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Concannon Vineyard

Concannon Vineyard
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$20.00
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Concannon Vineyard
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Nearly opaque violet color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of strawberry cranberry tart, vanilla toffee, and lilacs with a silky, bright, fruity body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length pickled cassis and melon, spiced apple, and cocoa nuts finish with well-integrated, fine tannins and light oak. A silky, precisely balanced cabernet with pure berry fruit and restrained oak.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: strawberry cranberry tart, vanilla toffee, and lilacs
Taste Flavor: pickled cassis and melon, spiced apple, and cocoa nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Beef Teriyaki, Lamb Curry, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A silky, precisely balanced cabernet with pure berry fruit and restrained oak.
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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.