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Gnarly Head

Gnarly Head
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: .4%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$11.99

Gnarly Head
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: .4%
Violet color. Fruity, oaky aromas and flavors of spiced berries and pencil with a soft, fruity light body and an effortless, quick finish with accents of vanilla cream and nuts with dusty tannins and light oak flavor. A nice easy quaffer.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Crisp & Lively & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: spiced berries and pencil
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of vanilla cream and nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Cheeseburger, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice easy quaffer.

The Producer

DFV Wines

The Producer
455 Devlin Road, Suite 201
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-265-1715

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.