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Forchini

Forchini
2012 Proprietor’s Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chicken Turkey Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .01%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$36
Cellar Selection

Forchini
2012 Proprietor’s Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chicken Turkey Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .01%
Opaque garnet black color. Fruity, toasty, creamy, spicy aromas and flavors of creme di cassis, toasted cranberry bread, planked oak, and gravel with a creamy, crisp, dry full body and a peppery, complex, relaxed finish with earthy, woody, firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. Nice purity of etched flavors and good length.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: creme di cassis, toasted cranberry bread, planked oak, and gravel
Taste Flavor: Fruity, toasty, creamy, spicy
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Turkey, Chicken Casserole, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Nice purity of etched flavors and good length.

The Producer

Forchini Vineyards & Winery

The Producer
5141 Dry Creek Rd
Healdsburg, CA 95448
USA
1 707-431-8886

Their Portfolio

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.