Mad Housewife Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon from California
- red wine
- Smooth & Supple
- 13.5% abv
Ripe cherry and berry burnished with integrated layers of mocha, black pepper and sweet preserves characterize this soft, beautiful expression of the grape. This Cabernet is worthy of simply drinking on its own.
Mad Housewife Cellars Winery
Mad Housewife's Philosophy: Above all else, wine should be fun, relaxing, and something you can afford to look forward to at the end of each and every day. This is your time. Time to enjoy a moment to yourself. A moment without the madness.
Wine should never intimidate, make you think too hard, or create a new line item in your budget.
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About Other California
California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label:
Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to wineries such as Wente.
Lodi County AVA, an AVA further east of San Francisco and known for its excellent, old-vine Zinfandels.
San Francisco Bay AVA, a sprawling AVA that covers Contra Costa, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties, to name a few.
Wine that holds only the California AVA is typically a wine that includes grapes from a number of different AVAs, which leads to the general labeling of the wine as California. This does not denote the quality of the wine, only the diversity of where the grapes originate.
It's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
11 ratings, 4 with reviews
Just OK. Can't complain for the price. Worked for the holiday party dinner.
- Smooth & Supple
I love this wine and label. Wonderful gift for any woman in your life. The cab is really solid for the price. Fruit forward, subtle tannins, full bodied. A great party wine. A real crowd pleaser.
Pretty much what you expect from a joke label. One dimensional and somewhat harsh, could not drink more than one glass the night I opened it. Better after 24 hours but at he price there are much better options out there.
- Smooth & Supple
Easy drinking Cab with bright & soft fruit. Underlying notes of spice and cocoa. Great value!
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.