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Ledson

Ledson
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$100

Ledson
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .1%
Dark garnet black color. Aromas of blackberry, strawberry, allspice, and leather with a soft, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, compelling, medium-long , cooked tomato, and bacon finish with chewy tannins. A savory, earthy, slightly smoky Cabernet with a complex finish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: blackberry, strawberry, allspice, and leather
Taste Flavor: , cooked tomato, and bacon
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Eggplant Parmesan, Pappardelle Pasta with Mushrooms, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory, earthy, slightly smoky Cabernet with a complex finish.

The Producer

Ledson Winery & Vineyard

The Producer
PO Box 653
Kenwood, CA 95452
USA
1 707-537-3810

Their Portfolio

92 Ledson 2013 "Mes Trois Amours", Sonoma Valley 14.5% (USA) $48.00.
86 Ledson 2012 Estate Vineyard, Syrah, Sonoma Valley 14.5% (USA) $46.00.
92 Ledson 2012 Estate Old Vine, Petite Sirah, Sonoma Valley 14.5% (USA) $46.00.
89 Ledson 2013 Sangiovese, Knights Valley 14.5% (USA) $40.00.
92 Ledson 2012 "Amy’s Vineyard", Zinfandel, Russian River Valley 14.5% (USA) $54.00.
90 Ledson 2013 "Old Vine", Zinfandel, Russian River Valley 14.5% (USA) $32.00.
91 Ledson 2014 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 14.2% (USA) $44.00.
94 Ledson 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley 15.3% (USA) $70.00.
93 Ledson 2013 Malbec, Dry Creek Valley 14.5% (USA) $48.00.
90 Ledson 2013 "Gunsight", California 14.5% (USA) $32.00.
88 Ledson 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley 13.5% (USA) $34.00.
92 Ledson 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 13.5% (USA) $34.00.
93 Ledson 2013 Estate Old Vine, Petite Sirah, Sonoma Valley 14.5% (USA) $46.00.
86 Ledson 2013 Estate Vineyard, Syrah, Sonoma Valley 14.5% (USA) $46.00.
91 Ledson 2014 Estate Old Vine, Carignane, Redwood Valley 14.5% (USA) $36.00.
92 Ledson 2013 Tiamo Red Blend, Alexander Valley 15.3% (USA) $86.00.
94 Ledson 2013 Cepage Red Blend, Sonoma Valley 15.3% (USA) $86.00.
84 Ledson 2016 Pinot Rosé, Russian River Valley 14.2% (USA) $30.00.
92 Ledson 2013 Estate Vineyard, Syrah, Sonoma Valley 14.5% (USA) $46.00.
89 Ledson 2016 Viognier, Sonoma Coast 13.5% (USA) $32.00.
91 Ledson 2013 Estate Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Sonoma Valley 14.5% (USA) $46.00.
87 Ledson 2014 Sweet Ida May Late Harvest, Zinfandel, Redwood Valley 18% (USA) $50.00.
91 Ledson 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain 14.5% (USA) $100.00.
89 Ledson 2013 Estate Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 15.3% (USA) $90.00.
86 Ledson 2014 Malbec, Dry Creek Valley 14.8% (USA) $56.00.
92 Ledson 2014 Moon Mountain Estate Vineyard, Merlot, Sonoma County 14.7% (USA) $72.00.
90 Ledson 2014 Estate Vineyard, Merlot, Sonoma Valley 14.7% (USA) $68.00.
92 Ledson 2014 Bellisimo Red Blend, Sonoma Valley 14.9% (USA) $86.00.
87 Ledson 2014 Reserve, Chardonnay, Carneros 14.2% (USA) $52.00.
90 Ledson 2014 Ricetti Lane Old Vine, Zinfandel, Redwood Valley 14.5% (USA) $32.00.
93 Ledson 2013 Century Vine Reserve, Zinfandel, Russian River Valley 14.5% (USA) $68.00.
93 Ledson 2014 Estate Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley 14.7% (USA) $70.00.
89 Ledson 2013 Estate Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 15.3% (USA) $90.00.
91 Ledson 2014 Ti Amo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 14.9% (USA) $86.00.
90 Ledson 2015 Estate Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 14.2% (USA) $42.00.
92 Ledson 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 13.5% (USA) $36.00.
88 Ledson 2014 Mes Trois Amours, Sonoma Valley 14.5% (USA) $48.00.
90 Ledson 2014 Estate Vineyard, Syrah, Sonoma Valley 14.5% (USA) $46.00.
89 Ledson 2014 Estate Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Sonoma Valley 14.5% (USA) $46.00.
93 Ledson 2014 Cepage, Sonoma Valley 14.9% (USA) $86.00.
90 Ledson 2016 Estate Vineyard Reserve, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 14.2% (USA) $66.00.
92 Ledson 2015 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Howell Mountain 14.5% (USA) $56.00.
93 Ledson 2015 Baldocchi Old Vine, Zinfandel, Russian River Valley 14.5% (USA) $36.00.
87 Ledson 2016 Ricetti Lane, Grenache, Redwood Valley 14.5% (USA) $40.00.
88 Ledson 2014 Malbec, Dry Creek Valley 14.8% (USA) $48.00.
92 Ledson 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.9% (USA) $94.00.
89 Ledson 2016 Estate Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 14% (USA) $60.00.
88 Ledson 2016 Valerie’s Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Carneros 14% (USA) $38.00.
91 Ledson 2016 Sangiacomo Vineyards, Chardonnay, Carneros 14% (USA) $52.00.
93 Ledson 2016 Dutton Ranch, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 14% (USA) $44.00.
93 Ledson 2017 Grove Estate Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 14% (USA) $42.00.
84 Ledson 2015 Estate Old Vine, Petite Sirah, Sonoma Valley 14.5% (USA) $46.00.
92 Ledson 2015 Estate Old Vine, Syrah, Sonoma Valley 14.5% (USA) $46.00.

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.