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Casa Barranca

Casa Barranca
2016 Coquelicot Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Ynez Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8% RS: <1%
No Sulfites & USDA Organic
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$45
Cellar Selection

Casa Barranca
2016 Coquelicot Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Ynez Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8% RS: <1%
Black violet color. Complex aromas of farmer’s market blackberry stand, elderflower, dill, and pickling spices with a velvety, crisp, dry-yet-fruity full body and a polished, elegant, medium-long dried peony, black tea, and tobacco finish with silky, fine tannins and moderate oak flavor. A bright, dense cabernet packed with purple fruits and flowers.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: farmer's market blackberry stand, elderflower, dill, and pickling spices
Taste Flavor: dried peony, black tea, and tobacco
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright, dense cabernet packed with purple fruits and flowers.

The Producer

Casa Barranca Wines

The Producer
208 E Ojai Ave
Ojai, CA 93023
USA
1 805-640-1334

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.