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Clos du Bois

Clos du Bois
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10.99

Clos du Bois
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Ruby black color. Aromas of sawdust, ink, and dried cassis with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, medium-length chocolate dipped black plum and cracked pepper finish with chewy tannins and heavy oak flavor. A solid Cab that hits all the notes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: sawdust, ink, and dried cassis
Taste Flavor: chocolate dipped black plum and cracked pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Beef Sandwich, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid Cab that hits all the notes.

The Producer or Importer

Constellation Wines US

The Producer or  Importer
1265 Battery St. Ste. 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
USA
1 888-659-7900

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.