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Tom Eddy

Tom Eddy
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Tom Eddy
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
Dark violet color. Lively, fruity, creamy attractive aromas and flavors of huckleberry custard tart, creme brulee, and chocolate mousse with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, nuanced, medium-long spicy currant compote, nuts, and pencil shavings finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak. A richly flavored, well-structured and elegantly styled cabernet.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Oaky & rich & full
Aroma Aroma: huckleberry custard tart, creme brulee, and chocolate mousse
Taste Flavor: spicy currant compote, nuts, and pencil shavings
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Wagyu Beef With Cabrales Blue Cheese, Grilled Ribeye With Maitre D' Butter, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A richly flavored, well-structured and elegantly styled cabernet.
The Producer

Tom Eddy Winery, LLC

The Producer
3870 State Highway 128
Calistoga, CA 94515
USA
1 707-942-4267
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.