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MYKA Cellars

MYKA Cellars
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
Sustainable Agriculture
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15

MYKA Cellars
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
Medium garnet black color. Fruity aromas and flavors of dried berries, buttery praline, spicy marinated carrots, and incense with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, breezy finish that presents overtones of chocolate nuts and sour cherry tart with dusty tannins and moderate oak flavor. A nice supple red with chewy tannins.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: dried berries, buttery praline, spicy marinated carrots, and incense
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of chocolate nuts and sour cherry tart
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Bacon Cheeseburger, Taco Pizza, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice supple red with chewy tannins.

The Producer

MYKA Cellars

The Producer
18 Hanger Way, Suite C
Watsonville, CA 95076
USA
1 831-227-4916

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.