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Greyscale

Greyscale
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$65
Cellar Selection

Greyscale
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of wet clay and wax, dark roasted coffee beans and nuts, herbed chocolate bar, and earth with a bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a compelling, medium-long finish with suggestions of nut, dried cassis and citrus, and olive tapenade with crunchy, chewy tannins and no oak flavor. A profoundly rich, savory and brooding powerhouse of a cabernet that will amply reward patience.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth, Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: wet clay and wax, dark roasted coffee beans and nuts, herbed chocolate bar, and earth
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of nut, dried cassis and citrus, and olive tapenade
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese Crusted Ribeye, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A profoundly rich, savory and brooding powerhouse of a cabernet that will amply reward patience.

The Producer

Greyscale Wines

The Producer
PO Box 6264
Napa, CA 94581
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.