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Highway 12

Highway 12
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .2%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18.99

Highway 12
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .2%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate mint, berry compote, and graham cracker with a crisp, light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-length finish with nuances of honeyed blackberries, nutskin, and chalk and cedar with well-integrated, crunchy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A fun, lively, minty cabernet for fans of Australian shiraz.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth, Savory & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: chocolate mint, berry compote, and graham cracker
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of honeyed blackberries, nutskin, and chalk and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Lamb Curry, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun, lively, minty cabernet for fans of Australian shiraz.

The Producer

Highway 12 Winery

The Producer
21481 8th 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.