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Agajanian Vineyards

Agajanian Vineyards
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .3%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$25

Agajanian Vineyards
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .3%
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of blue raspberry, concord grape, tomato vine, steamed bell pepper, and cooked green beans with a soft, crisp, dryish medium body and a tingling, rapid finish evoking notes of horse blanket and straw mat with a suggestion of oak flavor. A funky and vegetal Cab for weekday dinners with mixed company.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky
Aroma Aroma: blue raspberry, concord grape, tomato vine, steamed bell pepper, and cooked green beans
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of horse blanket and straw mat
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Beef Enchiladas, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A funky and vegetal Cab for weekday dinners with mixed company.

The Producer

Agajanian Vineyards, Inc.

The Producer
10174 Hwy 41
Madera, CA 93636
USA
1 559-448-0558

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.