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Hawk and Horse Vineyards

Hawk and Horse Vineyards
2012 Red Hills, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lake County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3%
Demeter Certified Biodynamic ®, Certifed Organic, Organically Grown Grapes
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$70.00

Hawk and Horse Vineyards
2012 Red Hills, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lake County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3%
Dark ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of menthol mint lozenge, eucalyptus honey, berry chutney on toast, and chocolate fondue with pound cake with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, complex, medium-long currant custard tart, spiced peaches and apples, and black walnuts finish with soft, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A sleek, lively cabernet that will give a pleasurable lift to a fine meal.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: menthol mint lozenge, eucalyptus honey, berry chutney on toast, and chocolate fondue with pound cake
Taste Flavor: currant custard tart, spiced peaches and apples, and black walnuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Steak With Chimichurri, Steak Florentine, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sleek, lively cabernet that will give a pleasurable lift to a fine meal.
The Producer

Hawk and Horse Vineyards

The Producer
13048 Hwy 29
Calistoga, CA 94515
USA
1 707-942-4600
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.