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Dewitt Family

Dewitt Family
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .07%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$45

Dewitt Family
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .07%
Dusty black violet color. Aromas of berry tart, worn leather, coriander, and turkish delight with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a sleek, interesting, medium-length sugared plums, carrot cake, roasted pine nuts, and nutmeg finish with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A sturdy Cabernet that will make a lovely steak companion.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: berry tart, worn leather, coriander, and Turkish delight
Taste Flavor: sugared plums, carrot cake, roasted pine nuts, and nutmeg
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Short Ribs, Grilled Hanger Steak, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sturdy Cabernet that will make a lovely steak companion.

The Producer

DeWitt Family Wines

The Producer
689 St. Andrews Dr
Dayton, NV 89403
USA
1 707-291-2202

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.