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Crane Family Vineyards

Crane Family Vineyards
2010 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
97 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$65.00
Cellar Selection

Crane Family Vineyards
2010 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Dark black garnet color. Rich, attractive aromas of chocolate drizzled berries, dill pickle, and eucalyptus honey with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, complex, long cassis pie a la mode, chocolate mint, spiced nuts, and cedar finish with fine, well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak. An outstandingly rich, spicy, and toothsome cabernet that is sure to please and screams, decadent old school Napa cabernet.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Juicy smooth fruity oaky rich
Aroma Aroma: chocolate drizzled berries, dill pickle, and eucalyptus honey
Taste Flavor: cassis pie a la mode, chocolate mint, spiced nuts, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Short Ribs, Grilled Ribeye With Cabrales Cheese, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An outstandingly rich, spicy, and toothsome cabernet that is sure to please and screams, decadent old school Napa cabernet.
The Producer

Crane Family Vineyards

The Producer
1051 Borrette Ln
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-259-0175
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.