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Line Shack Winery

Line Shack Winery
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, San Antonio Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16
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Line Shack Winery
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, San Antonio Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
Black violet color. Aromas of blackberry tart, rosehip jam, toast, chocolate croissant, and aniseed with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and an effortless, involved, medium-long spice cabinet, tobacco leaf, and wet stone finish with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. An intensely concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon with grippy tannins and creamy oak; buy now and drink 2022 on.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: blackberry tart, rosehip jam, toast, chocolate croissant, and aniseed
Taste Flavor: spice cabinet, tobacco leaf, and wet stone
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An intensely concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon with grippy tannins and creamy oak; buy now and drink 2022 on.

The Producer

Line Shack Winery

The Producer
PO Box 5326
Paso Robles, CA 93447
USA
1 805-238-6970

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.