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1849 Wine

1849 Wine
2015 Declaration, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$79.99

1849 Wine
2015 Declaration, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of berries and kiwis, pencil shavings, creme brulee, and delicate herbs with an bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an interesting, medium-long finish with accents of dark chocolate cassis, sour cherry, and nuts with crunchy tannins and light oak flavor. A rock solid Napa cab with very good structure and agreeable flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Quaffable & New World
Aroma Aroma: berries and kiwis, pencil shavings, creme brulee, and delicate herbs
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of dark chocolate cassis, sour cherry, and nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Stroganoff, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock solid Napa cab with very good structure and agreeable flavors.

The Importer

Stratus Wine & Spirits, LLCS

The Importer
4441 S Downey Road
Vernon, CA 90058
USA
1 323-581-8422

Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.