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Bryter Estates

Bryter Estates
2014 Barrel Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$165
Cellar Selection

Bryter Estates
2014 Barrel Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8%
Nearly opaque dusty ruby color. Complex, floral, fresh, inviting, interesting aromas and flavors of fine furniture, berry jam, ripe plums, lavender, espresso, and pencil shavings with a lightly tannic, lively, dry full body and a hot, elegant, long finish that presents notes of vanilla scented tobacco, allspice, and clove with well-integrated, medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. A fruit-forward Napa Cab with balancing oak and spice; cellar.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: fine furniture, berry jam, ripe plums, lavender, espresso, and pencil shavings
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of vanilla scented tobacco, allspice, and clove
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Bacon Wrapped Filet Steak, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruit-forward Napa Cab with balancing oak and spice; cellar.

The Producer

BRYTER Estates

The Producer
PO Box 717
Napa, CA 94559
USA
1 707-363-0525

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.