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Maroon Wines

Maroon Wines
2014 Maroon Vineyard Special Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$160
Cellar Selection

Maroon Wines
2014 Maroon Vineyard Special Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
Brown brick red color. Aromas and flavors of spiced dried berries, honeycomb, leather bag filled with coffee, chocolate and spice, and wet clay with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, very long finish with notes of cassis pie a la mode, honey glazed carrots, cherry cola, and chocolate mint with silky, soft tannins. A stately, seamless cabernet with deep rich flavors, finely balanced oak, and a long satisfying finish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World, Oaky, Spicy & Complex & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: spiced dried berries, honeycomb, leather bag filled with coffee, chocolate and spice, and wet clay
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cassis pie a la mode, honey glazed carrots, cherry cola, and chocolate mint
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Prime Rib, Filet Mignon, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A stately, seamless cabernet with deep rich flavors, finely balanced oak, and a long satisfying finish.

The Producer

Maroon Winery

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

Their Portfolio

90 Maroon Wines 2013 Douaihy Family Special Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Yountville, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $100.00.
95 Maroon Wines 2012 Maroon Vineyard Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $80.00.
90 Maroon Wines 2013 Single Vineyard Reserve, Malbec, Napa Valley 14.2% (USA) $60.00.
91 Maroon Wines 2013 Single Vineyard Reserve, Merlot, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $60.00.
93 Maroon Wines 2013 Maroon Vineyard Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $80.00.
93 Maroon Wines 2013 Maroon Vineyard Special Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $120.00.
90 Maroon Wines 2013 Maroon Vineyard Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $80.00.
91 Maroon Wines 2013 Maroon Vineyard Special Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $120.00.
93 Maroon Wines 2013 Douaihy Family Special Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Yountville, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $100.00.
91 Maroon Wines 2014 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $80.00.
87 Maroon Wines 2014 Special Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $140.00.
93 Maroon Wines 2014 Dry Farmed Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $100.00.
92 Maroon Wines 2014 Rutherford, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley 14.6% (USA) $120.00.
92 Maroon Wines 2014 Reserve, Zinfandel, Chiles Valley 14.4% (USA) $60.00.
93 Maroon Wines 2014 Maroon Vineyard Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $100.00.
96 Maroon Wines 2014 Maroon Vineyard Special Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $160.00.

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.