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Elk Run

Elk Run
2015 Cold Friday Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maryland

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$29

Elk Run
2015 Cold Friday Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maryland

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Brown brick red color. Aromas and flavors of beets with dill, menthol, lemon pepper, basil, and lemongrass with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a warming, medium-length finish conveying shades of dark chocolate chunks, mulberry, raspberry coulis, toast, and dark coffee with light oak flavor. A very earthy, rustic, and savory cabernet for the hunter’s table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: beets with dill, menthol, lemon pepper, basil, and lemongrass
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of dark chocolate chunks, mulberry, raspberry coulis, toast, and dark coffee
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Herb Crusted Pot Roast, Roasted Goat, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very earthy, rustic, and savory cabernet for the hunter's table.

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.