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Hayes Valley

Hayes Valley
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .022%
Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$12

Hayes Valley
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .022%
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of pickled berries, beets and cucumbers, cocoa powder, and brown butter with a crisp, dryish medium body and a brisk finish imparting shades of grilled green pepper, nutskin, blackberry coulis, and grassy gravel with dusty, earthy, firm tannins and heavy oak flavor. An intriguing, very savory and earthy cabernet for the table; this needs time.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: pickled berries, beets and cucumbers, cocoa powder, and brown butter
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of grilled green pepper, nutskin, blackberry coulis, and grassy gravel
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Venison Steak, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An intriguing, very savory and earthy cabernet for the table; this needs time.

The Producer

Clos Lachance Winery

The Producer
13800 Hummingbird Ln
San Martin, CA 95046
USA
1 408-686-1050

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.