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Canyon Wind

Canyon Wind
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Grand Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: <1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$29.95
Cellar Selection

Canyon Wind
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Grand Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: <1%
Dark garnet black color. Lively, fruity, spicy aromas and flavors of spiced blackberries and mulberries, chocolate citrus peels, pink peppercorn, and dried flowers with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, medium-long berry pie, vanilla cream, candied yams, and pencil shavings finish with silky, dusty tannins and light oak. A juicy, appetizing cabernet that will be very versatile.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy, smooth, fruity, savory, rich & full & oaky
Aroma Aroma: spiced blackberries and mulberries, chocolate citrus peels, pink peppercorn, and dried flowers
Taste Flavor: berry pie, vanilla cream, candied yams, and pencil shavings
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Lamb Tagine, Beef Teriyaki, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, appetizing cabernet that will be very versatile.

The Producer

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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.