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Jarvis

Jarvis
2013 Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$165
Cellar Selection

Jarvis
2013 Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
Dusty dark black garnet color. Complex aromas and flavors of prune, candied bacon, black olives, black licorice, and boysenberry cordial with an dryish full body and a warming, subtle, long finish that exhibits notes of cinnamon, allspice, violet liqueur, and incense with chewy tannins and heavy oak flavor. A rich, well-structured Cabernet that will delight fine diners.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: prune, candied bacon, black olives, black licorice, and boysenberry cordial
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cinnamon, allspice, violet liqueur, and incense
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 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: A rich, well-structured Cabernet that will delight fine diners.

The Producer

Jarvis Vineyards

The Producer
2970 Monticello Rd
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-255-5280

Their Portfolio

94 Jarvis 2014 Estate Grown Cave Fermented, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $68.00.
96 Jarvis 2014 Finch Hollow, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $115.00.
89 Jarvis 2014 Unfiltered Finch Hollow, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $130.00.
92 Jarvis 2012 Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $105.00.
94 Jarvis 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 13.9% (USA) $150.00.
93 Jarvis 2010 "Lake William" , Napa Valley 13.8% (USA) $170.00.
94 Jarvis 2012 Reserve, Merlot, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $200.00.
90 Jarvis 2010 Petit Verdot, Napa Valley 13.4% (USA) $120.00.
89 Jarvis 2013 Will Jarvis’ Science Project, Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley 14.3% (USA) $140.00.
85 Jarvis 2013 Tempranillo, Napa Valley 13.2% (USA) $85.00.
96 Jarvis 2007 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $260.00.
92 Jarvis 2016 Estate Grown, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.2% (USA) $75.00.
92 Jarvis 2016 Finch Hollow Vineyard, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $135.00.
90 Jarvis 2016 Finch Hollow Vineyard Unfiltered , Chardonnay, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $150.00.
92 Jarvis 2014 Estate Grown, Tempranillo, Napa Valley 14.1% (USA) $85.00.
94 Jarvis 2013 Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $165.00.
93 Jarvis 2013 Estate Grown, Merlot, Napa Valley 14.7% (USA) $105.00.
92 Jarvis 2013 Reserve, Merlot, Napa Valley 14.6% (USA) $230.00.
92 Jarvis 2013 Lake William Red Blend Estate Grown, Napa Valley 14.8% (USA) $215.00.
85 Jarvis 2012 Estate Grown, Petit Verdot, Napa Valley 13.2% (USA) $155.00.
90 Jarvis 2014 Will Jarvis’ Science Project, Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $150.00.

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.