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Inherit The Sheep

Inherit The Sheep
2012 Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.6% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$80
Cellar Selection

Inherit The Sheep
2012 Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.6% RS: <1%
Black violet color. Elegant aromas and flavors of balsamic braised figs, black cassis, squid ink, violet, eucalyptus, and anise candies with a velvety, vibrant, sweet medium-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long finish with silky, well-integrated tannins and heavy oak. Fancy oak and elegant aromas collide in this highbrow cabernet.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: balsamic braised figs, black cassis, squid ink, violet, eucalyptus, and anise candies
Taste Flavor: balsamic braised figs, black cassis, squid ink, violet, eucalyptus, and anise candies
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Dry-Aged Sirloin From A Free Range Cow, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Fancy oak and elegant aromas collide in this highbrow cabernet.

The Producer

Inherit the Sheep

The Producer
1189 Fourth Ave
Napa, CA 94559
USA
1 707-732-3037

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.