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Modus Operandi Cellars

Modus Operandi Cellars
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: <1%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$100
Cellar Selection

Modus Operandi Cellars
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: <1%
Black violet color. Perfumed aromas and flavors of dried rose petals, asian pear, black olive, vanilla shortbread, strawberry preserves, and lime leaf with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a smooth, nuanced, long gardenia, mocha, cocoa powder, and leather billfold finish with firm tannins and moderate oak. An excellent Napa cab that will develop into show-stopper.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dried rose petals, asian pear, black olive, vanilla shortbread, strawberry preserves, and lime leaf
Taste Flavor: gardenia, mocha, cocoa powder, and leather billfold
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Ribeye With Cabrales Cheese, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An excellent Napa cab that will develop into show-stopper.

The Producer

Modus Operandi Cellars

The Producer
3125 St. Helena Highway
Saint Helena, CA 94574
USA
1 530-219-6199

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.