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Tertulia Cellars

Tertulia Cellars
2013 Phinny Hill Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$45
Cellar Selection

Tertulia Cellars
2013 Phinny Hill Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pasta Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Black garnet color. Oaky aromas of toasty tobacco, raisin toast, and wooden pipe with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long slate and dried blueberries finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and heavy oak flavor. An oaky number from Horse Heaven HIlls with zippy acidity for cellarability.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World, Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: toasty tobacco, raisin toast, and wooden pipe
Taste Flavor: slate and dried blueberries
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Braised Oxtail Ravioli, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An oaky number from Horse Heaven HIlls with zippy acidity for cellarability.

The Producer

Tertulia Cellars

The Producer
1564 Whiteley Rd
Walla Walla, WA 99362
USA
1 509-525-5700

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.