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California Republic

California Republic
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18

California Republic
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8%
Dark dusty garnet color. Aromas of grilled spiced nuts, black toast, plum preserves, peppercorns, and pencil shavings with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, medium-length cherry jam and custard finish with woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. A dry and oaky Cab that satisfies.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: grilled spiced nuts, black toast, plum preserves, peppercorns, and pencil shavings
Taste Flavor: cherry jam and custard
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry and oaky cab that satisfies.

The Producer

Owl Ridge Wines

The Producer
2064 Gravenstein Hwy N, Ste 120, Bldg 1
Sebastopol, CA 95472
USA
1 707-823-0149

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.