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Iron Side

Iron Side
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$14.99

Iron Side
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
Dark garnet color. Woody aromas of leather, moss, cedar closet, and wet leaves with a watery body and a smooth, relaxed cranberry muffin, lemon pound cake with juniper, chocolate chew with raisins, and honeycomb cereal finish with papery tannins and moderate oak flavor. A leafy cabernet.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: leather, moss, cedar closet, and wet leaves
Taste Flavor: cranberry muffin, lemon pound cake with juniper, chocolate chew with raisins, and honeycomb cereal
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Shepherd’s Pie, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A leafy cabernet.

The Producer or Importer

Latitude Beverage Company

The Producer or  Importer
20 Guest Street, Suite 105
Brighton, MA 02135
USA
1 857-576-6035

Their Portfolio

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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.