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Riboli Family Vineyard

Riboli Family Vineyard
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.1%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$60.00

Riboli Family Vineyard
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.1%
Opaque dark bright violet color. Bright, roasted aromas of roasted nuts, chocolate fudge, banana foster, and dried berries and leather with a soft, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a warming, medium-long menthol mint and eucalyptus honey on toast finish with dusty tannins and moderate oak. A brooding, chewy well-structured cabernet that will improve with time.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Juicy, smooth, oaky & rich & full
Aroma Aroma: roasted nuts, chocolate fudge, banana foster, and dried berries and leather
Taste Flavor: menthol mint and eucalyptus honey on toast
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Bone In Ribeye Steak With A White Pepper Demi-Glaze Sauce, Grilled Ribeye With Cabrales Cheese, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A brooding, chewy well-structured cabernet that will improve with time.
The Producer

Riboli Family Wine Estates

The Producer
737 Lamar Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031
USA
1 323-223-1401
Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Glass Cabernet.jpg
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.
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