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Peaks & Tides

Peaks & Tides
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$13.99
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Peaks & Tides
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Garnet black color. Aromas of kit kat bar, mixed berry cobbler, and hazelnut creme with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, interesting, medium-long spiced nuts, apples with honey and lemon zest, and leather finish with well-integrated tannins and no oak flavor. A nicely structured cabernet with lip smacking fruit and crowd-pleasing style.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: kit kat bar, mixed berry cobbler, and hazelnut creme
Taste Flavor: spiced nuts, apples with honey and lemon zest, and leather
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Ribeye With Cabrales Cheese, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nicely structured cabernet with lip smacking fruit and crowd-pleasing style.

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.