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Maroon Wines

Maroon Wines
2012 Maroon Vineyard Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$80
Cellar Selection

Maroon Wines
2012 Maroon Vineyard Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
Indigo color. Aromas and flavors of berry compote, nougat, and clay with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, intricate, medium-long cassis yogurt, cedar, forest floor, and olives finish with crunchy, dusty tannins and moderate oak. A sumptuous and nuanced cabernet with a very Old World like elegance and style.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Rich & Full, Oaky, Savory & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: berry compote, nougat, and clay
Taste Flavor: cassis yogurt, cedar, forest floor, and olives
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Entrecote Bordelaise, Prime Rib, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sumptuous and nuanced cabernet with a very Old World like elegance and style.

The Producer

Maroon Winery

The Producer
3565 Hagen Rd
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-257-3040

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.