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Ravage

Ravage
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99
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Ravage
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Dark deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of blueberry jam, stewed prunes, burning racquetball, cherry tobacco, balloon rubber, and latex gloves with a round, bright, dryish full body and a seamless, snappy finish with accents of prunes, dried fig, Medjool dates, applewood smoke, and dark chocolate ganache with soft, fruit tannins and light oak flavor. A dark and brooding California red with plenty of smoke and spice.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: blueberry jam, stewed prunes, burning racquetball, cherry tobacco, balloon rubber, and latex gloves
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of prunes, dried fig, medjool dates, applewood smoke, and dark chocolate genache
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Empanadas, Spicy Nachos, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dark and brooding California red with plenty of smoke and spice.

The Producer or Importer

Constellation Wines

The Producer or  Importer
12667 Rd 24
Madera, CA 93637
USA
1 888-659-7900

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.