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Grayson

Grayson
2016 Lot 10, Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$11

Grayson
2016 Lot 10, Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of berry pie crust and pencil shavings and eraser with a bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a crisp finish with notes of vanilla cream and cocoa with fine, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A fruity, oaky cabernet crusher.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Quaffable & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: berry pie crust and pencil shavings and eraser
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of vanilla cream and cocoa
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Steak With Red Wine Demi-Glace, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity, oaky cabernet crusher.

The Producer

The Woodmar Group

The Producer

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.