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2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clarksburg

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .5%
Lodi Rules Certified
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15
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Caricature
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clarksburg

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .5%
Black garnet color. Mature aromas of polished wood furniture, cured meats, fresh berry jam, and imported cheese with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, distinctive, medium-long red cassis, cinnamon, and black tea finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak. A super-satisfying and balanced cabernet for excellent dinners.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: polished wood furniture, cured meats, fresh berry jam, and imported cheese
Taste Flavor: red cassis, cinnamon, and black tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese Crusted Ribeye, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A super-satisfying and balanced cabernet for excellent dinners.

The Producer

LangeTwins Winery

The Producer
1525 E Jahant Rd
Acampo, CA 95220
USA
1 209-334-9780

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.