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Macauley

Macauley
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.2%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$72.00
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Macauley
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.2%
Opaque with a purple rim and red stained legs. Aromas of black currant, briar, black cherry, leather and vanilla. Juicy black cherry, currant and black plum flavors are framed with vanilla, mocha, cocoa nibs and allspice. Deliciously smooth and classic. Napa cabernet
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: black currant, briar, black cherry, leather and vanilla
Taste Flavor: Juicy black cherry, currant and black plum flavors are framed with vanilla, mocha, cocoa nibs and allspice
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Deliciously smooth and classic.
The Producer

Macauley Vineyard

The Producer
3520 Silverado Trl N
Saint Helena, CA 94574
USA
1 707-963-0263
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.