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Renteria

Renteria
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
97 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$80.00
Cellar Selection

Renteria
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
Opaque violet color. Inviting, toasty aromas and flavors of roasted nuts, dark chocolate mint, and cassis pastry with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-full body and a smooth, complex, long berry-cherry custard tart, melted toffee, and delicate baking spices finish with silky, soft tannins and moderate oak. A plush, juicy Napa cabernet with bright fruit and seamless balance.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: roasted nuts, dark chocolate mint, and cassis pastry
Taste Flavor: berry-cherry custard tart, melted toffee, and delicate baking spices
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Filet Mignon, Elk Chops, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A plush, juicy Napa cabernet with bright fruit and seamless balance.
The Producer

Renteria Wines

The Producer
6711 Washington St (Maisonry)
Yountville, CA 94599
USA
1 707-253-7685
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.