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AvinoDos

AvinoDos
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$95
Cellar Selection

AvinoDos
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
Black garnet color. Attractive aromas of kirsch, black licorice, chinese 5-spice, black tea, fine leather, and herb focaccia with a round, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a graceful, thought-provoking, long allspice, lime leaf, and sage finish with firm tannins and heavy oak flavor. A bold and concentrated Napa Cabernet with style and finesse.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky & New World
Aroma Aroma: kirsch, black licorice, chinese 5-spice, black tea, fine leather, and herb focaccia
Taste Flavor: allspice, lime leaf, and sage
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 bold and concentrated Napa Cabernet with style and finesse.

The Producer

AvinoDos Wines

The Producer
PO Box 10352
Napa, CA 94851
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.