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Akash Winery

Akash Winery
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: <1%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$52

Akash Winery
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: <1%
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry pie, black olives, leather, and clove with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length finish with touches of chocolate buttercream with moderate oak flavor. A balanced, bright and juicy Cabernet to enjoy on its own or with the meal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: blackberry pie, black olives, leather, and clove
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of chocolate buttercream
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A balanced, bright and juicy Cabernet to enjoy on its own or with the meal.

The Producer

Akash Winery & Vineyard

The Producer
39730 Calle Contento
Temecula, CA 92591
USA
1 951-888-1393

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.