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Italics

Italics
2013 Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$95
Cellar Selection

Italics
2013 Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8%
Opaque deep purple color. Baked, clean, complex, floral, fresh aromas and flavors of fresh black plum, smoke and cracked pepper, dark chocolate, and and mocha with a round, tart, dry full body and a peppery, delightful, medium-long pepper finish with well-integrated, medium tannins and moderate oak. A big, bold, round red blend from Napa; soft and round, with a fruity finish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: fresh black plum, smoke and cracked pepper, dark chocolate, and and mocha
Taste Flavor: pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A big, bold, round red blend from Napa; soft and round, with a fruity finish.

The Producer

Italics Winegrowers

The Producer
70 Rapp Lane
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-258-0106

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.