Posted by: Dallas Lawrence | February 13, 2010

This Week’s Saturday Night Special: A Concept We Can All Buy Into

Admit it. Every now and then we all need a little something special in our wine glass. Something not quite Silver Oak, but something with that wow factor that reminds you why red wine is truly the drink of the gods.

And whether you are heading out for Valentine’s Day, trying to impress on that clinch second date or hosting a client dinner, knowing the right wine to buy – for under $100 – on your next special occasion can be a daunting task.

Just this week I was literally overwhelmed by a 20 page wine book at the famous Del Frisco’s steak house in Philadelphia. I knew I didn’t want to spend over $100, so the obvious choices were out (I do love me some Silver Oak). However, I knew that if we looked hard enough there were a few diamonds hiding amongst the rough waiting to be poured. And boy did we find one.

For under $50 retail, the Cain Concept 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the better mid priced Cabs I have had in a long time. The Cain Concept – The Benchland is a Bordeaux-style blend (58% Cabernet, 18% Merlot, 17% Cab Franc and 7% Petit Verdot) from the highly regarded winemakers that produce the Cain Five and Cain Cuvee wines. Let me just cut to the chase – I liked everything about this wine.

From the first glass to the fourth (ok we had two bottles) the not too dry, dark fruit and chocolate flavors of this wine went amazingly well with everything we ordered. From our appetizers to the grass fed filet and to the finishing touch of the chocolate lava cake, the Cain Concept was a superb companion.

Come on, you deserve a little splurging every now and then. And trust me, for the price, the Cain Concept will not disappoint.



  1. thanks for the insight

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