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Mirror

Mirror
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$105.00
Cellar Selection

Mirror
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of roasted pecans and good and plenty with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a complex, medium-long spiced rum raisin, blueberry fruit leather, cornichon relish, and cinnamon chocolate pudding finish with well-integrated, medium, firm tannins and moderate oak. A sophisticated and luxurious wine from Howell Mountain.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: roasted pecans and good and plenty
Taste Flavor: spiced rum raisin, blueberry fruit leather, cornichon relish, and cinnamon chocolate pudding
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Well-Marbled Steak, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sophisticated and luxurious wine from Howell Mountain.
The Producer

Mirror Wine Co.

The Producer
360 Main Street, Suite A
Saint Helena, CA 94574
USA
1 707-968-5154
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.