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Spoken Barrel

Spoken Barrel
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19.99
Cellar Selection

Spoken Barrel
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Black garnet color. Aromas of dates, cherries in porridge, black pepper, and creme de violette with a velvety, vibrant, fruity full body and a peppery, complex, medium-long vanilla gelato, berries in white chocolate, graphite, and black pepper finish with medium, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A serious cab full of complexities.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dates, cherries in porridge, black pepper, and creme de violette
Taste Flavor: vanilla gelato, berries in white chocolate, graphite, and black pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Hanger Steak, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A serious cab full of complexities.

The Producer or Importer

Constellation Wines

The Producer or  Importer
12667 Rd 24
Madera, CA 93637
USA
1 888-659-7900

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.