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Grgich Hills

Grgich Hills
2013 Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6%
Organically Grown Grapes
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$69
Cellar Selection

Grgich Hills
2013 Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6%
Ruby color. Baked aromas and flavors of cooked berries, spice and licorice, and dark roasted nuts with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an interesting, medium-long finish conveying impressions of nutskin, cedar, and earth with firm, woody tannins and heavy oak flavor. A big, brawny densely packed cabernet that needs time.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Savory
Aroma Aroma: cooked berries, spice and licorice, and dark roasted nuts
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of nutskin, cedar, and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Well-Marbled Steak, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A big, brawny densely packed cabernet that needs time.

The Producer

Grgich Hills Estate

The Producer
P.O Box 450
Rutherford, CA 94573
USA
1 707-963-2784

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.