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Esser Vineyards

Esser Vineyards
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: .53%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$15.99

Esser Vineyards
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: .53%
Black garnet color. Interesting aromas and flavors of beets, cherry granola, cranberry, legumes, cinnamon, and cedar incense with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, elegant, long finish displaying suggestions of dark chocolate with sea salt, dried apricot, and parchment with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A funky red from Paso Robles for distinctive pairings and memorable meals.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: beets, cherry granola, cranberry, legumes, cinnamon, and cedar incense
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of dark chocolate with sea salt, dried apricot, and parchment
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A funky red from Paso Robles for distinctive pairings and memorable meals.

The Producer

Appellation Ventures, LLC

The Producer
5570 Skylane Blvd, Suite C
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
USA
1 916-912-9559

Their Portfolio

92 Carneros Springs 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.2% (USA) $29.99.
85 Crush 8 2017 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $9.99.
86 Crush 8 2017 Zinfandel, California 14% (USA) $9.99.
BR Crush 8 2017 Zinfandel, California 14% (USA) $9.99. - Bronze Medal
88 Eagle Lake 2017 Pinot Noir, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $16.99.
87 Eagle Lake 2016 Merlot, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $12.99.
89 Eagle Lake 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14% (USA) $16.99.
86 Eagle Lake 2018 Chardonnay, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $12.99.
88 Eagle Lake 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $9.99.
BR Esser Vineyards 2014 Merlot, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $14.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Esser Vineyards 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $11.99. - Bronze Medal
90 Esser Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $17.99.
87 Esser Vineyards 2016 Merlot, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $12.99.
86 Esser Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $10.99.
BR Esser Vineyards 2015 Pinot Noir, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $14.99. - Bronze Medal
87 Esser Vineyards 2017 Chardonnay, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $13.99.
90 Esser Vineyards 2017 Pinot Noir, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $15.99.
86 Esser Vineyards 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $11.99.
91 Esser Vineyards 2018 Chardonnay, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $13.99.
88 Esser Vineyards 2016 Merlot, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $13.99.
BR Esser Vineyards 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14% (USA) $15.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Las Palmeras 2014 Red Blend, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $13.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Las Palmeras 2014 Chardonnay, Monterey County 13% (USA) $14.99. - Bronze Medal
89 Las Palmeras 2015 Chardonnay, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $14.99.
88 Stealth 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.2% (USA) $29.00.

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.