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Calla Lily

Calla Lily
2013 Ultimate Red, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$88.00
Cellar Selection

Calla Lily
2013 Ultimate Red, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1%
Nearly opaque ruby black color. Complex aromas and flavors of fresh leather, salami, spice drops, and cherry cola with a chewy, vibrant, dryish full body and an epic, very long spiced raisins, pie crusts, anise and cedar, and cassis vinaigrette finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak. A big and bold Cab with grown-up structure that will really pop after a few years of cellaring.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex, Savory, Juicy & Smooth & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: fresh leather, salami, spice drops, and cherry cola
Taste Flavor: spiced raisins, pie crusts, anise and cedar, and cassis vinaigrette
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Hanger Steak, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A big and bold Cab with grown-up structure that will really pop after a few years of cellaring.
The Producer

Calla Lily

The Producer
6307 Pope Valley Road
Pope Valley, CA 94567
USA
1 707-965-4567
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.