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Las Palmeras

Las Palmeras
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Monterey County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16.99
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Las Palmeras
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Monterey County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Dull garnet black color. Smoky, savory aromas and flavors of grilled peppers, olives, roasted berries, and hint of jerky with a satiny, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, delightful, medium-long spiced cherries, dried currants, and chocolate mint finish with fine, chewy tannins and light oak. An interesting combination of smokiness and juiciness that will play nicely with grilled meats–very distinctive.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: grilled peppers, olives, roasted berries, and hint of jerky
Taste Flavor: spiced cherries, dried currants, and chocolate mint
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Brisket, Grilled Lamb Chops With A Rosemary Sauce, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An interesting combination of smokiness and juiciness that will play nicely with grilled meats–very distinctive.
The Producer

Appellation Ventures, LLC

The Producer
5570 Skylane Blvd, Suite C
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
USA
1 916-594-7199
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.
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