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Porterhouse Winery

Porterhouse Winery
2014 Alko Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$85

Porterhouse Winery
2014 Alko Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4% RS: <1%
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of dried berries, leather, spiced nuts, mint, and polished wood with a full body and a long finish that presents overtones of cassis pie a la mode and chocolate toffee. A rich and enveloping Cabernet Sauvignon that will be very versatile.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dried berries, leather, spiced nuts, mint, and polished wood
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of cassis pie a la more and chocolate toffee
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and enveloping cabernet sauvignon that will be very versatile.

The Producer

Porterhouse Winery

The Producer
2435 Briarwood Dr.
San Jose, CA 95125
USA
1 408-656-1230

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.