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Draxton

Draxton
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$36.00

Draxton
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
Dark ruby garnet color. Earthy aromas of cocoa, dried blueberries, and flower patch with a silky, dryish medium body and a tangy dried currant, vanilla nut, and mossy earth finish with dusty tannins. A nicely restrained, rather old world styled cabernet for the table.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: cocoa, dried blueberries, and flower patch
Taste Flavor: tangy dried currant, vanilla nut, and mossy earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nicely restrained, rather old world styled cabernet for the table.
The Producer

Draxton Wines

The Producer
1431A Grove St
Healdsburg, CA 95448
USA
1 707-694-3139
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.