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Spangler

Spangler
2016 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oregon

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$49
Cellar Selection

Spangler
2016 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oregon

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
Black violet color. Aromas of herb scone, plum sauce with ginger, dark chocolate, and leather patina with a lightly tannic, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, huge, very long juicy black cassis, parsley, chervil, star anise, and tobacco finish with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. Enchanting aromas beacon one to a glass of this brooding red that will please lovers of old and new world wines alike.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: herb scone, plum sauce with ginger, dark chocolate, and leather patina
Taste Flavor: juicy black cassis, parsley, chervil, star anise, and tobacco
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Enchanting aromas beacon one to a glass of this brooding red that will please lovers of old and new world wines alike.

The Producer

Spangler Vineyards

The Producer
491 Winery Ln
Roseburg, OR 97471
USA
1 541-679-9654

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.