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Mossback

Mossback
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chalk Hill, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .15%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$25
Cellar Selection

Mossback
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chalk Hill, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .15%
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of nut brittle, honeyed dried berries, and chocolate coffee beans with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, engaging, medium-long finish that shows accents of blueberry-currant cobbler, toffee, and dusty earth with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A chewy, satisfying cabernet with structure for aging too.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: nut brittle, honeyed dried berries, and chocolate coffee beans
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of blueberry-currant cobbler, toffee, and dusty earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Short Ribs, Pot Roast, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A chewy, satisfying cabernet with structure for aging too.

The Producer

Matchbook Wine Co.

The Producer
12300 County Rd 92B
Zamora, CA 95698
USA
1 530-662-1032

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.