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Carter Cellars

Carter Cellars
2014 Fortuna Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$95.00

Carter Cellars
2014 Fortuna Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8%
Dark indigo color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, black cherry, and vanilla with a round, bright, dryish full body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length finish with gritty tannins and heavy oak. A giant Napa Cabernet to that will continue to develop with age.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Savory
Aroma Aroma: blackberry, black cherry, and vanilla
Taste Flavor: blackberry, black cherry, and vanilla
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A giant Napa Cabernet to that will continue to develop with age.
The Producer

Carter Cellars

The Producer
1170 Tubbs Ln
Calistoga, CA 94515
USA
1 707-942-4670
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.