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Midsummer Cellars

Midsummer Cellars
2014 Hall Family Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$65

Midsummer Cellars
2014 Hall Family Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
Medium color. Sweet, nutty aromas and flavors of wild strawberries, chocolate hazelnut spread, violets, and mocha with a tannic, vibrant, fruity full body and a colossal, long finish that exhibits notes of dried mint, Greek yogurt, and zatar with well-integrated, crunchy, chewy tannins. A rich and fruity wine for Mediterranean fare.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full, Savory & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: wild strawberries, chocolate hazelnut spread, violets, and mocha
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of dried mint, Greek yogurt, and zatar
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Beef Kabobs, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and fruity wine for Mediterranean fare.

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.