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Cunningham Creek Winery

Cunningham Creek Winery
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$38

Cunningham Creek Winery
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Garnet black color. Herbal aromas and flavors of dill pickles, rhubarb pie, pencil shavings, and tomato vine with a supple, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length finish that shows notes of pickled green tomatoes and roasted turnips and kale with well-integrated, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A savory cabernet with lots of earthy herbal notes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World, Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: dill pickles, rhubarb pie, pencil shavings, and tomato vine
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of pickled green tomatoes and roasted turnips and kale
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Bone In Ribeye Steak With A White Pepper Demi-Glaze Sauce, Lamb Curry, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory cabernet with lots of earthy herbal notes.

The Producer

Cunningham Creek Winery

The Producer
3304 Ruritan Lake Road
Palmyra, VA 22963
USA
1 434-207-3907

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.