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Huge Bear

Huge Bear
2011 Knights Bridge Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$75.00

Huge Bear
2011 Knights Bridge Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of olives and roasted peppers and root vegetables, toasty cedar, and berry compote with a tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a nuanced, long gherkin, spiced nuts, and earth finish with fine, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A complex, savory and elegantly balanced Cabernet.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Savory, Spicy & Complex & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: olives and roasted peppers and root vegetables, toasty cedar, and berry compote
Taste Flavor: gherkin, spiced nuts, and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Braised Oxtail Ravioli, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex, savory and elegantly balanced Cabernet.
The Producer

Huge Bear Wines

The Producer
1373 Lincoln Avenue
Calistoga, CA 94515
USA
1 707-341-3391
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.