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Bryter Estates

Bryter Estates
2014 Inspired, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.2%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$125

Bryter Estates
2014 Inspired, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.2%
Rich black violet color. Aroma and flavors of stewed plums with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a peppery, compelling, medium-length finish manifesting suggestions of stewed figs, sandalwood, herbs, and lilac with grippy tannins. An vibrant, chewy, herbaceous cab to cellar for a few years.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: stewed plums
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of stewed figs, sandalwood, herbs, and lilac
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Elk Chops, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An vibrant, chewy, herbaceous cab to cellar for a few years.

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.