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Reynolds Family Winery

Reynolds Family Winery
2012 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$115.00
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Reynolds Family Winery
2012 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
Bright black ruby color. Savory aromas of hen of the woods mushrooms, coffee rubbed smoked meats, and cassis with a chewy, vibrant, dryish full body and a hot, subtle, long sun dried berries, leather, cherry cola, and cherry scented tobacco finish with chewy, husky tannins and heavy oak. A giant Cab full of sun dried fruit flavor.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full, Savory, Spicy & Complex, Oaky, Juicy & Smooth & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: hen of the woods mushrooms, coffee rubbed smoked meats, and cassis
Taste Flavor: sun dried berries, leather, cherry cola, and cherry scented tobacco
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Salisbury Steak, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A giant Cab full of sun dried fruit flavor.

The Producer

Reynolds Family Winery

The Producer
3266 Silverado Trl
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-258-2558

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.