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Highwayman

Highwayman
2015 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: <1%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$55

Highwayman
2015 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: <1%
Black garnet color. Exotic aromas of salted caramel pot de creme, bamboo shoots, smoked green tea, and star anise with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, engaging, medium-length watermelon, sweet, ripe summer tomatoes, black pepper sauce with ginger, and roasted red pepper finish with moderate oak flavor. A interesting melange of flavors makes this a one-of-a-kind Cabernet.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: salted caramel pot de creme, bamboo shoots, smoked green tea, and star anise
Taste Flavor: watermelon, sweet, ripe summer tomatoes, black pepper sauce with ginger, and roasted red pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Kabobs, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A interesting melange of flavors makes this a one-of-a-kind Cabernet.

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.