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Midsummer Cellars

Midsummer Cellars
2013 Tomasson Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chicken Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.2%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$55.00
Cellar Selection

Midsummer Cellars
2013 Tomasson Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chicken Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.2%
Opaque medium dark dusty garnet color. Bright, fruity, toasty aromas and flavors of mocha - raisinettes, creme de cassis, boysenberries, and buttery cedar - violets with a chewy, lively, dry full body and a warming, complex, medium-length finish with chewy, firm tannins and moderate oak.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Rich, full & savory
Aroma Aroma: mocha - raisinettes, creme de cassis, boysenberries, and buttery cedar - violets
Taste Flavor: warming, complex, medium-length
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Dried Fruit Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, Chicken Mole Enchiladas, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Exceptional
The Producer

Midsummer Cellars

The Producer
264 North Fork, Crystal Springs Road
St. Helena, CA 94574
USA
1 707-967-0432
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.