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Angwin Estate Vineyards

Angwin Estate Vineyards
2013 Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: <1%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$120
Cellar Selection

Angwin Estate Vineyards
2013 Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: <1%
Black violet color. Aromas of plum butter, cedar, sage, spring flower bed, and slate with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a complex, long rose hip jam, blueberry compote with thyme, plum tart, chocolate mousse, and licorice finish with moderate oak flavor. A decadent Howell Mountain Cabernet packed with fruit and spice.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: plum butter, cedar, sage, spring flower bed, and slate
Taste Flavor: rose hip jam, blueberry compote with thyme, plum tart, chocolate mousse, and licorice
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A decadent Howell Mountain Cabernet packed with fruit and spice.

The Producer

Angwin Estate Vineyards

The Producer
1175 Ink Grade Rd
Angwin, CA 94508
USA
1 707-592-2524

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.