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Cross Springs

Cross Springs
2014 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lake County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19.99
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Cross Springs
2014 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lake County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1%
Dusty dusty garnet color. Fruity, spicy aromas and flavors of mixed berry compote, sweet and peppery spices, olives and cucumber, and white tea with a supple, crisp, fruity medium body and a tingling, charming, snappy spiced apple, floral honey, nutskin, and cedar finish with crunchy, cottony tannins and heavy oak. A dry, chewy, tannins cabernet that needs a bit of time.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: mixed berry compote, sweet and peppery spices, olives and cucumber, and white tea
Taste Flavor: spiced apple, floral honey, nutskin, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Well-Marbled Steak, Beef Kabobs, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry, chewy, tannins cabernet that needs a bit of time.
The Producer

Friar Tuck Beverage

The Producer
3071 D Greenhead Dr. Suite D
Springfield, IL 62711
USA
1 217-698-1182
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.