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Greyscale

Greyscale
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$70
Cellar Selection

Greyscale
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7% RS: <1%
Dusty garnet color. Aromas of dried berries, gravel, cedar and pine sap, and candle drippings with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, interesting, medium-long roasted nuts and tobacco, dried banana, dried cassis and spices, and tar and mineral dust finish with chewy, dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A round, stately cabernet for pleasure now or later.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Savory, Oaky & New World
Aroma Aroma: dried berries, gravel, cedar and pine sap, and candle drippings
Taste Flavor: roasted nuts and tobacco, dried banana, dried cassis and spices, and tar and mineral dust
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A round, stately cabernet for pleasure now or later.

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.