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Napa Smith

Napa Smith
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$35.00
Cellar Selection

Napa Smith
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8%
Bright violet color. Inviting, complex aromas and flavors of dried and spiced berries, chocolate figs, caramelized bacon, and sundried tomatoes and leather with a supple, bright, dryish medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long vanilla yogurt nuts, delicate brown spices, and chocolate mint finish with silky tannins and light oak. A lively and inviting cabernet that will be very versatile.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: dried and spiced berries, chocolate figs, caramelized bacon, and sundried tomatoes and leather
Taste Flavor: vanilla yogurt nuts, delicate brown spices, and chocolate mint
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Bacon Wrapped Filet Steak, Herb Crusted Lamb Chops, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lively and inviting cabernet that will be very versatile.
The Importer

R.S. Lipman Company

The Importer
411 Great Circle Road
Nashville, TN 37228
USA
1 615-244-2230
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.