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Pend d’Oreille

Pend d’Oreille
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15%
Sustainability in Practice Certified
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$21

Pend d’Oreille
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15%
Dark black ruby color. Aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, jolly rancher, maple syrup, and coconut milk with a slightly chewy, crisp, fruity medium body and a warming, breezy yogurt covered raisin, hot chocolate, sweet herbs, and vanilla finish with medium tannins and moderate oak. A juicy cabernet with giant fruit.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: creme de cassis, jolly rancher, maple syrup, and coconut milk
Taste Flavor: yogurt covered raisin, hot chocolate, sweet herbs, and vanilla
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Hamburger, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy cabernet with giant fruit.

The Producer

Pend d'Oreille Winery

The Producer
301 Cedar Street Suite 101
Sandpoint, ID 83864
USA
1 208-265-8545

Their Portfolio

94 Meyer 2013 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington 14.2% (USA) $35.00.
89 Pend d’Oreille 2012 Bistro Rouge, Washington 14.1% (USA) $15.00.
86 Pend d’Oreille 2014 Chardonnay, Idaho 13.5% (USA) $18.00.
91 Pend d’Oreille 2014 Albarino, Washington 13.7% (USA) $18.00.
89 Pend d’Oreille 2012 Bistro Rouge Red Table Wine, Washington 14.1% (USA) $27.00.
84 Pend d’Oreille 2014 Bistro Blanc White Table Wine, Washington 14.1% (USA) $27.00.
88 Pend d’Oreille 2014 Willard Vineyard, Roussanne, Washington 14.6% (USA) $18.00.
90 Pend d’Oreille 2013 Cabernet Franc, Washington 14.2% (USA) $21.00.
92 Pend d’Oreille 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington 14.7% (USA) $21.00.
88 Pend d’Oreille 2013 L’OEUVRE Reserve, Washington 14.5% (USA) $30.00.
88 Pend d’Oreille 2015 Chardonnay, Snake River Valley 14.3% (USA) $15.99.
91 Pend d’Oreille 2015 Vickers Vineyard Cuvée Julie Reserve, Chardonnay, Snake River Valley 13.8% (USA) $25.00.
92 Pend d’Oreille 2014 Merlot, Washington 15% (USA) $21.00.
88 Pend d’Oreille 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington 15% (USA) $21.00.
86 Pend d’Oreille 2015 Vickers Vineyard, Chardonnay, Snake River Valley 14.3% (USA) $16.00.
86 Pend d’Oreille 2016 Chardonnay, Snake River Valley 15.2% (USA) $18.00.
92 Pend d’Oreille 2016 Syrah, Washington 14.9% (USA) $22.00.
94 Pend d’Oreille 2014 Malbec, Washington 14.6% (USA) $28.00.
84 Pend d’Oreille 2016 Merlot, Washington 14.3% (USA) $18.00.

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.