Bear Flag Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle with Gold Background

Cabernet Sauvignon

Seek your fortune

It takes fortitude to seek your fortune in unknown territory. Take those who put California on the map by discovering gold in 1848. We toast these tough trailblazers with a wine for those who carve out their own fate.

Tasting Notes

Packed with an abundance of fruit character, Bear Flag Cabernet Sauvignon opens with notes of black raspberries, red cherry jam and dried fruit. Silky smooth on your tongue, things get interesting when subtle layers of clove, cedar, luscious butterscotch and cocoa kick in.

Black Raspberry Cluster


Jar of Jam

Black Raspberry

Cloves Spread Out


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Awards & Accolades

90 PTS
Bear Flag
Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Advocate

"…offers fragrant cassis, blackberries and chocolate box notions with hints of pencil shavings, cinnamon, violets, sautéed herbs and damp soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a rock-solid structure of grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing with a lively herbal lift."

- January 2019

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Close up of the varietal story on the label
Label graphic of March 2019, the year Bear Flag Cabernet was introduced
Label paying homage to the mining licenses of the California Gold Rush
Use of Aaron Piotter's signature into the deed on the label

The discovery of gold just west of the Sierra Nevada on January 24, 1848 brought thousands west in search of fortune. This wine honors today's trailblazers who carry on their fearless pursuit of a better life.

The gold rush

Sketch of the gold rush

The entire course of California – and perhaps U.S. – history changed on January 24, 1848. Carpenter James W. Marshall discovered nuggets of gold near the saw mill he was helping to build near the base of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

His discovery in the waters of the American River soon attracted thousands of prospectors. These trailblazers earned the infamous title of ’49ers because so many arrived in 1949 after a grueling journey West. Their sheer grit and determination in pursuit of prosperity inspired our unrelenting dedication to making a Cabernet Sauvignon worthy of today’s pioneering spirits.