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Schug

Schug
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$30.00
Cellar Selection

Schug
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8%
Nearly opaque dusty ruby color. Fruity, floral, oaky, minerally aromas and flavors of ripe black currants, green olives, delicate floral note - violets, and potters clay and planked oak with a slightly chewy, lively, dry full body and a warming, nuanced, breezy finish with earthy, woody tannins and moderate oak. Nice persistence of authentic flavors.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full & Savory
Aroma Aroma: ripe black currants, green olives, delicate floral note - violets, and potters clay and planked oak
Taste Flavor: warming, nuanced, breezy
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Daube Provençal, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Nice persistence of authentic flavors.
The Producer

Schug Carneros Estate Winery

The Producer
602 Bonneau Rd
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-939-9363
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.
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