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Mirror

Mirror
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$105.00
Cellar Selection

Mirror
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Deep purple color. Inviting aromas and flavors of milk chocolate, pecans, nougat, and vanilla-caramel with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a peppery, fast cola finish with cottony tannins and moderate oak. A big cab for sturdy meals; consider cellaring this one.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: milk chocolate, pecans, nougat, and vanilla-caramel
Taste Flavor: cola
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Shepherd’s Pie, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A big cab for sturdy meals; consider cellaring this one.
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.