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2013 Green Room Vineyard Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$150

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2013 Green Room Vineyard Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
Nearly opaque burnt sienna color. Aromas and flavors of tree bark, blackberries and cassis, subtle yeasty barnyard note, and turned earth with an tangy, dry full body and a delightful, brisk finish with earthy, barky tannins and moderate oak flavor. A good quality example.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: tree bark, blackberries and cassis, subtle yeasty barnyard note, and turned earth
Taste Flavor: tree bark, blackberries and cassis, subtle yeasty barnyard note, and turned earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Mushroom Cassoulet, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A good quality example.

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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.