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Elk Run

Elk Run
2014 Cold Friday Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maryland

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$26.61

Elk Run
2014 Cold Friday Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maryland

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
Brick red color. Aromas and flavors of tomatoes on the vine, mulberries, and carob with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length finish imparting nuances of pomegranate and nutskins with chewy, dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. An earthy, chewy cabernet.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: tomatoes on the vine, mulberries, and carob
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of pomegranate and nutskins
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Mutton, Grilled Boar, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An earthy, chewy cabernet.

The Producer

Elk Run Vineyards

The Producer
15113 Liberty Rd
Mount Airy, MD 21771
USA
1 410-775-2513

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.