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Cannonball

Cannonball
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8% RS: <1%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15.99

Cannonball
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8% RS: <1%
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla candle, mocha, honey roasted almonds, and plum tart with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, breezy finish that presents notes of chocolate cake and charred coconut. A vanilla-kissed cabernet with chewy tannins and tasty flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: vanilla candle, mocha, honey roasted almonds, and plum tart
Taste Flavor: chocolate cake and charred coconut
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vanilla-kissed cabernet with chewy tannins and tasty flavors.

The Producer

Share a Splash Wine Co.

The Producer
611 Menlo Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025
USA
1 408-4272793

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.