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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$65.00
Cellar Selection

Greyscale
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of warm cassis pie, melted chocolate toffee, and clay with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long vanilla cream, marinated cherries, and cedar bark finish with dusty, firm tannins and heavy oak. A robust, highly structured cabernet that could use a bit of cellaring or a well-marbled steak.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Fruity & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: warm cassis pie, melted chocolate toffee, and clay
Taste Flavor: vanilla cream, marinated cherries, and cedar bark
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Well-Marbled Steak, Blue Cheese Crusted Ribeye, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A robust, highly structured cabernet that could use a bit of cellaring or a well-marbled steak.
The Producer

Greyscale Wines

The Producer
PO Box 213
Orinda, CA 94563
USA
1 925-255-5187
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.