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Heibel Ranch Vineyards

Heibel Ranch Vineyards
2013 GBH, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$95.00

Heibel Ranch Vineyards
2013 GBH, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
Dark dull dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla mint, overripe berries, chestnut honey, and clay with a supple, body and a seamless, appealing, medium-length cedar pencil shavings, craisins, and nutskin finish with silky tannins and moderate oak. A dry, very even cabernet for the table.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: vanilla mint, overripe berries, chestnut honey, and clay
Taste Flavor: cedar pencil shavings, craisins, and nutskin
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Braciole, Prime Rib, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry, very even cabernet for the table.
The Producer

Heibel Ranch Vineyards

The Producer
1900 Aetna Springs Rd
Pope Valley, CA 94567
USA
1 707-968-9289
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.