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Forgotten Barrel

Forgotten Barrel
2013 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$85

Forgotten Barrel
2013 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
Indigo color. Savory aromas of sweet currant, vanilla spice, and blackberry with a round, soft, dryish full body and a warming, medium-long vanilla, violet, blackberry, and black currant finish with soft tannins and heavy oak. Silky-smooth Napa Cabernet bound to please all!

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: sweet currant, vanilla spice, and blackberry
Taste Flavor: vanilla, violet, blackberry, and black currant
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Silky-smooth Napa Cabernet bound to please all!

The Producer

Forgotten Barrel Winery

The Producer
1120 W. 15th Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025
USA
1 888-620-8466

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.