Home Varietals Cabernet Sauvignon 337 Cabernet Sauvignon

While packaging really doesn’t tell you much about the wine inside the bottle, it’s a critically important element for wine producers.  The truth is as consumers we often will buy the bottle that we think looks the best.  But what do the looks of a bottle really tell us?  Regardless of whether the label design is any indication of quality, I’d have to say that I really like the look of this wine.  The design is simple, clean and attractive.  So, this one scores well on the bottle design… but of course what we really care about is what’s inside the bottle.  And fortunately, I was pleased with that too.

The name 337 comes from the name of the grape vines.  In Bordeaux and Burgundy, each vine clone is given a unique identification number to help vintners identify how different vines perform.  The producers of 337 wines saw something in the 337 vine that they thought would work well in the Bordeaux-like conditions of their Clay Station Vineyard in Lodi, California.  Some 15 years ago they planted the vines and now they’re creating some luscious wine from them.

While some cabernet has other varietals blended in to shape the flavor, this wine is 100% cabernet sauvignon and 100% from the 337 vine clone.  The wine was barrel aged in a combination of French and American oak, so that does impart some influence on the flavor profile.  But other than the spice from the oak, this is all 337.

337 Cabernet Sauvignon

Dark chocolate, cassis and cherry scented pipe tobacco aromas give this wine a delightful nose.  In the mouth it brings out cherry and blackberry flavors with vibrant acidity.  The tannins are sufficient, adding smoothness to the texture.  It finishes long with blackberry, black tea and a touch of spice.

Wine: 337
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2009
Alcohol: 14.5%
Rating: 87
Price: $14.99

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Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.

7 replies to this post
  1. I happen to love this wine. My daughter and her boyfriend recommended it to me awhile ago. It was hard to find here on Long Island but whenever I do I get a few bottles! Cheers!

  2. That’s true. I agree with your blog. I like how the cover is. It is very simple but looks so classic. As soon as I saw pic, I thought that the wine is so expensive. And I found out that the price is very affordable. Thank you for sharing.

  3. This isn’t too bad. Since I retired I’m leery of spending the $40-$75 for a bottle of wine like I always have so finding some cheaper good ones helps. Love the site! And you’re locla to me so even better

  4. Great review — bought this bottle prior to reading this review — but searched it on the net anyways after I bought it — lives up to this review (and others)! definitely recommend!

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