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Dewitt Family

Dewitt Family
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.1% RS: <1%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$55
Cellar Selection

Dewitt Family
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.1% RS: <1%
Black violet color. Creamy, smoky aromas of blackberry mostarda, chai latte, and bacon with a round, vibrant, dryish full body and a peppery, epic, very long charred meats, cracked black pepper, coriander, and caramel latte finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A slightly smoky, meaty cabernet with commanding character; memorable, luxurious, superbly balanced.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex, Savory, Oaky & New World
Aroma Aroma: blackberry mostarda, chai latte, and bacon
Taste Flavor: charred meats, cracked black pepper, coriander, and caramel latte
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Entrecote Bordelaise, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A slightly smoky, meaty cabernet with commanding character; memorable, luxurious, superbly balanced.

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.