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Four Vines

Four Vines
2016 The Kinker, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18
Cellar Selection

Four Vines
2016 The Kinker, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Black garnet color. Aromas of dried strawberry, anise, thicket, red cassis, and alpine herbs with a chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity full body and an appealing, medium-long lacquered wood and dark chocolate caramel finish with coarse tannins and heavy oak flavor. A bracingly chewy Paso Cab with potential; drink now or mellow in the cellar.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: dried strawberry, anise, thicket, red cassis, and alpine herbs
Taste Flavor: lacquered wood and dark chocolate caramel
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Venison, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bracingly chewy Paso Cab with potential; drink now or mellow in the cellar.

The Producer

Purple Wine Company

The Producer
PO Box 390
Graton, CA 95444
USA
1 707-938-9229

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.