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Pedroncelli

Pedroncelli
2012 Wisdom Estate Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$36.00
Cellar Selection

Pedroncelli
2012 Wisdom Estate Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
Black violet color. Bright, interesting, spicy aromas of berry chutney, chocolate mint, and herbs with a silky, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, amusing, snappy cassis jam on buttered toast, yams, and earth finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A concentrated, layered cabernet that will improve with age.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Juicy, smooth, savory & spicy & complex
Aroma Aroma: berry chutney, chocolate mint, and herbs
Taste Flavor: cassis jam on buttered toast, yams, and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Kabobs, Dry Aged Sirloin Au Poivre, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A concentrated, layered cabernet that will improve with age.
The Producer

J. Pedroncelli Winery

The Producer
1220 Canyon Rd
Geyserville, CA 95441
USA
1 707-857-3531
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.
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