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PONO

PONO
2014 Mana, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7% RS: <1%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$98

PONO
2014 Mana, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7% RS: <1%
Dark garnet black color. Fruity aromas of honeyed cassis, chocolate lava cake, vanilla gelato, and toasted nuts and wood with a velvety, bright, fruity full body and a tingling, refreshing, long dried pear and sour cherries, apple and melon balls, sweet and peppery spices, and pipe tobacco finish with chewy, soft tannins and moderate oak. An elegant, seamless and fruity Napa cabernet that is drinking brilliantly now.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & New World
Aroma Aroma: honeyed cassis, chocolate lava cake, vanilla gelato, and toasted nuts and wood
Taste Flavor: dried pear and sour cherries, apple and melon balls, sweet and peppery spices, and pipe tobacco
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Filet Mignon, Peking Duck, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An elegant, seamless and fruity Napa cabernet that is drinking brilliantly now.

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.