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Highway 12

Highway 12
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Highway 12
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Bright dark deep purple color. Bright, fruity aromas of chocolate berries, coconut, pickling spices, and flax seed with an oily, lively, dryish medium-full body and a tingling, delightful, breezy creme brulee finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A very tasty, tangy cabernet that is sure to please.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Juicy, smooth, oaky, rich & full & spicy & complex
Aroma Aroma: chocolate berries, coconut, pickling spices, and flax seed
Taste Flavor: creme brulee
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very tasty, tangy cabernet that is sure to please.
The Producer

Highway 12 Winery

The Producer
21481 Eighth St. E., #3
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-939-1012
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.
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