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Four Sisters Ranch

Four Sisters Ranch
2017 Opalessence, Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Four Sisters Ranch
2017 Opalessence, Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of singed herbs drizzled with honey, warm cassis compote with butter, steak tartare, and chocolate spiced nuts with an bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-long finish with notes of boysenberry pie with chocolate sauce, ground nuts, and dried berries with well-integrated, soft tannins and light oak flavor. An intriguing and inviting cabernet with distinctive earthy herbal flourishes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, New World, Savory & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: singed herbs drizzled with honey, warm cassis compote with butter, steak tartare, and chocolate spiced nuts
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of boysenberry pie with chocolate sauce, ground nuts, and dried berries
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Lamb Tagine, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An intriguing and inviting cabernet with distinctive earthy herbal flourishes.

The Producer or Importer

Epic Wines

The Producer or  Importer
2160 41st Ave
Capitola, CA 95010
USA
1 800-322-3742

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.