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Adastra

Adastra
2014 Optimism, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$75

Adastra
2014 Optimism, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3%
Black ruby color. Aromas of roasted plum, spray roses, black olives, focaccia with oregano and cheese, and carob with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, nuanced, medium-long tea with cream, plum tart, nutmeg, and toffee finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A distinctive and balanced Cabernet Sauvignon; excellent.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: roasted plum, spray roses, black olives, focaccia with oregano and cheese, and carob
Taste Flavor: tea with cream, plum tart, nutmeg, and toffee
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A distinctive and balanced Cabernet Sauvignon; excellent.

The Producer

Adastra Wines

The Producer
2545 Las Amigas Rd
Napa, CA 94559
USA
1 707-255-4818

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.