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Lawer Estates

Lawer Estates
2014 Hillside Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$64

Lawer Estates
2014 Hillside Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .1%
Dark garnet black color. Dank aromas of blackberry, black pepper, leather, and chocolate nuts with a tannic, lively, dryish full body and a medium-length stewed blackberries, cigar box, vanilla extract, and dried cherries finish with woody, husky tannins and heavy oak flavor. A round and enjoyable Napa cabernet.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full, Oaky & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: blackberry, black pepper, leather, and chocolate nuts
Taste Flavor: stewed blackberries, cigar box, vanilla extract, and dried cherries
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Pastrami Sandwich, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A round and enjoyable Napa cabernet.

The Producer

Lawer Family Wines

The Producer
PO Box 1105
Calistoga, CA 94515
USA
1 707-331-3728

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.