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Smith Devereux

Smith Devereux
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$45.00

Smith Devereux
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6%
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of mocha fudge, pencil shavings, and berry pie crust with a bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a distinctive, medium-long berry creme brulee, nutskin, spiced toffee, and cola finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A spot-on Napa Cabernet with everything in its proper place.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Savory
Aroma Aroma: mocha fudge, pencil shavings, and berry pie crust
Taste Flavor: berry creme brulee, nutskin, spiced toffee, and cola
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Bone In Ribeye Steak With A White Pepper Demi-Glaze Sauce, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spot-on Napa Cabernet with everything in its proper place.
The Producer

Smith Devereux Wines

The Producer
1500 3rd St. Suite B1
Napa, CA 94559
USA
1 773-426-2326
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.