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AvinoDos

AvinoDos
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$60
Cellar Selection

AvinoDos
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3%
Black garnet color. Elegant aromas of ripe cassis, dark chocolate coated coconut, rose petals, caramel, and roasted nuts with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, complex, very long ripe blueberries, hibiscus, pomegranate, and leather patina finish with chewy tannins and heavy oak. A knockout, endless Coombsville cab that is ready to drink or for a slumber in the cellar.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: ripe cassis, dark chocolate coated coconut, rose petals, caramel, and roasted nuts
Taste Flavor: ripe blueberries, hibiscus, pomegranate, and leather patina
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Dry-Aged Sirloin From A Free Range Cow, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A knockout, endless Coombsville cab that is ready to drink or for a slumber in the cellar.

The Producer

AvinoDos Wines

The Producer
902 Enterprise Way, Ste P
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 847-987-8120

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.