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Dewitt Family

Dewitt Family
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$65

Dewitt Family
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9% RS: <1%
Ruby color. Aromas of dark red fruit, cardamom, crumble-topped coffee cake, and brisket burnt ends with a chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, refreshing, medium-length leather, espresso bean, and carrot cake finish with moderate oak flavor. A full-bodied, juicy red that begs for marbled steaks, smoked and grilled meats.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, New World, Spicy & Complex & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: dark red fruit, cardamom, crumble-topped coffee cake, and "burnt ends"
Taste Flavor: leather, espresso bean, and carrot cake
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A full-bodied, juicy red that begs for marbled steaks, smoked and grilled meats.

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.