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AvinoDos

AvinoDos
2016 Two Barrel Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.7%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$65

AvinoDos
2016 Two Barrel Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.7%
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of dark red cherry, creme anglaise, licorice, peppered and cured meats, fresh herbs, and dried roses with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length finish with moderate oak flavor. A firm Napa Cabernet that will fit right in at the table; fantastically aromatic.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: dark red cherry, creme anglaise, licorice, peppered and cured meats, fresh herbs, and dried roses
Taste Flavor: dark red cherry, creme anglaise, licorice, peppered and cured meats, fresh herbs, and dried roses
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Flatiron Steak, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A firm Napa Cabernet that will fit right in at the table; fantastically aromatic.

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.