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Midsummer Cellars

Midsummer Cellars
2014 Canon Creek Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$75

Midsummer Cellars
2014 Canon Creek Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6%
Dark dusty ruby color. Inviting, jammy aromas of blackberry syrup, pie crust, and forest floor with a chewy, crisp, dry medium-full body and an appealing, medium-long mixed berry fruit leather, smoky leather, and vanilla cigarillo finish with crunchy, chewy tannins and heavy oak flavor. A big Napa Cab with a smoky edge.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Rich & Full, Savory, Spicy & Complex, Juicy & Smooth & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: blackberry syrup, pie crust, and forest floor
Taste Flavor: mixed berry fruit leather, smoky leather, and vanilla cigarillo
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roasted Boar, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A big Napa Cab with a smoky edge.

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.