vineyards, located in Napa Valley’s St. Helena AVA, was founded in 1976 and is actually best known for its Merlot produced from the legendary Three Palms Vineyard. But Duckhorn’s Cabernet Sauvignon is no slouch and has long been a consumer favorite throughout its 40-plus year run. Priced at $70 on average, this Cabernet is further proof that price is not a deal-breaker for Cabernet enthusiasts.
Faust was founded more than 20 years ago but has managed to fly quietly under the radar as a smaller producer in the lesser-known Coombsville region of Napa Valley, set in the southern end of Napa within close proximity to the Bay and its cooling breezes. Coombsville wines are growing in popularity due to their elegance, bright acidity, and mineral qualities, a departure from the typical big and jammy Napa Cabs, so this wine is poised to remain a top seller in 2022.