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Maroon Wines

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

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$80

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

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
Garnet black color. Savory aromas of roasted beets, smoked cherry, black licorice, and pickling spices with a satiny, vibrant, dry medium-full body and an intriguing, medium-long saspirilla, onion jam, black pepper, and clove finish with silky tannins and heavy oak flavor. Layers of savory spice weave with velvety tannins in this table-ready Coombsville cab.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: roasted beets, smoked cherry, black licorice, and pickling spices
Taste Flavor: saspirilla, onion jam, black pepper, and clove
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Layers of savory spice weave with velvety tannins in this table-ready Coombsville cab.

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.