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Anthony/Koster

Anthony/Koster
2014 Barrel Select, Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .2%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
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Anthony/Koster
2014 Barrel Select, Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .2%
Violet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of spiced berries, sandalwood, and chocolate nuts with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, breezy finish with overtones of cherry sauce, nougat, and coconut dream bar with light oak flavor. A tasty, fruity, crowd pleasing cab.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: spiced berries, sandalwood, and chocolate nuts
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of cherry sauce, nougat, and coconut dream bar
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Aged Cheddar Cheeseburger, Deep Dish Sausage Pizza, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tasty, fruity, crowd pleasing cab.

The Producer

Highway 12 Winery

The Producer
21481 8th St. E., #3
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-939-1012

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.