90 Point, "Top 100" Cabernet for Just $8.99
    
Plus the newly-released 2012 Silver Oak Napa!
       
 
 
Earning 90 points and selling for just $8.99 per bottle, today's featured Cabernet may be the single best value on this year's Wine Spectator Top 100 list! 

Offering classic Cabernet flavors of black cherry and plum along with impressively integrated oak, this bargain priced bottling from Aurelio Montes is drinking significantly above its price.

It's interesting to note that a total of 10 Cabs earned a spot on the Top 100 list. Pricing on the other nine averaged over $71 per bottle. Selling for a tiny fraction of that amount, we anticipate the Montes will fly out by the multiple caseload!

Scroll down for Wine Spectator's complete tasting note and for another treat for Cabernet fans - the latest release of Silver Oak's legendary Napa Valley Cabernet! As always, simp ly click the  Big Yellow Button  to stock up.

Stop by Tomorrow and Taste with Us!
 
Join us tomorrow, Saturday, March 18th, from noon to 4:00pm at any of our four locations to taste a delicious array of new arrivals. This week's lineup includes a trio of gorgeous whites, a Late Bottled Vintage Port and the 94-point 2012 Fontalloro!

Special Guest at Elston:
Winemaker Blake Whitcraft 

In addition, our Elston Avenue store will have a special guest, winemaker Drake Whitcraft, who will sample the latest releases of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from his family's estate in Santa Barbara County. 

Specializing in single vineyard (and even single clone) expressions of Pinot and Chardonnay, the Whitcraft Winery is more than 30 years old. Drake is now at the helm, following in the footsteps of his father Curt, a respected pioneer of the central coast wine scene. 

No reservations are required, either for the new arrival tastings in Highland Park, Barrington and Naperville or to meet Blake at our Chicago location. The new arrival tastings will run from noon to 4:00. Blake will be at our Elston Avenue store from 1:00 to 4:00.

WhenSaturday, March 18th, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: All four Vin Chicago locations

No reservations required.

2014 Montes "Classic Series" Cabernet Sauvignon
Colchagua Valley, Chile
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Founded 30 years ago by Aurelio Montes and a talented team of seasoned industry professionals, Montes is one of the pioneers of fine wine production in Chile. The fact that they earned a spot on the 2016 Wine Spectator Top 100 list is no surprise to us. That they did it with their insanely affordable "Classic Series" Cabernet is a testament to the care they put in every single wine.

Offering a pure Cabernet experience that is so elusive at this price, this vintage of the Montes "Classic" Cab is, well, classic in every way. The flavors are fresh, bright and unmistakably Cabernet. There is a wonderful hit of minerality on the palate and a peppery, fresh herb finish that makes you want to dive right back in for another sip.

This kind of structure and nuance is just about impossible to find in an $8.99 bottle of Cabernet. It's no wonder that Wine Spectator has awarded such a big score and the #42 spot on their list...

"There's minerally freshness to the ripe dark plum, blackberry and cherry flavors, with peppery hints. Well-structured and crisp midpalate, featuring Asian spice and black fig notes on the finish. Drink now through 2020."
- 90 Points, Wine Spectator (12/31/2016)

Wine Spectator lists a price tag of $13, and it's one heck of a deal at that amount. At our special price of $8.99, this is a buy-it-by-the-truckload kind of wine!

Vin Chicago Price: 8.99  ($107.88 per case of twelve)

2012 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet is Here!
 
The 2012 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has just arrived at Vin Chicago! 

While many top producers have already released their 2013 and even 2014 vintages, it is the longstanding philosophy of Silver Oak to hold on to their wines until they are ready to drink. While we have not yet tasted this release, the overall quality of Napa's 2012 vintage leads us to have high expectations. 

We offer it for the very lowest price authorized by the winery. A penny less and they'd pull our allocation!

Vin Chicago Price: 114.96
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