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Bliss Family Vineyards

Bliss Family Vineyards
2015 Estate Bottled, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendocino

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
Cellar Selection

Bliss Family Vineyards
2015 Estate Bottled, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendocino

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Ruby color. Fruity aromas of plum, cassis, and morello cherry with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a warming, amusing, medium-long oaky vanilla, blueberry candy, chocolate creme, and spice cake finish with silky, grippy tannins and heavy oak. A cabernet that serves as a study in silky tannins.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Fruity, Spicy & Complex, Rich & Full & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: plum, cassis, and morello cherry
Taste Flavor: oaky vanilla, blueberry candy, chocolate creme, and spice cake
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Veal, Prime Rib, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A cabernet that serves as a study in silky tannins.
The Producer

Brutocao Cellars

The Producer
1400 Hwy 175
Hopland, CA 95449
USA
1 707-744-1066
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.