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Girasole

Girasole
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendocino

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: .322%
Certified Organic
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14
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Girasole
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendocino

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: .322%
Nearly opaque violet color. Inviting aromas and flavors of spicy caramelized berries and nuts, smoked bacon fat, and black licorice with a silky, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, charming, medium-length finish displaying touches of tangerine custard, vanilla nuts, and cedar with soft tannins and light oak flavor. A juicy, fruity, easy-drinking cabernet pleaser.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: spicy caramelized berries and nuts, smoked bacon fat, and black licorice
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of tangerine custard, vanilla nuts, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Deep Dish Spinach Pizza, Meatball Sandwich, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, fruity, easy-drinking cabernet pleaser.

The Producer

Barra of Mendocino

The Producer
10801 East Rd
Redwood Valley, CA 95470
USA
1 707-485-8771

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.