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PONO

PONO
2014 Mana, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$95

PONO
2014 Mana, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of berry pie, buttery peanut and cashew brittle, and spiced cocoa with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long cassis jam on raisin toast and pepper finish with moderate oak. A rich, powerful cabernet with punchy flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Savory
Aroma Aroma: berry pie, buttery peanut and cashew brittle, and spiced cocoa
Taste Flavor: cassis jam on raisin toast and pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Short Ribs, Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, powerful cabernet with punchy flavors.

The Producer

Pono Wines

The Producer
PO Box 375
Roseville, CA 95661
USA
1 786-759-1247

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.