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Moffett

Moffett
2005 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$75.00
'Stellar Cellar Selection'

Moffett
2005 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
Opaque with a brick red rim and red stained legs. Aromas of black raspberry, black currant, prunes, licorice, leather, heirloom tomato, chocolate covered toffee, old leather-bound books and vanilla bean. Lush black raspberry, plum, leather, black currant and pomegranate flavors are framed with vanilla, baking spice, leather and dark earth. Broad, long and balanced finish.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: black raspberry, black currant, prunes, licorice, leather, heirloom tomato, chocolate covered color toffee, old leather-bound books and vanilla bean
Taste Flavor: black raspberry, plum, leather, black currant and pomegranate flavors are framed with vanilla, baking spice, leather and dark earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Broad, long and balanced finish.
The Producer

Moffett Vineyards

The Producer
3524 Silverado Trl
Saint Helena, CA 94574
USA
1 707-965-3694
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.