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Reynolds Family Winery

Reynolds Family Winery
2015 Reserve 300 Series, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$115

Reynolds Family Winery
2015 Reserve 300 Series, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6%
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of black cassis, figs and dates, dark chocolate, fine caramel, toasted pine nuts, cola, and menthol with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, long finish evoking notes of french silk pie, hazelnut spread, and licorice with silky tannins and moderate oak flavor. Supreme texture and elegant flavors mesh in this serious, upstanding Stags Leap Cabernet that is sure to please.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, New World, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: black cassis, figs and dates, dark chocolate, fine caramel, toasted pine nuts, cola, and menthol
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of french silk pie, hazelnut spread, and licorice
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Supreme texture and elegant flavors mesh in this serious, upstanding Stags Leap Cabernet that is sure to please.

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.