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Outlander

Outlander
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$8.99
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Outlander
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Black garnet color. Aromas of morello cherry, terra cotta, polished oak, chocolate covered candied orange peel, and spice cabinet with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, layered, long anise, savory spices, and dark chocolate finish with well-integrated, drying tannins and heavy oak flavor. A delicious and complex cabernet sauvignon to serve with fine steak.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: morello cherry, terra cotta, polished oak, chocolate covered candied orange peel, and spice cabinet
Taste Flavor: anise, savory spices, and dark chocolate
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Ribeye With Maitre D' Butter, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious and complex cabernet sauvignon to serve with fine steak.

The Producer

Francis Ford Coppola Winery

The Producer
300 Via Archimedes
Geyserville, CA 95441
USA
1 707-251-3200

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.