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Forchini

Forchini
2014 Proprietor’s Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$36.00

Forchini
2014 Proprietor’s Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
Dark color. Fruity, savory aromas and flavors of cherry-cranberry crumble, red licorice, peppery salami, and cigar wrapper with a round, vibrant, fruity full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length chocolate-almond biscotti, rosemary, dark chocolate mouse, and leather belt and orange liqueur filled chocolate finish with well-integrated, crunchy tannins and moderate oak. A rich and decadent cabernet fit for any steak.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: cherry-cranberry crumble, red licorice, peppery salami, and cigar wrapper
Taste Flavor: chocolate-almond biscotti, rosemary, dark chocolate mouse, and leather belt and orange liqueur filled chocolate
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: London Broil, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and decadent cabernet fit for any steak.
The Producer

Forchini Vineyards & Winery

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