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RJV

RJV
2013 D’Ambrosio Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.2% RS: <1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$90

RJV
2013 D’Ambrosio Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.2% RS: <1%
Nearly opaque black garnet color. Aromas of cherry cola, lacquered wood, latex, demerara, cinnamon-cardamom custard, and sticky date pudding with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, long vanilla, anise, slate, cinnamon gelato with toasted coconut, and espresso finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A dark and dense Coombsville cab that lives up to expectations.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: cherry cola, lacquered wood, latex, demerara, cinnamon-cardamom custard, and sticky date pudding
Taste Flavor: vanilla, anise, slate, cinnamon gelato with toasted coconut, and espresso
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribeye, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dark and dense Coombsville cab that lives up to expectations.

The Importer

Robert John Vineyards

The Importer
10 Highgrove Road
New Albany, OH 43054
USA
1 740-507-4623

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.