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Midsummer Cellars

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

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.4%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$65
Cellar Selection

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

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.4%
Nearly opaque garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of berries in chocolate, mocha, black peppercorn, and vanilla taffy with a tannic, soft, dry full body and a very complex, medium-long finish revealing accents of smoked chocolate, sweet paprika, and hazelnut creme with grippy, well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A pastoral Cabernet Sauvignon with lots of character.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Savory
Aroma Aroma: berries in chocolate, mocha, black peppercorn, and vanilla taffy
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of smoked chocolate, sweet paprika, and hazelnut creme
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Shepherd’s Pie, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pastoral Cabernet Sauvignon with lots of character.

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.